Colombo, April 23 (newsin.asia): The top Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka, called the ‘Maha Sangha’, have extended their support to the government on the Colombo Port City project.
A Presidential press release said that at the tenth meeting of the Buddhist Advisory Council here on Friday, the monks told the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that “a country should not remain in one place. It should endeavor to progress commercially towards success.”
However, in the light of the criticism of the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill, now before the Supreme Court for its determination on its constitutionality, the Maha Sangha emphasized that “the citizenry should be properly educated and clarified about the actual position, to remove their doubts with regard to the project in order to garner their support and accomplish the aims of the Colombo Port City project.”
State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal spoke about the project in-depth, enlightening the monks about its benefits both to the economy and the country.
“Expanding the landmass of the country and paving the way to new investment opportunities is a victory for the country. Instead of propagating falsehoods and opposing everything, we must unite to stand tall as a nation,” he said.