Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes for national and religious unity through a new constitution


Former president and United People’s Freedom alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed hope that the new constitution would promote national unity and religious unity.

Participating in the Constitutional Assembly debate on the Interim Report of the of the steering committee on new constitution, the Kurunegala district MP said he participates in the legislative process to formulate a new constitution with the sincere hope to create unity in the country.

Rajapaksa said the end of the war was a reason to restore reconciliation and the party participated in the process of drafting a new constitution with honest intentions although they had reservations about the government’s process.

“We presented our proposals to unite the people through the new constitution,” he said.

MP Mahinda Rajapaksa requested the not to create hated among communities.