Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently Sri Lanka's opposition leader, vowed not to allow the country to be divided through a new constitution.
Referring to attempts by the UNP and TNA to establish a new constitution for the island, Rajapaksa warned it would "pave the way to divide the country".
"The national question could not be resolved through a Constitution, which would incite hatred among the communities but it should be a Constitution agreeable to all communities of Sinhala, Muslim and Tamil," Rajapaksa said, speaking at an event in Amparai yesterday.
“We managed to rescue the country, when the LTTE was trying to divide it. It will be silly to think that we will allow the country to be divided through a Constitution,” he added.