A group of opposition activists are working towards making the chief incumbent f the Kotte Naga Vihara, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero as the Common Opposition candidate at the next Presidential election.
It is learnt that former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, a group of UNPers and intellectuals have expressed their support to this political operation.
The group of activists is looking at putting forward Ven Sobitha Thero to abolish the Executive Presidency, establish a fair and just society and a law abiding administration. Discussions to get the support of the UNP, JVP and the JHU for this move are to commence shortly.
A 10 point programme for the purpose has already been drafted under the supervision of Ven. Sobitha Thero.
The 10 point programme includes areas like building a pious governing system, a social administration that is transparent and responsible to the people, an economy that builds the nation, protection to women and children, a disciplined society, a people friendly rule, upliftment of the clergy, develop the education and health sectors. The programme is subject to amendments following discussions with opposition political parties.