Those say SL not a Sinhala country not fit to be in it: Darmalankara Thera

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If anyone claims that Sri Lanka is not a country of Sinhala Buddhists, such people should not be in the country, Mahanayake of Kotte Chapter the Most Ven. Ittepane Darmalankara Thera said today.

“During the history that I know of, no Buddhist or any non-Buddhist had ever said that Sri Lanka is not a Sinhala Buddhist country,” he said.

“Even Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, who is not a Buddhist, said that this is a Sinhala Buddhist country and that he is fortunate to live in this country. In this backdrop, if anyone says that Sri Lanka is not a country of Sinhala Buddhists, such people are not fit to be in the country,” the Prelate said.

He was speaking during a discussion with MP Dinesh Gunawardane and a group of representatives relating to the proposed Vesak Programmes to be held in Maharagama.

The Thera said that the parents were afraid to send their children to schools and that their fear was justifiable.

“The only solution is for all Ministers and MPs to visit the schools and remain there for a few hours,” he said.

“This should be done without any delay. These people were elected by the voters and if they think honestly that they should protect the country and the nation they should be near the schools. I see no reason why they cannot do it. If they visited these schools, the fear psychosis that is forcing the parents to stop their children from schools would vanish. Therefore, I earnestly request the MPs to take up this challenge,” the Prelate said. (K. Buddhika Kumarasiri)

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  • Selvan Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:47 AM

    I’ll informed populist leaders of various factions of Buddhist religion are the root cause of the demise of SRI LANKA sine independence. We will be better off as a secular country No religion or language should be above another They all are ignorant irresponsible group.

    Selvan Tuesday, 14 May 2019 01:47 AM

    I’ll informed populist leaders of various factions of Buddhist religion are the root cause of the demise of SRI LANKA sine independence. We will be better off as a secular country No religion or language should be above another They all are ignorant irresponsible group.

    Shawan Dissask Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:21 AM

    Its only an idiot Mangala would say things like these and shame on Sri-lanken voters to have elected such ignorant, fool who does not understand the history of Sri-lanka. Please, jail or banish this pin Gona from our political system - save you taxpayers hard earned money.

    Nic Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:23 AM

    It is the likes of this ill informed, un educated morons who are a bane of Sr Lanka.

    Kathira Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:36 AM

    Welsaid Hon. Thera, Our motherland is a Dharmic Budhist country. Here no more Shariya law, islamic banking, arabic name boards, burka, halal, loudspeakers etc., Dailymirror open your eyes. There is no ethnic identity based on religion in any other country in world except Sri Lanka. We should not tolerate zombies. Else we dig our own grave.

    Joseph rajah Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:33 AM

    Do you know the Tamil word pariah. Even in English has the same meaning. Look at Singapore and western countries. In USA there are 45 foreign born billionaires are living. Tamils went to Singapore over 150 years ago and built the country. All the rich and famous go to Singapore for medical . The country built by the Tamils who were rejected by you. You have no shame and self esteem to the country for treatment built by the rejected people.

    rama Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:41 AM

    May the venerable Thera understand that the "fear psychosis" is created and more fuel added to the fire by none other than Rajapakse clan. Hook or by crook they want to be in power and once that is done the people would be spat out like karapincha

    Karunasena Wickremasinghe Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:52 AM

    Mahanayaka should stick to spiritual matters and not get involved in politics

    John Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:08 AM

    Saffron mobs are the biggest problem to this country even Sinhalese hardline SWRD paid the price.

    Patriot Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:37 AM

    Sri Lanka Country Of many. All people contribute to the Economy. All Sri Lankan’s. No difference. Same blood. Humans all.

    Vettivelu Thanam Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:41 AM

    In ancient time, Tamils of Lanka and South India were Mahaayaana Buddhists. Thousands of archaeological finds of Lanka and India confirm this. Sinhalese claim themselves as Theeravaada Buddhists. It is idiotic to claim Sri Lanka a country of Sinhala Buddhists!! Statement of the Mahanayake of Kotte Chapter is vague and false!!

    rass Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:47 AM

    all people are same basically. their religion and culture separate them. who care about the history when one cannot feed themselves. How many poor people are living among all communities? All religious and political leaders and ethnic leaders divide them by spreading message that turn one against another

    Borat Tuesday, 14 May 2019 05:52 AM

    Is that all you can say at a time like this . Fiddling while Rome is burning

    Dilkie Tuesday, 14 May 2019 06:07 AM

    Grow up Sri Lanka. We will perish if we continue on this path of racism. All citizens contribute to economy. Respect everybody. Extremism is a disease. Let’s fight it together.

    Abdul karim Tuesday, 14 May 2019 07:04 AM

    Only Buddhist monk are saying that Sri Lanka is Buddhist country. Sri Lanka is only Buddhist only south. Remember the history, it was 3 kingdom before British put together as Ceylon. Yea my asd it’s Buddhist country!

    Sandy Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:14 AM

    These sort of people are the root cause of the problems in Sri Lanka. Their statements are designed to make nearly 30% of the Sri Lankan’s feel as if they are second class citizens, while also brainwashing the majority into thinking that they are the only people who can be real SriLankans.

    Huna Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:19 AM

    Not what you expect to hear from a Buddhist monk

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:23 AM

    Nonsense. Buddhism is not bound to the sinhala-speaking part of the population. In that sense, the term Sinhala Buddhists is misleading and wrong. It may be the wishful thinking of some monks.


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