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Ven. Ittepane Dhammalankara Thera, the Mahanayake of the Kotte Parshwaya of the Kalyani Dharma Gree Maha Sanga Sabha told Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna leader Mahinda Rajapaksa that Sri Lankans who are a part of a great history cannot accept the ugly incidents that took place recently within the chamber of the Parliament.

He reminded the former President who visited the Thera at his Temple, Sri Dharmavijayaloka Viharaya at Pannipitiya that King Dutugemunu had stated that King Elara should not be harmed by any other but himself as the latter was a king and he had built a monument in Elara's name to pay homage to him.

We are a people who have such a great history, as such we cannot condone what happened in Parliament recently, he said and added that the incident created a situation where we cannot go to another country and identify ourselves as Sri Lankans.

He regretted over the division among the Bhikkus who are accusing each other on various platforms. "We won't be able to train the young monks as Bhikkus at this rate" the Mahanayake Thera lamented.

He told Mr. Rajapaksa that the latter's party or any other party would not be benefited by the Bhikkus getting on to the platforms of those parties as the people have started to view those Bhikkus in an unwelcome manner. "The respect that had been earned by the Bhikkus in the past has been diminished and it is not felt by them".

Responding to the Thera Mr. Rajapaksa said that what happened in the Parliament was the result of Speaker's actions and alleged that the no-confidence motion that was brought against him was not communicated even to him beforehand.(Buddhika Kumarasiri)

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  • Thanga Monday, 10 December 2018 08:54 AM

    You don't expect the ex-Prime Minister Rajapaksa to tell the truth or own up responsibility for the hooliganism displayed by his party MPs. It is too much to expect from him if one takes into account his history.

    Lion Monday, 10 December 2018 09:52 AM

    The Speaker threw chairs on MP's and hit on them with the wooden hammer and splash chilli paste on them, insulted with bad language he did everything we the citizens of Sri Lanka saw it.

    Mandy Monday, 10 December 2018 09:54 AM

    Ha ha. What cheek to say the no-confidence motion that was brought against him was not communicated even to him beforehand. As if Ranil's sacking was foretold. Cry baby.

    jaye Monday, 10 December 2018 10:37 AM

    This bloke insane

    VERDICT IS FINAL Monday, 10 December 2018 01:04 PM

    I am sure you mean Mahendra

    GC Monday, 10 December 2018 01:24 PM

    Which one?

    K. C. John Monday, 10 December 2018 12:31 PM

    A welcome statement by a prominent Buddhist clergyman. Thank you, Venerable Sir.The values of decency and good behaviour cannot be overstated.

    Saeed Mohamed Monday, 10 December 2018 12:34 PM

    Of course MR is guilty conscious. He should not be in parliament anymore.

    Lank Sheldrake Monday, 10 December 2018 12:59 PM

    He needs to be in power to get numerous cases dismissed. So does the UNP to throw the Bond Scam

    a de silva Monday, 10 December 2018 01:55 PM

    Respect to most Ven. Ittepane Dhammalankara Thera, Finally at least one monk had spoken up with what is going on, and the destruction done to the shasana by the political goons.

    PP Monday, 10 December 2018 01:56 PM

    People should understand that they are trying to come to power by hook or by crook, it shows that their court cases are going to get finalized and verdicts will be given soon. So they will lie anything to hoodwink the foolish public who are listening eyes

    Ranjith Monday, 10 December 2018 03:31 PM

    He lost because of his insincerity.

    Cobra Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:39 AM

    He lost because he ranout of stolen money after bribing the President!!!


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