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.
dushyanthi Monday, 12 March 2018 13:28
Ha Ha!! You are fine man to talk about Buddhist values ! What a joke!!
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Anesley Monday, 12 March 2018 16:00
Judging by current trends he is likely to be the next president of SL.
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Gredh Monday, 12 March 2018 13:29
Everyone knows that you try to take advantage. Can't fool public
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mnsmart Monday, 12 March 2018 13:31
I doubt the NGO's advice the government to kill minorities
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Keerthi Sri Monday, 12 March 2018 13:33
හාමුදුරුවෝ වැඩියේ සුදු වෑන් එකකින්ද
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Hussain Monday, 12 March 2018 13:34
Pinching the baby and rocking the cradle.
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malik Monday, 12 March 2018 13:36
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
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max Monday, 12 March 2018 15:24
Your correct Sir. In fact, that is one reason for most of the people to dislike this govt.
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Jaliya Monday, 12 March 2018 16:00
Lord Buddha did not advise to kill the journalists.
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Stan Monday, 12 March 2018 16:03
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.
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G Gunasekara Monday, 12 March 2018 20:17
This country was led and guided by Buddhist clergy for 2500years. Think they have abit experience.
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banda Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:37
G Gunasekera- no wonder we are in this sorry state of affairs
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Surath Monday, 12 March 2018 16:08
You are absolutely correct in this issue.
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Sue Monday, 12 March 2018 16:18
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.
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Hassanda Monday, 12 March 2018 16:18
U r the Leader and Instigator of all communal riotsYou groomed
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Shiraz Monday, 12 March 2018 16:21
“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.”
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Banda Monday, 12 March 2018 17:05
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?
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Nasnin Monday, 12 March 2018 17:16
Who is the NGO adviced you during Aluthgama violence.
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Ganesh Monday, 12 March 2018 18:17
The great genius has found a lot of great findings
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Muhammad Hussain Monday, 12 March 2018 18:24
You are an American. Why not get back to America. Mohammed
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johan Monday, 12 March 2018 19:44
Talk sensibly.Do not talk with criminal mind just to get somesympathy from Sanga and your coolies
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Thusitha Monday, 12 March 2018 20:44
Yes Sir, this country is heading to a irreversible fate. All NGO try to destroy 2500 years Sri Lankan Buddhist Civilization
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GH Monday, 12 March 2018 22:27
Honored sir, without your concerted effort, we were not being freed from TERRORISM in Sri Lanka. My grateful SALUTE to you once again sir.
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Asoka Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:38
Are you in correct state of mind or you are still in the General Hospital as mentioned as GH
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gamini Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:38
are you telling you sent the white vans on their instructions????
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Gamaya Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:25
GR you are a b....... FRAUD!
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