Malwatte Chapter Mahanayake the Most Venerable Thibbotuwawe Sumangala Thera yesterday insisted that the members of the government should leave behind their differences for the sake of country`s unity and territorial integrity.
The Mahanayake Thera had said this when Plantation Industries Minister D.M. Jayaratne called on him at the Malwatte Maha Viharaya yesterday.
The Thera pointed out that dissension among government members had left space for those with sinister motives to manipulate the political situation to suit their agendas.
`It is clear that there are issues within the government. There may be shortcomings, but everybody must leave behind these differences and join hands at this crucial hour to protect the country` the Mahanayake Thera had said.
Meanwhile addressing the media Minister Jayaratne said since the ouster of the three ministers was likely to lead to a crisis he was working hard to get the parties concern to patch up.