Similar to the resignation of Minister Ravi Karunanayake over the Central Bank Treasury Bond issue, Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen should also resign over the Wilpattu issue based on the Auditor General's report, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today said.
Addressing a press conference BBS General Secretary Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said President should be held responsible for the deforestation of Wilpattu Reserve because the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment was under his purview.
“Therefore, the President should take action to remove Minister Bathiudeen from his post until investigations are over,” he said.
“The Auditor General's report had said the Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had no authority to order the Director General of Forest Conservation to release lands of Vilaththikulam forest reserve for resettlement. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
Coconut Republic Tuesday, 26 December 2017 04:21 PM
That's a valid and meaningful statement!
tarzan Tuesday, 26 December 2017 04:46 PM
could be meaningful if a meaningful person stated
tintin Wednesday, 27 December 2017 02:05 PM
First you appologize for the aluthgama incident "aba saranai"
Scooby Doo Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:42 PM
This monk should resign first. He is a disgrace to Budhdhism.
Jaffnaboy Tuesday, 26 December 2017 04:57 PM
Our Hero's statement is at the right time. That's why we like our leader Honourable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera. We are always with our leader to protect our Motherland.
ANTON Tuesday, 26 December 2017 05:00 PM
BEING A STRONG CATHOLIC I AM WITH YOU HAAMUDURUVANE............. AND AND ...I AM WITH TRUMP ALSO.
Eraj Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:38 PM
Being a strong human being i m not with you hamduaney and also i m not with Trump.Because you all are the people anti social elements, grave dangerouse to the world peace
SAM Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:01 PM
Pope is against trump.What have you to say?
Scooby Doo Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:51 PM
Mentioning the world catholic everywhere you are destroying your religion. Dont damage the image of Catholics.
Arnold Tuesday, 26 December 2017 05:04 PM
Are the hundreds of thousands of lawyers and the entire judiciary is scraping coconuts. If it is illegal they should take action without every Tom, Dick and Harry issuing statements as they want.
Shameer Tuesday, 26 December 2017 05:52 PM
He has forgotten to preach about the religion. Most of his preachings are about politics
hypocracy Tuesday, 26 December 2017 08:40 PM
I don't see any muslims asking for Rishard's resignation.
Jaliya Wednesday, 27 December 2017 05:48 PM
I don't think the Muslims will call out for his resignation they rather acquire your piece of land to keep up the population ... don't care if its the deforestation or the destruction of wild life I have never agreed with Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera but I can no longer be ignorant.
Sincere Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:18 PM
He has quoted a good example from the present regime, but to make it better, I wonder whether he could quote another example of such resignation, because of misconduct by someone of the previous regime also!
lanka Tuesday, 26 December 2017 06:49 PM
President MS should sack Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen immediately. These minister is responsible for destroying the forests as well as creating communal antagonism against Muslims by promoting his personal Muslim ideas.
Raf Hansen Tuesday, 26 December 2017 07:35 PM
Its time to relocate. Lets see how yahapalanaya acts on this
Priecky Tuesday, 26 December 2017 08:08 PM
And the entire BBS should be resigned from politics
Fernandez Tuesday, 26 December 2017 09:09 PM
Well said Reverend Sir.
Ravi Wednesday, 27 December 2017 08:52 AM
At last you made a very valuable statement. Fully agreed.
PRINCE Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:08 AM
Why can't anyone take any Legal Action on Rishad? if the facts are true, take all evidences and Go to court.
Sambo Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:30 PM
You are quite right Mr.BBS. But the problem is they don't. They have no fear or shame I them.
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