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Amarapura prelates requests MS to maintain MR’s military security

4 May 2016 05:49 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Amarapura Chapter Mahanayake the Most Ven. Dawuldena Gnanissara Thera has written to President Maitripala Sirisena requesting him to continue with the military security provided to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa considering the fact that he gave leadership to the erradication of terrorism from the country.

The English translation of the full letter sent by the Chief Prelate follows:

“Attanam Upaman Kathwa- Na Haneyya Na Gathaye”

Taking one’s self as an example others should not be killed, nor encouraged to be killed
We would like to state that the objective of the Maha Sangha during your leadership which seems to be committed towards policies of governance based on ‘Artha’ and ‘Dhamma,’ is to give connected advice and not to promote or condemn individual personalities. Politics is for the laity. I am of the firm stand that interfering in it is not for the clergy.

While taking up that stand I would like to give a piece of advice that is not political but personal. While the word of the Buddha is that who abides by the Dhamma is protected by the Dhamma, anyone interfering with and punishing those who do not abide by the Dhamma is also a sin committed by that person.

The terrorists have a grudge against the first citizen of the country, whoever it is, that finished a 30-year-old savage war waged by a group of terrorists in a manner seen nowhere in the world using modern weapons and military power, airplanes, ships, armored tanks, submarines and suicide bombers. It is accepted by most people that although terrorism was eliminated from our motherland, they are active and powerful in many parts of the world. Everyone knows that there is no other country in the world that faced such a powerful terror group in recent history.

Therefore I advice you with compassion to shelve the decision not to provide military security to a defeated leader, and maintain the military security provided to the former president by respecting the wishes of a larger percentage of the people. My personnel belief is that it would only add to your good reputation and would not harm it in any manner.

The full letter


  Comments - 14

  • Ravi Thursday, 05 May 2016 02:43 AM

    What not enough things to do as a monk?

    CitizenPerera Thursday, 05 May 2016 03:47 AM

    MR's security is now in safer hands with the VIP security trained STF than with the Army.

    Defence Analyst Thursday, 05 May 2016 04:24 PM

    MR's threat from the LTTE is manufactured. Threat to MR's life is from within his own family

    Unchikun Thursday, 05 May 2016 05:41 AM

    What needs to be protected is the Buddhist philosophy. Not at politicians or criminals.

    ravin56 Thursday, 05 May 2016 05:52 AM

    well, well MR did you listen to three chapter prelate's when your siblings wanted to do motor racing near Dalada Maligawa?

    Rev.Dr.Sumana Siri, Chief Sangha Nayaka of Europe Thursday, 05 May 2016 05:55 AM

    Maha Nayaka Thera was quiet when Sarath Fonseka was unjustly prisoned by Rajapaksa. Even now, the3 times -LTTE - attacked Fonseka has only police.High religious monks could be misunderstood for favours given to them by Rajapaksa.Under the Law ( and Nature ) are are equal !So is it , per kamma ! Let these take their course.Rev.Dr.Sumana Siri

    Anton Thursday, 05 May 2016 06:11 AM

    Ha ha hahahahahahahahah

    lion Thursday, 05 May 2016 06:48 AM

    When MR governed he allowed sons to have races in Kandy .One of his main supporters that is to name Agiriya Cheif monk request him to stop that.MR didnt care his request at all.Races went on as scheduled.These monks who request security for MR kept dead silence at that time.We the srilankan Request the government that not to pay any attention to these worthless pleas. Give Rajapaksha only the security given to CBK

    Cobra Thursday, 05 May 2016 06:49 AM

    The prelate might as well ask MS to step down and give MR the reins once again to finish what's left of the country!

    Nimal Thursday, 05 May 2016 06:55 AM

    Clergy should refrain from interfering in political matters!

    what security for US Thursday, 05 May 2016 07:08 AM

    Sadu, tell MR to lead a quite man-life

    Court marchel all Thursday, 05 May 2016 07:15 AM

    Is MR

    neilpriyath Thursday, 05 May 2016 07:32 AM

    Please don;t get involved politics.

    Medalankara de Choppe Friday, 06 May 2016 04:47 AM

    When the new constitution is written, let us give up Colvin R de Silva's nonsense that Buddhism should be a state religion. There need not be any state religion.Then these stinking, jokers who seek prominence will keep their mouths shut.Otherwise they should face the same situation that the priests faced in France few centuries ago.

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