Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake said certain foreign powers and groups from our own community were attempting to make the Sinhalese a minority in this country.
The premier made this statement at the `aktha pathra` presentation ceremony to confer the honourary title of ?Prawachana Bharathi, Sadhujanaranjana Sthavira Wansalankara Sri Sumanawanshabhidhana? on Ven. Kotinkaduwe Sumanajothi Thera at Pujapitiya Dodagammana Sri Sudharshanarama Viharaya.
Mr. Wickramanayake further said that ethical conduct and humanity were deteriorating.
?We should protect the Bhikkus. Action should be taken to ordain at least one Bhikkus in a temple on the occasion of the 2550 Buddha Jayanthi,? he said and pointed out that there was a decline in the population growth in our country.
?The declining population is a serious threat to the country`s unitary status. All the parties including the government should pay special attention to this?, he said adding that terrorists had raised their heads due to the lack of human qualities.
Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and Provincial Minister of Highways Ediriweera Weerawardhana were also present. (151)