The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has urged the three main Buddhist Sectsin the country to reconsider their assertion that there was no need for a new Constitution for the country.
TNA MP MA Sumanthiran stated that when all political parties represented in the legislature had contributed towards the drafting of a new Constitution, the main Buddhist Sects affirming that there was no need for such a framework was both shocking and ridiculous.
He pointed out that the whole objective in electing a new regime two years ago was to introduce a new Constitution and asked why the Buddhist clergy had taken such a long time to state their case.
Sumanthiran added that for the first time in the country's history since independence it has got a golden opportunity to enact a new Constitution with input from all political parties and the public. He alleged that there could be a sinister move behind the stance taken by the Maha Sangha.(Ceylon Today)