The members of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) which was founded by late Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera today said the Venerable Thera had informed them that the expectations he had for the nation were being shattered one by one.
NMSJ member and Trade unionist Saman Rathnapriya told a media briefing at Naga Vihara Kotte last afternoon that the Thera spoke about the lost expectations when he was on his sick bed during his last days. “Venerable Thera told us that his expectations were shattered and told us to lobby for social and political reforms continuously,” Mr Rathnapriya said.
Accordingly all members of the Movement pledged to continue the struggle launched by the late Thera.
NMSL member J. C. Weliamuna called for quick implementation of political reforms such as establishing a governing system without an Executive Presidency and also stressed for electoral reforms which the late Thera strived for.
Well known academic figure and member of NMSJ Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri said the personality of the late Thera was unique as he appealed to people of all religions and ethnic groups unlike most of other monks who are radical.
Meanwhile, NMSJ requested the general public and owners of various organizations to hoist a yellow flag in their establishments as a mark of respect for the late Venerable Thera
The remain of the late Venerable Thera will lay in state at Naga Vihara for the general public to pay their last respects. (Yohan Perera)
Video by Danushka
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Comments - 4
dinesh Monday, 09 November 2015 08:28 AM
Good if NMSJ could carry out vision of Most. Ven. Sobitha Thero. But I doubt there is any Leader among them who will be accepted and respected like Sobitha Thero.
Azeez Monday, 09 November 2015 11:29 AM
Very sad. he struggled for all. Everyone should hoist a yellow flag in their establishments as a mark of respect
S Shivalingham Monday, 09 November 2015 01:29 AM
sobitha thera appears to be a different kind of a bhikkhu. majority of the bhikkhus are extremists who spread hatred.
Wele Vidane Monday, 09 November 2015 06:14 AM
Same as after the death of Soma Himi you guys also can go to the parliament.
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