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President Maithripala Sirisena assured that the Good Governance regime which was set up with the assistance of most Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera would take every possible effort to have the social justice which the Thera wished.

Speaking at the funeral of Ven. Sobitha Thera, President Sirisena also gave an assurance that he wouldl use all his strength to abolish the Executive Presidency. The President said, “I will make all the sacrifices to abolish the Executive Presidency.”

President also said that both he and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are in power because of the dedication and leadership given by the Nayaka Thera. The President added that changing the current electoral system was also one of the wishes of the Thera and he would take steps to implement it.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also addressed the gathering. The funeral is still going on at the Parlaimentary grounds, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte.