Through his description that ‘the sudden constitutional reform is a concealed division of the country’, Rajapaksa has given his loyalists an opportunity to racism and religious extremism, he told the media in Colombo yesterday (07).
Karunaratne expressed hope a proposal to devolve powers and unite the country could be adopted through the new constitution, but warned saboteurs were at work against it.
He said it was the result of these attempts that he had been attacked by a person, identified as Manoj Buddhika Hemachandra, at Hotel Sanora at Thalawathugoda on November 24.
The NSSP leader questioned the court’s having granted bail to his attacker, and described it as a foolish act to refer the incident to the mediation board for settlement.
If that is the case, the national issue of the country too, could be resolved through a mediation board, he said in scorn.
He also pointed to the threatening telephone calls received by chairman of the parliamentary committee on constitutional reforms Dr. Jayampathy Wickremaratne as an act by racists.
Mahinda Rajapaksa, who warns the Sinhala people that the proposed constitution would divide the country, has told Tamil journalists in Colombo in October that he was not aware of its content with regard to devolution of power, radiogagana reports.