The Asgiri Sangha Sabawa is opposed to any move by some politicians to bring a no-faith motion against a minister actively engaged in Buddhist activities, the Asgiriya Maha Lekakhadikari the Ven. Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Thera said in a special statement to the media.
He said Minister Rajapakshe has already done a great service to the Buddha Sasana organising the World Buddhist Congress.
The prelate said in consideration of his service to the Buddhism the honorary title of “Dharma Neethi Visarada” was conferred on him by the Asgiri Viharaya.
"The views expressed by the minister and safeguarding the natural resources of the country has displeased some individuals and they are attempting to victimise him," he said and added that the minister could not be blamed for the delay by the Attorney General's Department to file action against corrupt politicians.
"Some MPs are unhappy about his views on leasing the Hambantota Harbour to a Chinese Company. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
SF Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:36
Asgiriya is a tiny portion of the whole Buddhist clergy in the country. They should not get involved with the politics.
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Dinosaur Thursday, 17 August 2017 13:40
If the folks in Asgiriya Sanga Sabawa have nothing to do, They can also also condemn/ oppose the following;1.North Korea Missile Test2. Neo-Nazi attack on fellow americans3. Saudi airstrikes on Yemeni Civilians4.Vehicle Traffic of Colombo5.My neighbor playing music loud.1.Asgiri Sanga Sabawa condemns the Nuclear test by
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ceylon Wednesday, 16 August 2017 21:39
why not this temple supporters dont stop feeding these anty buddhist person disgracing buddhism by supporting corrupt politician publickly . via DM Android App
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protect Buddhism Wednesday, 16 August 2017 22:12
This trend of the Sanga commenting on parliamentary matters is becoming a daily occurrence and practice. One wonders whether there are hidden hands behind such moves. If it is so it is a shame on Buddhism.
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Nic Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:35
State and religion are separate - clergy should keep off politics and stick to their calling of being clergy confined to the temples or churches attending to the religious needs of its followers.
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vithura Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:13
Is it the parliament or the Sangha that is sovereign, I wonder.
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Goraka Thursday, 17 August 2017 03:01
It's time Buddhist Monks preach instead of involving in running of the government.
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JOSEPH DE SILVA Thursday, 17 August 2017 05:09
VEN. MAHANAYAKE HAMUDURUWO,LET THE GOVERNMENT SOLVE THE PROBLEMS WITHIN. YOU WERE NOT ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE TO RULE THE COUNTRY. YOU ARE NOT AN ARAHAT BUT JUST ANOTHER 'PRUTHAGJANA' HUMAN BEING.JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE HIDING UNDER THE SACRED YELLOW ROBE YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO INTERFERE IN GOVERNING THE COUNTRY. I AM A PRACTICING BUDDHIST AND I KNOW THE MAJORITY OF SRI LANKANS AGREE WITH ME.
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Dee Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:40
Many have stopped going to temple because of these guys.
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alex Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:46
in short what he is saying is if you are a practicing Buddhist you are entitled to get away with anything--no wonder MR qualifies for it
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Lanka Shantha Thursday, 17 August 2017 08:52
Last time after the election Results came out Dr.Merv gave them some instructions. now who is behind this?
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Jayadeva Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:10
Should not these so called priests preach 'Bana' to their disciples, instead of spending their time delving into national politics?Wander if they have an in depth knowledge of either!!!!
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HoruPitupasa Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:33
Asgiriya is following Lord Buddha or Mahinda MahaRaja. This chapter should me renamed as Mahinda Sanga Sabawa.
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Hora Polis Thursday, 17 August 2017 19:54
Asgiriya is a branch of Narahenpita Abhayaramaya, which runs on MR's agenda
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Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:03
I have to spend much money to visit a temple because in Sri Lanka there are only rowdies in orange and so I have to go to Thailand to visit honest monks.
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Dam Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:29
Are venerable's supposed to preach the Buddhist masses and guide them in the right direction or do politics?
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somapla Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:34
He will be the next candidate from JO for the Senkadagala seat.
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De Silva Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:38
These matter are for the Parliament NOT for Maha Sanga. Please look after the sasana
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Hubertb Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:44
we have enough monks and enough Rajapakses
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Gobba Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:45
Exactly what Dealdasa had planned. Hide behind Sanga yellow robes and get away with everything from Avant Garde to protecting Robber family members.
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Zinki Kamal Thursday, 17 August 2017 19:13
Wijedasa , please go Resolution against Dealdasa..! - Culprit pays Rs. 5 million to each monk to issue communiques in his favor - LankaENews
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Nina Kamal Thursday, 17 August 2017 19:23
How much was it that you were paid! A colossal amount of: 'Some monks have been paid bribes as high as Rs. 5 million each !
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Burt Friday, 18 August 2017 02:57
Den of thieves to the rescue:"He said Minister Rajapakshe has already done a great service to the Buddha Sasana organising the World Buddhist Congress.The prelate said in consideration of his service to the Buddhism the honorary title of Dharma Neethi Visarada was conferred on him by the Asgiri Viharaya. He is incompetent as a minister.
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Lakshman De Silva Friday, 18 August 2017 10:48
It is time that these Buddhist priests not interfere on politics.Sri Lanka was ruined by these monks who never followed Buddhist Principles
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