Tamil Diplomat

Had we honoured Banda-Chelva pact, country would have been different: President

President Maithripala Sirisena has lamented that if the country had honoured the program initiated by SWRD Bandaranaike had implemented, upon discussions with Dudley Senanayake and S.J.V. Chelvanayagam, there would not have been the possibility to create a ‘Prabhakaran’. Therefore we as Sri Lankans must strive to create the constitution that would strengthen national reconciliation,” the President stressed.

He made this observation addressing the House yesterday. He added that Sri Lanka must also take note of the beneficial factors included in the constitutions of powerful countries in the world such as India.

The President requested all parties not to create fear in the country about the new constitution and not to misinterpret the constitution that is being made.