West upset its SL agenda thwarted: Prelate

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The International Community, mainly the Western Countries, was worried that their agenda in Sri Lanka was no longer operative and therefore, kept interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka, Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera said today.

Addressing a news briefing of the Yuthukama Organisation, the Thera said the International Community shed more tears than the people of Sri Lanka over the change of premiership.

“The interference of Western Countries is so vast that we wonder whether the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of Sri Lanka were elected by us or them,” he said.

“The US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and the European Union have expressed their concerns. They are simply worried that their Sri Lankan agenda has come to an end today,” he said.

The Thera said the Government headed by Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe continued to act on a foreign-agenda rather than on a national one.

“The Government put forward many Acts and Bills, which are detrimental to the country. It also attempted to dilute the capacity of the armed forces. It is a blessing that the term of the previous Government has ended,” he said.

He also said foreign countries should learn to respect Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and Sri Lankan leaders should not rope in foreign countries into domestic affairs. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  Comments - 29

  • Stunned Citizen Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:39 AM

    Same applies to you as well, shouldn’t you be preaching instead of dabbling in politics. If the prelate didn’t interfere in politics this country would have been great.

    RP Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:50 AM

    The Priest must learn how the world forces work. When the apparel export are suspended and if a travel ban is imposed how are we going to find the money. Sell the country to China and let Sri Lanka become a Chinese colony

    Sarwan Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:12 PM

    He does not know how the forces of the principles of Buddhism Work? Better he learns it first and experience if he can

    Hari Mani Thursday, 01 November 2018 02:12 AM

    Is that why most Srilankans want to leave their beautiful country and risk their life to go to western countries? Or the housemaids risking physical and sexual violence go to Arab countries? What an ignorant bunch, to support a corrupt leader and use the orange robe to legitimise their personal campaign.

    Shawn Sunday, 04 November 2018 07:07 PM

    Sri Lankans go to western countries and get violated both racially and inhumanely by white racists

    Sri Wickrema Thursday, 01 November 2018 02:14 AM

    A set of frogs in a well started croaking for their own sake. A country like no other.

    Haramanis Thursday, 01 November 2018 02:26 AM

    Well said Reverend. The West were calling the shots with the RW Govt and is still trying to interfere. While we should maintain good relations with all countries, we must emphasize our sovereignty!!

    Madu Thursday, 01 November 2018 02:58 AM

    I wonder what price he was offered? Anyone can be bought these days it seems!

    Meena Thursday, 01 November 2018 03:23 AM

    The.bunch of goons of the family have started early.These oafs completely ignore the crimes committed by Madamoosalayas and talk as if nothing has happened.

    tony Thursday, 01 November 2018 03:35 AM

    Some people like to think that western countries are always trying to meddle with Sri Lanka. But the reality is no country wants to interfere affairs of a country with a debt laden economy and a bunch of corrupt politicians.

    Tensing Thursday, 01 November 2018 04:50 AM

    Then what about chinese agenda?

    Lumbini Thursday, 01 November 2018 04:52 AM

    What a sad story?

    kondaya77 Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:24 AM

    You got to be kidding ,Here in Canada nobody cares..

    Joker Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:34 AM

    he, he, heee!!!!

    Gune Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:34 AM

    Stop blaming the west for all the devious ways of politicians. I rather believe the west than MS, MR, Wimal and the clan. They have robbed democracy and my right

    Ghost Thursday, 01 November 2018 07:08 AM

    Ven. Know-it-all speaks!!!

    cheers Thursday, 01 November 2018 07:10 AM

    Well said if you look at the leaders in USA, UK, Canada and Australia all who supported with different agenda's are gone home without powers

    dignity Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:09 AM

    That's because they went home and didn't hang on in a lower post.

    Lokusalli Thursday, 01 November 2018 08:25 AM

    The sooner ALL religious leaders keep their political opinions to themselves and confine themselves to only spiritual matters the better .Their political involvement only muddies the water and gives credibility to undemocratic acts .Just because you go to a church ,temple or mosque doesn't give greater weight to your opinion .In the west religion is separated from the government .Each to their own !

    lalantha Thursday, 01 November 2018 08:32 AM

    when country was being pawned to china to get loans for useless projects these goons were silent,,,now Mahinda has made us indebted to China,,,what about that,,

    Jayanath Thursday, 01 November 2018 08:39 AM

    Hamuduruwane, make our stupid people understand this real truth on ground. There are many people in this country who is ready to worship west believe in them blindly.

    Gautamadasa Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:41 PM

    Jayanath, dont go begging for aid from these foreign countries. Its the Western countries that give the most aid. You sir are an IDIOT.

    Yoges Thursday, 01 November 2018 09:36 AM

    Why beg money fro these countries and also send people to work as maids in Muslim countries

    Sam Thursday, 01 November 2018 09:38 AM

    I love Buddhism, you Sir are not Buddhist. Sorry your not a Sir either.

    ali Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:33 PM

    But he is a Sire. (Not the respectful form of address for someone of high social status, but the other one)

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:36 AM

    This man in orange looks pretty senile. In any case, he no longer knows the tasks that Lord Buddha has assigned to his monks.

    nawab Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:47 PM

    These people are under the delusion that Sri Lanka is a self sufficient country perfectly capable of surviving without the aid of others.

    bodhin Thursday, 01 November 2018 07:17 PM

    This is a "kasavakahantaka" as described by Lord Buddha. Has anyone heard this fellow conducted a Buddhist sermon? I wonder why media is giving publicity for this type of heretics.

    Ninja Friday, 02 November 2018 07:01 AM

    All types of bugs are coming out of the earth now with a cacophony of buzzes and screeches!!!


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