The Sri Lanka Religious Conference holding a news conference has called on all voters to refrain from electing to Parliament groups that speak profanity and are aggressive at the upcoming election, .
The Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera said that they were sending representatives to Parliament not to speak obscene language and exchange scuffles. He mentioned that an intellectual disciplined group should be elected for the enactment of laws and regulations and to craft policies for the country. This he said is the prime responsibility of the people.
Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said that political parties based on communalism and religions are not suitable for the country. He honestly believed that the country would divide through the existence of such parties. These changes should be effected if anyone loves the country.
Buddhist, Catholic, Islam and Hindu religious representatives also expressed views at this news briefing.
General Secretary of the National Christian Council W.P. Ebeneizer Joseph said that they particularly considered the qualifications of those who enter the Sri Lankan Parliament. Their character should also be taken into consideration. He mentioned that well educated persons should be sent to the legislature.