The Sinhala Ravaya yesterday lodged a complaint with the Police Headquarters regarding the removal of the passageway at Mabola in Wattala, and called for the arrest of Tourism Development, Christian Religious Affairs and Lands Minister John Amaratunga.
Sinhala Ravaya General Secretary Ven. Magalkande Sudatta Thera said the minister should be arrested under the Public Properties Act for removing the passageway.
“Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had previously made a statement in Parliament saying legal action will be taken against any person who disobeys the country law under clause 12:1 of the Constitution. For this reason, Minister Amaratunga should be arrested before long,” the Ven. Thera said.
The minister had admitted that he ordered the removal of the passageway.
In their complaint, the Sinhala Ravaya stated that the Wattala Police had not taken any action in connection with the removal of the passageway, although the path was situated merely 150 metres away from the police area.
The complaint further said the Wattala Urban Council Secretary had not been informed of the incident and police officers had not been assigned for night patrol at the region of the passageway. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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Comments - 18
Gobba Friday, 01 April 2016 03:12 PM
These rascals want to poke their dirty noses in everything. Is this their style of Buddhism - A Way of life ?
Tisss Friday, 01 April 2016 07:41 AM
At present we need not the services of lawyers all Buddhist monkes a re capable of providing legal advice via DM Android App
Top Cat Friday, 01 April 2016 07:45 AM
Looks like we need a lot more BARS in SL!!
Bala Friday, 01 April 2016 08:05 AM
The law is not for those who highly connected with Yahapalanaya admin. Like MP Hirunika. Now Minister John Amarathunga. What a shame. So far no comments from the big two.
usuf Friday, 01 April 2016 03:30 PM
do they mean d liquor bar via DM Android App
nimmi Friday, 01 April 2016 08:08 AM
Mr. Amaratunga is the only sporty Man in this cabinet as a minister and do not harass him please..
Sri Lankan Friday, 01 April 2016 08:16 AM
Buddhist monks should be in their temples and preaching to mankind alike and never be in politics and not attack minority religions. They should be friendly impartial and smiling with all. Buddhism is NOT a religion but a philosophy. Why didnt they fight against MR and his regime This is only a pathway removed why didnt they go to the Police when journalists were removed without trace via DM Android App
Dayawathie Friday, 01 April 2016 04:51 PM
I totally agree with this monk.
Portia Friday, 01 April 2016 09:46 AM
Read the history books , even in the olden days , Buddhist clergy stood up to injustice otherwise srikanka would have been some other state by now !
weera Saturday, 02 April 2016 01:08 PM
Why are these monks so concerned about this passageway? Were they using it for their daily joggingexercises?
Udawalwe Uduwe Friday, 01 April 2016 11:08 AM
totally agree but along with you via DM Android App
Manuel Benjamin Friday, 01 April 2016 11:12 AM
About Sinhala Ravaya
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 01 April 2016 11:14 AM
You mean Jail bars for these idiots.
w.p.s.weerawrdana Friday, 01 April 2016 11:28 AM
problem is when previous govt: do something unlawfully no priest came forward. now everybody is comming forward like heroes.
Moda Putha Friday, 01 April 2016 11:45 AM
Now the government will arrest the monks for speaking the truth. That's how yahapalanaya works.
Freedom Friday, 01 April 2016 01:02 PM
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Thalagoya Friday, 01 April 2016 06:05 AM
Yahapalana Government arrest only buddihst monks and citizen abide by law not criminals or roughs
brainmaster Friday, 01 April 2016 01:31 PM
100% correct !
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