Small group of monks misbehave: CBK

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Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said at a recent function that a small group of extremist Buddhist monks, under the cover of their robes, were sowing discord, racism and religious fanaticism among the people.

She expressed these views at an event held at the BMICH on Wednesday to award prizes to the winners of the All-Island School Art and Essay Competition organised by the Office of National Unity & Reconciliation (ONUR) and the Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity (BMCNU).

She said those who had no other means of gaining political power had resorted to racism and fanaticism as a tool for achieving their targets.

“I am a good Buddhist. What is more regrettable is the fact that a group of Buddhist monks indulge in extremism. That is a minor group. A majority of monks are good. Yet, what is highlighted most is the extremist voice from a few. We should not stop doing what is needed in fear of these extremist few,” she said.

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  • sena Friday, 03 November 2017 10:06 PM

    when you talk its tone and content irritate public

    Minority Friday, 03 November 2017 10:14 PM

    We are also noticing this but we wonder why the government is reluctant to take action on them. via DM Android App

    Perumal Friday, 03 November 2017 10:19 PM

    Will she be compelled to apologise to some great Nayaka?

    Effected people. Friday, 03 November 2017 10:41 PM

    I am noticing most of the government concern politicians are expressing their dissatisfaction on many minority gatherings on this subject and this has become a main agenda on their meetings speach but very pathetic is they forget subject when they leave the meeting. via DM Android App

    dan Friday, 03 November 2017 10:52 PM

    Everybody knows how good Buddhist you are? Do you follow at least one of the Five Pun sil ? None.

    chan Saturday, 04 November 2017 05:56 PM

    Dan(m) How do you know?

    SL Friday, 03 November 2017 11:05 PM

    who are you ? stay in home you are scrapped !

    raj Saturday, 04 November 2017 04:16 AM

    same comment applies to MR

    buddha business Friday, 03 November 2017 11:09 PM

    Surprised to know you

    VMS Saturday, 04 November 2017 01:37 AM

    I totally agree with you. I am not a fan of you, but I still agree your views. Sadly today the monks dance to the tune of the opposition led by your dear buddy MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE. Mahinda will never allow our country to move forward.

    Flanker Saturday, 04 November 2017 03:57 PM

    Madam, you are responsible for that as well, you gave presidential nomination to the rogue whom you could have easily put in prison on Helping Hambantota.

    Hautaum Saturday, 04 November 2017 03:12 AM

    Madam, Do love and well respect Buddhism its Monks as they safeguard from its root. But, look back all " riots" on minorities in the past, no presidencies or any sectors safeguard the minorities from extremism. It is not matter of monks as it spread all of sectors including parliamentarians. Assume it cannot be uprooted as it was burden in deep.

    A. K. Adwani Saturday, 04 November 2017 06:28 AM

    Those are common criminals who are not patriotic to the needs of the country, this was the reason for Sir John to apply tar on their heads or shoot them at Galle Face Green

    Kadiya Saturday, 04 November 2017 06:38 AM

    This small group becomes a large one with the Mahanayakas who tend to look the other way!!!

    ceylon Saturday, 04 November 2017 07:19 AM

    tell it to sirisena baby.he dont know this.punish all criminals hiding in robes. via DM Android App

    ceylon Saturday, 04 November 2017 07:28 AM

    aluthgama killed four.destroyed thousands of homes and shops.army used to do billions worth of repaires from state expensess.no punishment for any criminal. via DM Android App

    malij Saturday, 04 November 2017 07:46 AM

    People know you. Hence, please scrap that crap talk and concentrate on doing what has to be done to eradicate this menace not only to the country but to Buddhism as well. Have little guts and bring forward that bill, giving legal powers to Sangadhikaranaya which would be the authority regarding discipline of the monks. It would get rid of the pretenders who are destroying Buddhism today.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 04 November 2017 08:01 AM

    There are few fundamentalist in Sinhalese, Tamils and Moors, Government was nominated by Majority peoples of this country. Therefore these are not valid reasons

    Ganesh Saturday, 04 November 2017 08:06 AM

    She is the the real leader who was not communal when she was the president she who brought superb proposal with the help of eminent scholars like Dr G L Perisa and Dr Neelan Thiru chelvan but it was rejected by UNP by burning it in parliament and , demon Pirabaharan attempted to murder her .If not everybody cooperated , now the situatioin is different .

    Casanova Saturday, 04 November 2017 04:01 PM

    You are right Ganesh, how many of us appreciate that? narrow minded people will never get it and the dishonest politicians take advantage of communal issue for their advantage.

    DD Saturday, 04 November 2017 03:33 PM

    The basic for a good Buddhist is to protect the five precepts.

    ceylon Saturday, 04 November 2017 04:46 PM

    madam chandrika knows very well about monks criminal activities.her father killed by somarama thera and conpired by many more include buddharakkitha thero. via DM Android App

    wijelion Saturday, 04 November 2017 05:09 PM

    yes yes, we all know that you are a good Buddhist like your south Indian dissident father, who are bound to destroy this country and its identity.

    Upul Saturday, 04 November 2017 05:11 PM

    Only in SL that I see retired presidents come back to do politics. The reason for being retiring is because you have served the country and the people who elected you. If you still wants to serve people, do it the way Jimmy Carter is doing, volunteering to build houses for poor people (Habitat for humanity) or any other volunteer work rather than jumping in to main stream politics to fulfil your greediness.

    laksiri Saturday, 04 November 2017 07:57 PM

    how many class of strong drinks can take every nighrt that so call good buddhist ???? AND finally do not forget your father was the person destroed our country monk making they to be politilized temple in order to get votes to be prime minister no pay the price

    lanka Saturday, 04 November 2017 08:42 PM

    The ONUR and the BMCNUare unwarranted organisations created by Chandrika Kumaratunga a traitor who nearly sold out the SL nation and NGO's of the west. They should be expelled from the country.


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