Will join anti-SAITM forces if solution not found: Rathana Thera

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Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today that he would join hands with students of medical faculties and their parents in their struggle against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) if the government did not act in a flexible manner to resolve the issue within the next two weeks.

The thera warned instead of going for more discussions with the government on the issue he would join anti-SAITM forces in their fight to abolish the campus if the government keeps delaying finding a solution to the problem.

The thera made these remark when representatives of the Medical Faculty Students’ Parents’ Association (MFSPA) and students of medical faculties visited him in Colombo yesterday (18).

“It has been almost three years since the new government came to power. I don’t believe that the matter should dragged on any further. Already students are getting jailed and baton-charged and very soon it could end with one or more fatalities. Students do not deserve this,” the thera said.

The Venerable thera said the government should listen to all stakeholders of the SAITM issue including the doctors and if it has an impartial proposal to resolve the issue it should be presented forthwith.

The thera said that he would lend his support to the cause if the government did not change its stance on the issue immediately. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • alex Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:10 AM

    GMOA is not a stake holder of the SAITM issue

    gamini Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:10 AM

    he should join the fast un to death promised by GMOA

    Premalal Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:25 AM

    And carry on till the end and spare this country.

    Patient Friday, 20 October 2017 07:20 AM

    Ai, vasa wisa wasa welada?

    saroja Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:23 AM

    hell doesn't he know about freedom of educationif monks can jump on barriers what the heck he is talking preach Buddhism without politicking. jealous that have's can learn and chose to be a monk it is his problem.

    BBM Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:23 AM

    finally a rope to hang on. biggest problem in the country.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 20 October 2017 12:45 PM

    More time for politics and no time for preaching!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:33 AM

    Of course, this is the only method that you can gain popularity with the public. Otherwise, where is your popularity in anything that is attached to the true principles of Buddhism despite wearing the robe for so many years?

    BV Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:38 AM

    Why don't you come forward and negotiate a solution instead of taking the side of mafias .Its very evident that its a political move.

    makalu Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:41 AM

    Dailymirro,how much money have you received from SAITM in the past to post comments only favorable to SAITM

    Malli Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:42 AM

    Far too late. This is now garbage you cannot make it come back platform you failed Thero.Theruwan saranai obata

    Sincere Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:29 AM

    He always looks for a new theme when elections are round the corner!

    shanthapriya Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:32 AM

    Why now. Den perehera gihilla iwaraine

    RM Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:33 AM

    The higher education ministers has said he is ready to accept a solution proposed by the Mahanayaka Theras .Its upto the Mahanayaka Theras to act now instead of just makings statements.

    upi Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:47 AM

    Why did he not protest during the Rajapakayas regime?

    Pandit Gunasoma Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:48 AM

    You need shortcuts to regain the lost popularity for survival

    ceylon Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:58 AM

    this fake monk allways looking for troubles and siding with wrong people.he is with corrupt politics.he is not famous for buddhist activities.disrobe and do politics. via DM Android App

    voter Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:01 PM

    The missing link!!. This is all that was missing. The Buddhist clergy's involvement. Really cant understand why they don't stick to preaching the dharma instead of trying to get involved in politics. China being the biggest communist country do not have free education.

    BUSHEL Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:32 PM

    ASK SAITM TO GO TO CHINA

    Dee Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:24 PM

    You seriously don't have anything of value to do.

    Sarath Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:25 PM

    Rathana thero has already done the ground work to destroy the agricultural sector and now he is eyeing on the education sector.

    TONY Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:32 PM

    AN OPPORTUNIST

    rebecca lemphers Thursday, 19 October 2017 01:43 PM

    Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera = Can you please do your duty as per Lord. Budha, please?

    ceylon Thursday, 19 October 2017 02:13 PM

    are you meat eater or vegetarian .how far you know buddhism . via DM Android App

    Ray Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:34 PM

    Where were all these people when SAITM was created.

    siri de alwis Friday, 20 October 2017 02:33 PM

    Has thiis man in robes has nothing else to do.Siri


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