Video: PM must apologise to the Sangha: BBS

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The verbal exchange between Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne and Jathika Hela Urumaya Leader the Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera about the heroin detection must come to an end, the Bodu Bala Sena Organisation (BBS) said today.

It said the Prime Minister should tender a public apology to the Sangha for making derogatory remarks about Ven. Omaple Sobhitha Thera.  

“The Prime Minister said he regretted making caustic remarks on Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thera. But he must publically apologise to the Thera and to the Sangha for making such remarks. As a senior citizen and also as the Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs Minister he has no moral right to address a monk in that way,” BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera said today after meeting the Prime Minister at his official residence.

The BBS said they met the Prime Minister to find the actual events behind the container carrying heroin found at the Orugodawatta container yard and to find out whether he had any connection with the Container.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s office in a statement said the Premier had told the monks during the meeting that he was honest in both personal and political lives and that he never acted in hatred or jealousy.  

The Prime Minister had told the BBS that he had not considered party politics even when giving government appointments.   (Lahiru Pothmulla)


  Comments - 14

  • serik Sunday, 05 January 2014 01:33 PM

    PLEASE!!!!! if you cant take any criticism...then don't enter politics...politics is out of bounds in the life of a monk and those monks who have entered politics have broken the code of monkhood and should not receive the same treatment as those who haven't

    investigator Monday, 06 January 2014 06:41 AM

    just appologise ????.after did such traitorous act against people and the country by protecting and supporting and benefiting from narcotic criminalsjust say few words and be free ???>what is this bbs leader is saying here ???.seems a lot money changing hands after bbs also taking traitors side.

    ANTON Friday, 03 January 2014 01:31 PM


    bigsam Friday, 03 January 2014 01:44 PM

    Kehel hora'ge amma gen pene ahuva vagey...

    Samare Friday, 03 January 2014 02:02 PM

    What about all the people of this country? The ruling coalition including the JHU keep insulting the intelligence of this country!

    sss Friday, 03 January 2014 02:15 PM

    The discipline of a lot of priests is questionable. People should be more active in removing priests who are breaking code of ethics

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Saturday, 04 January 2014 09:05 AM

    Why aren't they concerned of who brought "drugs" in rather than this madness?

    mota Friday, 03 January 2014 02:52 PM

    Meeting PM to ask facts? "Horage ammagen pena aseema"

    Yodayo Friday, 03 January 2014 03:17 PM

    Beautiful Business society No contract. No dry clean only doing beautiful business

    Hype Saturday, 04 January 2014 10:23 AM

    Pathetic faith...main reason...not the drugs...

    Goahst goahst Saturday, 04 January 2014 10:52 AM

    Governemtn is watching and enjoying all these behind ahh?

    Mohamed Azmi Monday, 06 January 2014 10:01 AM

    First Omalpe Sobitha Thera must apologise from Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, This this too much from Buddhist monk

    I think we've given Buddhist monks too much leeway.

    Exhorcist Saturday, 04 January 2014 12:39 PM

    And then?

    mohamed asfar Saturday, 04 January 2014 05:43 AM

    see who is investigating who ? jokers paradise.

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