Govt. should intervene to probe Shafi, Hisbullah cases

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Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday the government should intervene to investigate the incidents of Dr. Shafi Shahabdeen and the controversy involving the sharia university of former governor M.A.L.M. Hisbullah without any political involvement.

The Thera told a news conference that he expected the government would carry out its responsibility in dealing with these issues.

“It is regrettable in the way the previous government and the CID behaved in the matter regarding Dr. Shahabdeen. The government should conduct a proper investigation into this matter,” the Thera said.

He said a special committee should be appointed to look into the controversy involving the sharia university of Hisbullah and added that the judiciary should be allowed to take up these matters without political intervention.

“We do not hope to stage protests or convene media conferences to remind the government of these matters. We hope it would carry out its responsibility,” he said.

The Thera said the country needed one law including one education policy and one marriage law.

Ven. Rathana Thera said he expected that the government would not implement detrimental pacts such as MCC, SOFA and ACSA proposed by the previous government.

“The UNP should do a self-criticism on the above agreements. Everyone should protest against any agreement detrimental to the country without any political differences,” he said.

Speaking on the presidential election, the Thera said the Sinhala people had proved that they could unite and establish a government without the support of the minority communities.

“The government received less than 5 per cent votes from the minority communities including Tamils and Muslims. Buddhist monks supported President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s victory without political differences,” he said.

Ven. Rathana Thera said the hunger strike launched by him after the Easter Sunday attack against extremists became a decisive factor in the presidential election. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 16

  • Rex Friday, 29 November 2019 04:36 AM

    Agreed; too many unanswered questions regarding separate issues of Dr Shafi and Hizbullah. Thorough investigations are essential to expose the truth.

    Chandare Friday, 29 November 2019 05:09 AM

    Aiyo - Sadu !

    ranjit Friday, 29 November 2019 05:41 AM

    just because he is wearing a robe he thinks that he can order whatever he wants.

    Tell the marines Friday, 29 November 2019 06:17 AM

    "without any political involvement ! ! ! "

    Wasp Friday, 29 November 2019 06:19 AM

    This bugger is playing the racist harp as that's all he knows except women's' sanitary issues!!!

    Genrel public Friday, 29 November 2019 06:45 AM

    Why don't go for a fast to die or all pikus are advisers of the state

    Ralahamy Friday, 29 November 2019 06:51 AM

    The Poojaneeya and Vandaneeya Thero is making an attempt to come back to limelight, by repeating stale issues which are either settled or bogus. Can somebody give him a miister's job?

    cheers Friday, 29 November 2019 07:06 AM

    Very true

    Shaq Brian Friday, 29 November 2019 07:17 AM

    I feel the Hisbullah university should be investigated but not Dr Shafi as its clearly a ploy to undermine his land purchase. This Thera should be investigated by the Maha Sangha for being involved with thugs and prostitutes. Hope the GOSL will dig deep and find the truths.

    Sambo Friday, 29 November 2019 07:32 AM

    They are a part of coalition so what more do you want. Again you start quacking for unwanted reasons. The president has more important things to look into than your petty complaints.

    Teba Friday, 29 November 2019 07:58 AM

    Now the rats comes out. Slowly slowly

    Rev Friday, 29 November 2019 08:20 AM

    You intervened and released a murderer!!

    mnsmart Friday, 29 November 2019 08:25 AM

    Gov has better things to do

    King Friday, 29 November 2019 09:21 AM

    This so called thera has made a name for himself by denigrating other races and religions. I have no regard for Hisbullah but this man was on the same stage with Hisbullah at one of GR's pre election rally's. He is destroying Buddhism with total impunity.

    Blair Friday, 29 November 2019 10:17 AM

    Let judiciary take the course of action if at all necessary. You better keep quiet.

    Luis samson Friday, 29 November 2019 02:14 PM

    He is nothing by a closeted racist!

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