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’Rathana Thera attempting to create rift among people’

24 June 2019 03:11 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Athuraliya Thera is trying to bring about a split between the Tamils and Muslims in the North and East, while engaging in the same ploy with the Muslims and Sinhalese in the South, Trincomalee Parliamentarian Abdullah Maharoof said in a media release issued yesterday.

He said that while the regime of good governance brought about happiness and peace of mind in all parts of the country, certain saboteurs as partners of the regime were bent on creating discord in the country and disturbed the freedom so far achieved. Our religion does not accept terrorists and those who engaged in sabotage. "God does not forgive those who commit suicide and our religion does not accept those who commit suicide," he said.

"Further, the security of society should be based on the prevailing conditions in the country. The existence of the Muslims should be guaranteed by the President and the Prime Minister. Innocent Muslims have been arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and this has created economic difficulties for their families as well as psychological stress. These people should be released forthwith," he said in his report.

  Comments - 5

  • VJ Monday, 24 June 2019 10:28 AM

    Robert Knox was correct. The venerable monk is cunning and he thinks that cunningness is intelligence.

    Mohan D Mendis Monday, 24 June 2019 10:51 AM

    Sure 'regime of good governance' ensured massacre of inocent worshipers

    JAY Hatton Monday, 24 June 2019 11:37 AM

    No, he is doing the right thing now. Tamils

    MK Monday, 24 June 2019 11:43 AM

    Well said, fasting doing every thing. Monk should be teach religion and good habbits. But our country monk are teaching also how we came crooks.Pls folow the Budda Lord path.

    Kathira Monday, 24 June 2019 03:32 PM

    The monk knows the pain of people. We will not tolerate any kind of barbaric extremism in Sri Lanka. Anyone in Sri Lanka must respect Buddhism and Sanatana Dharma. We all with Buddhist Monks. They must rule the country.

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