The Chief Prelates of the Asgiri, Malwathu, Amarapura, and Ramanna Maha Nikaya have called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to immediately dissolve the Cabinet including the post of Prime Minister in accordance with powers vested with him.
The Maha Nayaka Thera directed a letter in this regard to President Rajapaksa.
The venerable said the country should be handed over to an interim government comprising representatives of all parties that represent Parliament until a government is elected through a Parliamentary Election.
The letter states that an expert advisory board must be appointed to obtain necessary advice and guidance in the interim for the purpose of administration.
The letter added that the proposal of the advisory board should be taken up for debate in Parliament and implemented void of party politics based on a national policy.
The Chief Incumbents also claimed that an independent committee must be appointed to follow up on the proposals tabled by the advisory board that should be appointed to resolve the economic crisis while such actions should be subject to judicial questioning and a formal audit and made public periodically.
The Maha Nayaka Thera are of the view that the President, as the pioneer of the government during this period, must be held accountable to act in accordance with the decisions of the board.