Ninth Mahanayake post to Ven. Dr. Sri Sumangala Thera

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The ninth Mahanayake post of the Sirisumana Parshvaya of the Amarapura Maha Nikaya has been awarded to Ven. Dr. Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala Thera and the Sannas Patraya on this appointment was handed over to the Thera by President Maithripala Sirisena at a special ceremony held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) today.

The Vijinipatha was presented to the new Mahanayake Thera by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister Champika Ranawaka and representatives from India, Thailand, Japan, Myanmar and Indonesia also participated in the event. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja

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  • rajg Sunday, 16 September 2018 09:22 PM

    Lord Buddha would have been so gratified to see this ceremony with the Mahanayake sitting on a Sinhasanaya! Is this Buddhism today?

    Gota D Sunday, 16 September 2018 09:28 PM

    I am a Buddhist. A good one I believe. This picture makes me ashamed. Did not Buddha restrict high and mighty seating ? ( Ucchasayana Mahasayana) What is this nonsense. Our priests ( monks they ought to be) can take a lesson from Pope Francis on humility.

    vithura Sunday, 16 September 2018 10:21 PM

    Can someone enlighten me whether Lord Buddha did want such a straitjacketed 'power' structure to spread his teachings, given that he renounced everything that was a distraction to self realisation.

    Sunil Monday, 17 September 2018 12:20 AM

    Isn’t it a disgraceful act to have our president fall at the feet of a Buddhist monk!? Even the Buddha would disapprove of this behavior. All humans are equal these cultural practices must represent that.

    Saraa Goyya Monday, 17 September 2018 01:48 AM

    Two observations: 1. The President and PM don't see eye to eye. (one before last pic), 2. The seat between Chamal and Ranil was reserved for Mahinda and he was absent (last pic)

    Ram Monday, 17 September 2018 02:22 AM

    This is not the first shameful religious act done by politicians. In the future we will see many more as Buddhist monks are now in the forefront of politics, embracing politicians. By right they must say what ever they wish to say as advice from their respective temples and that will be in line with Buddha's teachings.

    Ruwan Monday, 17 September 2018 07:23 AM

    Is Mervyn Silva around. ? Everybody seem to have forgotten the incident at the Parliament

    Scooby Doo Monday, 17 September 2018 09:31 AM

    Sadly, sometimes our monks don't even stand for the National Anthem also.

    lankan-sri Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:05 AM

    Sri Lanka is a multicultural country , this kind of practice would not help harmony between religions , this lead to "sinhala only " era, remember ?!


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