Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter most venerable Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera today said court action should be expedited against those in custody over terrorism charges while those who are innocent should be released.
During a courtesy call by Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris, the Ven. Mahanayake Thera said those detained on minor offences should not be unnecessarily kept in custody and they should be directed for rehabilitation after completing investigations and taking due legal measures.
While inquiring about steps taken by the government to resettle the war displaced in their original lands, the Mahanayke Thera said he had come to know some of the people had not got back to their original lands.
Speaking on the ongoing struggle of the university teachers, the Thera said urgent action was needed to resolve it. Drawing a comparison to the External Affairs Minister who had been a University Vice Chancellor some time back, the Thera said several groups within the government who were responsible should join together and propose a workable solution to this problem which had been dragging on for months.
“It was a pity to witness so many University Teachers and Professors making such a massive agitation for the first time in the country,” the Mahanayake said. (JAL Jayasinghe)
Comments - 22
Punchi Putha Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:15 AM
Some wise words from a Mahanayake
silva Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:32 AM
The Mahanayake's should put pressure on the govt to ensure good governance and law and order.
Janaki Kalansuriya Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:29 AM
Ape Hamuduruwane, there are many other burning issues where people of the country are waiting for fearless leadership to stop governments harassing people. Also make sure you stay with your suggestions to the end and don't go silent abandoning those who back you.
richardson Tuesday, 28 August 2012 09:52 AM
Yes, They should be expedited in this century.
richardson Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:32 PM
All those accused are dead and gone !!!
buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:26 AM
Why did it take such a long long time?
sg Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:59 AM
Excellent statement for the social justice in the blinded society.
willows Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:25 AM
It is high time that the government listen to the mahanayake theros as it was in the past
Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:43 AM
For good Governance and Justice, the 18th amendment should be repealed and the 17th amendment should be fully implemented.
Subbiah Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:44 AM
It is time for religious leaders to play more active role to check increasing social vices
Rahmathullah Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:00 AM
Some wise and fitting advice by a respectable priest. But, all members of the ruling party are deaf and they will never listen. What use?
kaputakukula Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:16 AM
Instead, let mahanayakes and buddhist monks preach and motivate politicians and the people in spiritual and morality.
Al Rasa Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:21 AM
Ven.Mahanayake Thero please evolve some programme by all Buddhist Monks to discipline the society as you all wait people to come to temples and worship traditionally and hear to your sermons. Then only a limited and selected crowds(mostly elders) come. Instead you should take to street and go to the people like Lord Buddha did. Then Court cases on crimes will recede.
buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:33 AM
The question is why have they not done this? Does it mean that they tacitly approve them? or perhaps become puppets of the criminal politicians? or perhaps not understood their own religeons despite having titles?
John Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:15 AM
The intervention of all religious leaders of leading Faiths to take up all issues plaguing society today, is not too soon. This must get top priority to give confidence and support to victims and decent society of Sri Lankans at large who abhor political intrusion preventing true justice.
Upul Monday, 27 August 2012 02:13 PM
While telling case by case, Force government to establish Independent commission for Judiciary Please.
Rom Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:40 AM
Ven.T, pls educate the mass to respect each other. And keep away clergy men from entering politics.
Up Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:53 AM
Solutions are within our self. Only thing is they have to be implemented. Yes. You are right.
hussain Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:21 AM
when greediness creep into the hearts of human being...destruction commence, if we all can individually re-visit our thought process and harness ourselves, we could then see some change practically. Let us think about our death more often than not, at least...
ramkuumar Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:29 AM
Welcome. Could have come looooong long ago. Really effected persons are still suffering.
saman Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:53 AM
what about other cases which are lying more than five , six years ..... ?????????
Jeevan Monday, 27 August 2012 05:57 PM
Well said. Everybody wants that to happen.
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