CV has no right to call for removal of Buddhist Temples: Ranjan

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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has no right to demand the removal of Buddhist temples from the North, State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said today.

He told a media conference that there was no need to remove Buddhist temples because freedom of worship should be preserved in the North just like in other parts of the country.

“There are Buddhist temples, Hindu Kovils, Churches and Mosques in the rest of the country where the people coexist peacefully and the situation should be the same in the North as well," the state minister said.“Anyone could stage protests demanding parts of the country, but no matter what such demands will be of no use."

However, the state minister said some demands made by Mr Wigneswaran could be discussed with a view to arriving at a peaceful solution.

He said he agreed with one of the several demands made by Mr. Wigneswaran. This is about investigating some of the things that happened during the armed conflict.

“Investigations should also be carried out on the alleged sale of video clips on the war to channel-4 by some soldiers, the recent incident where an army officer is alleged to have killed his wife and all the other acts of violence carried out under the guise of war," he said while pointing out that such incidents were an insult to genuine military officers such as Major General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, Wijaya Wimalaratne and Hasalaka Gamini. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Podi Aiya Tuesday, 27 September 2016 04:46 AM

    Where is the new Constellation and how do you go there?

    Cheers Tuesday, 27 September 2016 05:03 AM

    Too late the bus has gone

    pras Tuesday, 27 September 2016 05:59 AM

    yes sinhalease need to wake up. government to action in a brutal responce via DM Android App

    Bodu fellower Wednesday, 28 September 2016 09:10 AM

    As followers we thought BBS fights for Bhuddism then Why BBS not talking about these issues? Or rather do they fight "against Muslims" only?

    sobers Tuesday, 27 September 2016 09:15 AM

    See good! Think good! do good! We need to progress towards a developed Country theme, If not this country would end up as another failed nation. Respect everyone, have religious tolerance, do not have hate speech. Only racists from any community want the downfall. President is doing a good job, we need to support him.

    Mandaya Monday, 26 September 2016 06:34 PM

    Get your fact right. Anyone can build a temple anywhere but the state it's forces should not and that what Wikki says.

    Ramsay Monday, 26 September 2016 07:15 PM

    You lot fly kites and everything's happening in the north

    nanda Monday, 26 September 2016 07:21 PM

    Ranjan does not have the rights to tell this

    Gemba's Amma Monday, 26 September 2016 08:27 PM

    Why not get rid of all the places of worship in the island. Imagine the wealth that will be created by getting rid of donations to these places.Holy cow I can put my dream house up across the street.

    Sincere Monday, 26 September 2016 08:36 PM

    Take him to task before its too late! We had a past some wherein some politicians fueled the unrest in the north. Should that history be repeated?

    Ranbanda Monday, 26 September 2016 08:52 PM

    All the hell broke loose in the past because the politicians talked nonsense for selfish political gains and here we go again. Portuguese lost the colony Ceylon to Dutch just because they destroyed the temples banned natives religious practices. Will you accept if the state chased you out of your house and build a place of religious worship of another faith? Please pause for a moment and listen to what the CM and the Northerners complains after all he is elected as per the country’s constitution. These guys should understand the world has changed a lot and all what you say is read by people on the other side of the globe in seconds. Thanks God, the nations has a sensible President and a PM.

    Lokka Monday, 26 September 2016 08:53 PM

    So, this shows Wiggins is racist.

    Ranbanda Monday, 26 September 2016 08:54 PM

    Who create this unrest? People are waiting for the Secutity for the relese their land but they instead built temple for their own use. Are they to pray or protect the country and its people?

    moiez Monday, 26 September 2016 08:59 PM

    Mr.Ranjan Ramanayake you are right , CV has no right to say to remove Buddhist temples in the north , that means he is creating another tension between Sinhalese and Tamils again , don't know where this will end up. So tell him to shut his mouth and the government will slowly take action to solve their issue.

    Maya Monday, 26 September 2016 09:02 PM

    As usual, these body builder guys talk through their hats! CM appealing to central government on behalf of the people who elected him. It is up to the government consider that and what rights this guy has ? It is not cinema mate !

    Silva Monday, 26 September 2016 09:03 PM

    Please remove the thesavalam law so citizens from all parts of sri lanka can buy land in the north . Then the people can mix and can build temples kovils and churches as they want. This is a must for the new Constellation.

    john frazer Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:18 PM

    For the country to develop please do not bring religion .Non of these developed countries have done this.But The whole of Asia is sleeping with the religion this is why having a cock fight 365 days of the year

    Bamba Tuesday, 27 September 2016 01:04 PM

    Then how can u have aright


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