Special Sanga convention postponed

16 February 2010 03:22 pm - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The ‘Mahasanga Convention’ called by the Mahanayakes of the four chapters in order to adopt a resolution to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the country, has been postponed indefinitely citing security reasons.

Mahanayakes of Mawatte Chapter Most Ven. Thibbatuwave Sri Siddhartha Sumangala thera and Asgiri Chapter Most. Ven. Udugama Sri Ratanapala Buddharakkitha thera said that they withheld their decision considering the security aspect of and Buddhist monks and devotees who are supposed to assemble in large numbers at Mahamaluwa of Sri Dalanda Maligawa, under the present circumstances of the country.


However, Mahanayakes of Amarapura Chapter Most. Ven. Davuldena Gnanissara thera and Rammanna Chapter Most. Ven. Veveldeniye Medhalankara thera have not signed this statement.


The prelates of four chapters have been critical of the government’s move to arrest Gen. Sarath Fonseka. On several occasions, opposition politicians who support Gen. Fonseka called on the Mahanayakes and briefed them on the latest developments on the political front.

  Comments - 27

  • Wednesday, 17 February 2010 12:10 AM

    For those who thought that SF was going to be a 'Military Dictator,' and voted against him, here is the answer.

    Wednesday, 17 February 2010 12:20 AM

    Religious freedom ?

    Wednesday, 17 February 2010 12:34 AM

    Dear Perry , Govt Delegation who visited Maha Sangha have threaten to expole bobs and kill monks. See new around other sites.

    Wednesday, 17 February 2010 12:38 AM

    certainly postponed due to threats. Government thuggery is now threatening the mahanayakas as well.

    Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:06 AM

    This time also... Two brand new Mercedes Benz...?.

    Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:28 AM

    silence of the lambs

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 05:51 PM

    If the Sanga leaders cannot meet due to security threats (you know from whom!), what more need to be said about our demo-crazy?

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 06:07 PM

    This is begining.
    We will se wanders soon!.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 06:21 PM

    Rajapakshe is feared that he may have to step down soon.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 06:41 PM


    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:31 PM

    Some one has definitely issued a threat not to proceed with the convention with severe repurcussions for those who take part. Thats why Athuraliye Rathana Thera said he will not heed this call.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:33 PM

    Mahanayakas have already contributed to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in the country.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:35 PM

    No ne can go against Mahinda...this is a good example the country has now a dictator..

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:36 PM

    its a shame that even religion cannot unite for the greater good.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:37 PM

    "Divide" is the name of the game. "Unite" is the way to win it :)

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:38 PM

    This is the only hope we had... Sigh... May the Holy Triple Gem Bless SL once again..

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:43 PM


    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:45 PM

    Ultimately most venerable mahanayaka theras had taken a wise decision not to deceived by defeated bankrupt politicians.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:46 PM

    Have the most venerable Mahanayakas also been threatened to stop the convention?

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 03:47 PM

    Great SF entered politics to end up in prison as a traiter. Good decision by maha sangha not to step into to political arena.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 09:41 PM

    ... Which shows that Sri Lanka is no more a democratic country !

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 09:53 PM

    Been 'arm-twisted' / threatend into canceling ? I think, this is, officially, a turning point ... 'the final nail in the coffin' of democracy. No other regime in this country, has ever pressured or abused the Maha Sangha, in this despicable manner.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 04:24 PM

    Mahanayakas must be threatened by dictators

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 04:27 PM

    I'm ashamed of being born in this country where only a section of the people have their say.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 04:30 PM


    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 04:35 PM

    Sahodarayas were going to stir up the country using clergy as a cat's paw. Plan failed. Move on to the next item on the list.

    Tuesday, 16 February 2010 04:38 PM

    good news for mr

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