May 03, 2018

Govt. should quit - Rathana Thera

The present government should immediately quit, says MP and Senior advisor to the president - Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera.

If the government is taking such foolhardy decisions to re-introduce a weedicide such as Glyphosate, which was banned by themselves, they should just leave as such decision will not be beneficial for the country, the Thera said.

The Thera also voiced his strong disapproval against such decisions being taken in secret without thinking of the public and without consulting experts on this weedicide.

"A few months back, a committee was appointed on Glyphosate. We also voiced our protest back then. The committee proceedings prolonged for around 06 months. Now, a new expert panel has been appointed. Although I am a member, I was not invited," the Thera said.

"I learnt that this panel had convened on May 01. What sort of government and country that takes decisions like this? I have no clue... A country cannot be steered in this manner. Therefore what should be done is the government should to leave after handing over the reins of the country to a group who can take correct decisions," the Thera said.

The Thera further added that more details on the revoking of the Glyphosate ban would be revealed during today's (03) media briefing.

(Source : Divaina)

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