Ven. Theripehe Siridhamma Thera sacked

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The patron of the “Siyane Jalaya Surakeeme Jana Neguma,” Ven. Theripehe Siridhamma Thera, had been asked to resign that position, Convener of the organization Pramitha Hettiarachchi said on Wednesday at a media conference held at the “Sanasa” Hall in Gampaha.

The media conference was called to discuss the agreement signed by the Ven. Thera to reopen the recently closed Rathupaswala Gloves Factory. Sampath Samarakoon who had also been a signatory to this agreement along with the thera had also been invited to participate in this meeting. He said that he had signed the agreement due a request made to him by Gampaha SP Wijitha Comasaru.

Meanwhile, addressing a media conference in Gampola, Ven. Theripehe Siridhamma Thera announced today that the “Siyane Jalaya Surakeeme Jana Neguma” organization was abolished. The thera maintained that the Rathupaswala incident was already solved but that the people of the area turned it into a chaotic situation.

  Comments - 11

  • nlndesilvs Thursday, 17 October 2013 07:17 AM

    Buddhists....

    simple mind Thursday, 17 October 2013 07:18 AM

    @ Nicky, Better get some new spectacles. What you have seems clouded.

    Nanga Thursday, 17 October 2013 03:14 AM

    How much did he get? What was the pressure used on him? Shame ....shame...shame!

    nicky karunarathna Thursday, 17 October 2013 03:28 AM

    It is a very strange situation. Looks like wheels within wheels. It is most surprising scenario is monk been sacked by the laymen. But one thing is very clear in the whole episode. It is - some powerful people from powerful country with CIA links are working overtime for a regime change and economic vandalism in the country.

    nalaka Thursday, 17 October 2013 03:41 AM

    if they water test found that it was contaminated then why allow it to reopen

    Premalal Friday, 18 October 2013 05:47 AM

    CIA even under his bed. He must be mentally blind

    suresh olagama Saturday, 19 October 2013 07:43 AM

    As always a wonderful ending to a enthralling drama, in this beautiful paradise of ours,!!!!!

    God help the families of the innocent victimes

    Premalal Friday, 18 October 2013 05:49 AM

    Yes water is contaminated but who or what did it?

    R H Hulangamuwa Thursday, 17 October 2013 04:03 AM

    It was most disgusting to have listened to the few words that this priest spoke to a media release just a few days back. Whilst making certain comments, he wound up by saying, words to the effect that "ME KIYAPU DENAGE KATAWAL WALATA PANUWO GAHANDA OWNA". Should such words be uttered by a person who claims to be a disciple of GAUTAMA BUDDHA ? It is an act of disgrace that was brought upon to the Buddhists the world over and to the followers of the great preachings of "AVIHIMSA". I firmly believe that that there has been a breach of the Vinaya Pitakaya.

    chandra weerasinghe Friday, 18 October 2013 06:30 AM

    Buddhiists? so what........In Sri Lanka , anybody could be bought over by either Terror or money. In doing so , they lose dignity and
    public support. gam vasiya

    Mason Thursday, 17 October 2013 05:17 AM

    It will be a good move for the Thera to resign as his hands are now tinted. By the way why does the SP want a person to sign the agreement unless it benefits his and/or them.
    At the end of the day it is the people who have been taken for a ride in addition to losing their loved ones.


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