Venerable Omalpe Sobitha thera has requested the President to take legal action against all individuals responsible for stealing the country’s wealth and to recover stolen assets to the Treasury.
Speaking at a media briefing in Embilipitiya the thera said such measures will bring local and international recognition to the President.
The thera said the President only obtained advice from soothsayers, astrologers, relatives, the corrupt, and self-centred individuals and charged that to date the President has failed to accept advice from experts and intellectuals.
Sobitha thera urged the President to correct such wrong decisions.
The venerable added the President must also support efforts to curtail the powers vested in him through the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and gain the trust of the people.
Sobitha thera also requested the President to create a favourable background for a suitable programme to uplift the country, to form an all-party interim government, and subsequently lay the foundation to hold an election.