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Prelates call for probe on Ven. Sobitha Thera's death

22 March 2016 01:14 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Alleging that the death of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera who headed the Movement for a Just Society Head had not occurred due to natural causes, several well-known Buddhist monks yesterday requested for the appointment of a high powered commission to look into the matter.

The request was made by Ven. Muruttettuwe Ananda Thera, Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera and Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera.

The Theras said they would also nominate a few neutral persons for such a commission if the government went ahead and appointed one.

Ven. Murutettuwe Ananda Thera said it was he who recommended doctors to late Sobitha Thera on whom he should consult.. “The late Thera used to inform me about his illness in the past but did not do so during his last illness. Certain people admitted him to hospital. I visited him. He was discharged but was to go through some tests. Suddenly the of doctors who were treating him was changed. We were not informed of the treatment he was undergoing. When he was being treated his condition changed. We were suspicious. His condition worsened but was conscious. I was with him during his last hours,” the Thera said.

Venerable Ananda Thera said the late Venerable Sobitha Thera told him that he was deceived by certain persons. “ The late Thera would have been an enemy of the government had he lived,” he said.

Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera said there were some monks who died mysteriously after doing a great service to the nation. These he said included Venerable Gangodawilla Soma Thera and Ven. Panadure Ariyadamma Thera. “We are still suspicious on their deaths as well.,” he said . Therefore the Ven. Thera called for the appointment of a high powered commission to probe the death of Venerable Sobitha Thera.

Ven.e Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera said they too could provide information if a commission was appointed. We accept that late Sobitha thera had some aliments but these did not affect his health and his health condition declined suddenly. (Yohan Perera)

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    Ali Hora Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:25 AM

    Are we going to believe in those people who says a baby Elephant was left in front of the temple as it happens with puppies and kittens.Its high time the Mahanayakes take immediate action to cleanse the sasana from deal makers and monks who are into business.

    Ranjith Silva Tuesday, 22 March 2016 08:26 PM

    Why wait untill taken to custody to come with these alligations? Sure a cook-up story to shy the public openion.

    Hamlet Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:14 AM

    Diversionary Tactics!

    Raja Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:36 AM

    First of all Buddhist monks have to understand the hidden theme of YAHAPALANAYA is Tamil separatists , evangelical vision.

    Bala Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:56 AM

    But these three monks were totally MR acolytes at all times and this move is only to create trouble to the governnment.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 22 March 2016 12:57 PM

    Another conspiracy theory by politically frustrated monks who are yearning to bring back the corrupt dictator by hook or by crook. Let him first explain how the elephant calf happened to be outside his temple.

    Ramba Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:25 PM

    This is Yahapalanaya and we only protect the gangsters, thugs, murderers and Tamil Diaspora.

    Daham Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:56 AM

    The immunity that the president of Sri Lanka had was removed by the 19th amendment of the constitution. However, it seems according to these three monks, anyone wearing a yellow robe has 100% immunity to be involved in any unlawful act.

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