Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has advised State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake to refrain from utterances that would hurt the feelings of the Maha Sangha in future, it was revealed today.
The Prime Minister had given this advice when he met the State Minister at Temple Trees last evening after he was called in for a meeting by Mr. Wickremesinghe to query a statement made by him that 90 per cent of monks have been sexually abused by the chief incumbents of the temples they have been serving in.
“The Premier told me not to hurt the Maha Sangha and asked me as to what exactly I said in my statement. I told him that I never used the word Maha Sangha but used the word ‘those who are in saffron robes," the State Minister told journalists after coming out of the meeting with the Premier.
“I showed Mr. Wickremesinghe a file which contained details on monks who have been abused by chief incumbents of temples and he was shocked by it,” he added. Mr. Ramanayake said he would only tender an apology to those monks who practice the teachings of the Buddha but would not apologise to monks who behave in an aggressive manner in public. (Yohan Perera)
The Primer has a lot of time to talk about these petty things. But haven't seen him utter a word when the when Gnanasara and Ratne go on rampage.
OMG Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:20 AM
Oh really ? Did Ranil sat him on his lap and kissed him as he gave this advce and patted his cheek saying 'you naughty boy' while surpressing a grin ?
Anu Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:21 AM
oh ya...... wait for the next election. We will teach a good lesson to you and your people.
Ratinalist Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:22 AM
Well said Ranjan. The corrupt sangha must be exposed and bought before the law. One law for everyone.
Moiez Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:29 AM
Ranjan Ramanayake should apologize to maha sangha , also he should be punished for what he said,Ranjan Ramanayake is acting too much, thinks he knows everything.
Pathy.Ratna Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:30 AM
Well said,those innocent monks who have been sexually abused as children by unscrupulous so called Senior monks should come out in the open without any fear,"Buddah Dharma'' should always be protected and respected.
Ahamed Rifadh Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:38 AM
That's good thing at least he is opening his mouth about it as he couldn't do that when slandering was done about other religions.
Jude Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:47 AM
It's on World wide web in Youtube How LANKAN Buddhist Monks behave in PUBLIC!!!
UdithaW Thursday, 18 July 2019 09:50 AM
A good politician is one who understands the truth but refrains from uttering the truth....Ranjan is not a good politician
iemerald Thursday, 18 July 2019 02:26 PM
total crap. well done Ranjan for exposing this minority of predators. hope you are not one.
Kule Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:31 AM
PM thinks only Maha sangha has feelings to hurt??not other community.
Ari Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:41 AM
The Kitchen should be cleaned up and maintained and the staff incapable of cooking should be replaced.
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