Venerable Omalpe Sobhitha Thera emphasizes that taking to the streets without any organization is not the solution to the existing problems.
Speaking at a media briefing held in Embilipitiya today, Sobhitha Thera said taking to the streets without leadership could lead to violence.
The Thera also stated that this would further increase public pressure.
Omalpe Sobhitha Thera said therefore people should not take to the streets based on requests made through Facebook and other social media sites.
Sobhitha Thera said the government will be compelled to arrest demonstrators and remand them, especially if public property is damaged.
The Thera noted that the public property belongs to the people and therefore it is not wise to damage them.
Venerable Omalpe Sobhitha Thera stressed that people should only engaged in organized protests to achieve their targets in a non-violent manner.