Karaka Sangha Sabha Decision: "With full 'approval' and 'knowledge' of Mahanayake Theras"

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Asgiriya Chapter Lekakadikari the Ven. Madagama Shri Dammananda Thera said on Thursday the decision taken by the Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters that there was no need for a new constitution or for any amendments was with the full 'approval' and 'knowledge' of the Mahanayake Theras of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters.

He said the Maha Sangha of the three chapters would carry out a public awareness and resistance campaign if the Government continued with the proposed Constitution without paying heed to the decision taken by the Karaka Sangha Sabha.

"If the government refuses to change its stance, we will take a final decision with the permission of the Mahanayakes of the Mawatta and Asgiriya Chapters," the Thera said and added that the opposition by the Maha Sangha was not against the government but against the proposed new constitution.

“We have no trust in the new constitution nor trust those who are formulating it," he said and added that the Maha Sangha of the three Chapters would be organise a massive countrywide protest against the constitution.

The Thera said the Sangha Sabha had decided to discuss the matter with the President and the Prime Minister. (J.A.L Jayasinghe)

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  • ANTON Friday, 20 October 2017 05:27 PM

    ACTUALLY WHO IS THE REAL LEADER OF THIS COUNTRY ?

    Dan Friday, 20 October 2017 05:36 PM

    MR

    Gayan Friday, 20 October 2017 11:44 PM

    People elected MS. Country run by RW

    De Silva Friday, 20 October 2017 05:36 PM

    These monks are distroyng the religion and the country as well

    Gayan Friday, 20 October 2017 11:54 PM

    Non buddhists like you should not talk about our Sanga.

    DD Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:03 PM

    True. None Buddhists have no right to talk about Sangha.Maha Nayake Theras are supreme to Buddhists.

    malik Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:30 PM

    The Monks too, Turned the doctrine and discipline of the religion of the Teacher upside down, and acting against its precepets, lived just as it pleased them...Mahavamsa

    dulan Friday, 20 October 2017 05:38 PM

    Let politicians elected by the people focus on the constitution can you please instead focus on Monks who are publicly destroying Buddhism in the island

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 20 October 2017 05:40 PM

    This shows what level Buddhism has become a tool in the hands of these monks. They use it for imposing politics, racism, religious intolerance, thuggery, criminal acts, land grabbing, hidden finances (Dalada Maligawa accounts are never made public though it earns millions per day) etc....

    Gayan Friday, 20 October 2017 11:46 PM

    Common argument of the ealamists and NGO.

    Ajith Friday, 20 October 2017 05:58 PM

    Whoever the Leader, Maha Sangha is always above the leader.

    DD Friday, 20 October 2017 08:02 PM

    True.

    Sofia Friday, 20 October 2017 10:13 PM

    Then why are we wasting time and much money on elections to a Parliament. Let the Sangha run the country (for worse may be) but at least we will save time and very much money without Parliament and Ministers expenses.

    Gayan Friday, 20 October 2017 11:55 PM

    Polital leaders kings colonials come and go. But the sanga protected this country for thousands of years.

    SW Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:07 PM

    Sangha have the right to ensure that Buddhism is given due place in the Constitution. Those who do not know about history of SL talk rubbish.

    malij Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:36 PM

    The people who are engaged in politics, lackeys of politicians, engaged in business and all the other dirty work under the sun and moon wearing a robe, we do not count as Maha Sangha.

    ceylon Friday, 20 October 2017 06:12 PM

    before talks politicsyour sabha talk to protect buddhism and sanga society from un civilise thug monks. via DM Android App

    Gayan Friday, 20 October 2017 11:49 PM

    Christianity should be saved from pedophiles

    Kadiya Friday, 20 October 2017 06:26 PM

    Whatever the PM says I said that I wouldn't put it past the Mahanayakas to have said these things and that the press was right. The Mahnayakas were marketing for MR, period!

    weera wickrama Friday, 20 October 2017 06:38 PM

    It was the tradition of Mahasangha to interfere with the general administration of the country in a disastrous situation like now.Mahasangha was the force behind during the past 2500 years of Sri Lanka.This is not a new thing.Unfortunately most unaware of our prestigious history.Those who are not familial with history please read.

    MP Friday, 20 October 2017 08:03 PM

    True.. You should know the history.

    Bala Friday, 20 October 2017 10:15 PM

    And History teaches us that we have been going down and still going down.

    ananda Friday, 20 October 2017 06:43 PM

    MR never cared for the sanga Sabah. So follow suite. Seek advise from MR. via DM Android App

    daham Friday, 20 October 2017 07:28 PM

    People who don't have proper knowledge of history criticize the Maha Sangha.

    IK Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:09 PM

    These people without knowing history or Buddhism and the role of Sangha to take in decisive situations, talk nonsense.

    Sunil Friday, 20 October 2017 07:59 PM

    Maha sanga's stand will ruin the sinhala race and invite meddling by foreign countries. Is there any Intelligence agency behind these developments ?

    Gayan Friday, 20 October 2017 11:50 PM

    Yes it is called the CIA.

    Banda Friday, 20 October 2017 09:06 PM

    As usual RW put his foot in the mouth yesterday. He is yet to realize his shortcomings and limitations.

    Asela Friday, 20 October 2017 09:16 PM

    Civil societies should analyse good, bad and ugly things of new constitutions. Educate average people. Go for referendum if needed. Sangas are welcome to take a part of that process. But what good or work for civilians should NOT be decided by religion leaders.

    Buddhist Friday, 20 October 2017 09:16 PM

    Here is another clear example that there is no discipline in Theravada Buddhism. May be its time the Govt supports the development of Mahayana Buddhism in Sri Lanka. All over the world where Theravada is following Monks of this sect are becoming violent. Contrary to this where Mahayana is preached there is very little trouble. Constitution says they will protect Buddhism so Govt can promote any type of Buddhism. When Mahanayakes could not control their own flock how can they even dream of controlling Sri Lanka. May be these Monks got money from Mahinda group. Shame.

    Gayan Friday, 20 October 2017 11:52 PM

    We should also be shamed of pedophiles in the church and terrorist recruites in mosques.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 20 October 2017 09:21 PM

    Now what? Even a two third majority cannot do anything.Like Iran, it has a an elected president and also a parliament but all decisions are taken by the religious leader Khameni. President, PM and the parliament are just for the show only. Jayawewa!

    carlion 1 Friday, 20 October 2017 09:54 PM

    Crirics of the Maha Sangha should keep in mind that it was the Maha Sangha on whose advise the country was run for so many centuries in Sri Lanka. The Sangha always came to the rescue whenever the country was in peril. Criticizing merely because it is not your religion or not the political party you like does not make it right.

    Godaya Friday, 20 October 2017 10:30 PM

    Interesting how those who attack Bhikkus for expressing their stand on a crucial issue, were mum when Maduluwawe Sobhitha thero conducted political meetings in the temple. But then government did not insult or obstruct it in any way, unlike the current.A Sri Lankan Buddhist clergy is born to a Buddhist family and devotes his life to Buddhism. They live upon the largesse of the Buddhists. Almost all of them are Sinhalese.If they don't feel about a crucial issue affecting their country, who would?

    chandra Saturday, 21 October 2017 12:00 AM

    Refused Karaka Sangha Sabha Decision. Requirement of new Constitution is very essential. It is National requirement. It should fulfill our National Security, Law and Order, National unity, Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Fundamental Rights, Development of Economy and Society.

    REEZ Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:26 PM

    IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES ONLY THE PEOPLE ELECTED MEN WILL TAKE DECISION. SORRY WE ARE FOURTH WORLD COUNTRIES. NOT EVEN THIRD.

    Perumal Saturday, 21 October 2017 07:29 PM

    Three possibilities of which one should be truea. PM lied at press meeting regarding his conversation with Ven Malwaththe Mahanayake.b.Ven Malwaththe Mahanayake lied to PM over the phone.c. Ven Medagama Dhammananda lied to the press and the countryPM as a politician is entitled to lie.The monks have to leave their robes if they lied


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