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Current issues because govt. following NGO’s advice: Gota

12 March 2018 12:50 pm - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday the main reason for most of the issues in the country was the result of following the advice of NGOs rather than seeking advice of the Maha Sanga.

The government was acting on the instructions of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) instead of seeking the advice of the Maha Sanga, Mr. Rajapaksa said at an event in Kandy.

“The government has forgotten religious values, our culture and sovereignty and this has resulted in various issues within different sections of society, “he said and added that that during his time, they invited religious leaders to the defense ministry and sought their advice when the country faced serious issues like today.

Mr. Rajapaksa said it was pointless giving priority to Buddhism only in the Constitution.

  Comments - 31

  • dushyanthi Monday, 12 March 2018 01:28 PM

    Ha Ha!! You are fine man to talk about Buddhist values ! What a joke!!

    Anesley Monday, 12 March 2018 04:00 PM

    Judging by current trends he is likely to be the next president of SL.

    Dotard Monday, 12 March 2018 07:54 PM

    The American who is studying "Trumpism" ha, ha!!!

    AshyD Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:16 AM

    A Sri Lankan hiding behind an American passport.

    Gredh Monday, 12 March 2018 01:29 PM

    Everyone knows that you try to take advantage. Can't fool public

    mnsmart Monday, 12 March 2018 01:31 PM

    I doubt the NGO's advice the government to kill minorities

    Keerthi Sri Monday, 12 March 2018 01:33 PM

    හාමුදුරුවෝ වැඩියේ සුදු වෑන් එකකින්ද

    Hussain Monday, 12 March 2018 01:34 PM

    Pinching the baby and rocking the cradle.

    malik Monday, 12 March 2018 01:36 PM

    Sir with all due respect to you, during your brothers rule there was similar incidents at a large scale led by some sanga. clearly your thinking didn't work

    max Monday, 12 March 2018 03:24 PM

    Your correct Sir. In fact, that is one reason for most of the people to dislike this govt.

    Jaliya Monday, 12 March 2018 04:00 PM

    Lord Buddha did not advise to kill the journalists.

    That Hurts Monday, 12 March 2018 07:57 PM

    Ouch... That must have hurt :P

    Stan Monday, 12 March 2018 04:03 PM

    How are monks more qualified to give advice in running a country than the United Nations and it's institution? Sure, they have faults but they are definitely more qualified than monks.

    G Gunasekara Monday, 12 March 2018 08:17 PM

    This country was led and guided by Buddhist clergy for 2500years. Think they have abit experience.

    banda Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:37 PM

    G Gunasekera- no wonder we are in this sorry state of affairs

    Surath Monday, 12 March 2018 04:08 PM

    You are absolutely correct in this issue.

    Sue Monday, 12 March 2018 04:18 PM

    Are you serious? We know what yours so called values are. Your comments would be laughable if the situation was not serious. Best to keep your mouth shut.

    Hassanda Monday, 12 March 2018 04:18 PM

    U r the Leader and Instigator of all communal riotsYou groomed

    Shiraz Monday, 12 March 2018 04:21 PM

    “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” and “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

    Mohamef Monday, 12 March 2018 10:34 PM

    Including u

    Banda Monday, 12 March 2018 05:05 PM

    If people think corruption allegations against Rajapakses are true, they would have voted en masse to JVP. But couldn't win a single Pradeshia Saba. Visible trend was to put Rajapakses back at the helm. Why?

    Nasnin Monday, 12 March 2018 05:16 PM

    Who is the NGO adviced you during Aluthgama violence.

    Ganesh Monday, 12 March 2018 06:17 PM

    The great genius has found a lot of great findings

    Muhammad Hussain Monday, 12 March 2018 06:24 PM

    You are an American. Why not get back to America. Mohammed

    johan Monday, 12 March 2018 07:44 PM

    Talk sensibly.Do not talk with criminal mind just to get somesympathy from Sanga and your coolies

    Thusitha Monday, 12 March 2018 08:44 PM

    Yes Sir, this country is heading to a irreversible fate. All NGO try to destroy 2500 years Sri Lankan Buddhist Civilization

    alex Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:36 PM

    that shouldn't be very difficult with people like you

    GH Monday, 12 March 2018 10:27 PM

    Honored sir, without your concerted effort, we were not being freed from TERRORISM in Sri Lanka. My grateful SALUTE to you once again sir.

    Asoka Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:38 AM

    Are you in correct state of mind or you are still in the General Hospital as mentioned as GH

    gamini Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:38 PM

    are you telling you sent the white vans on their instructions????

    Gamaya Tuesday, 13 March 2018 05:25 PM

    GR you are a b....... FRAUD!

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