Govt. should celebrate War Victory: Nalaka Thera

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The National Movement for the Protection of Liberated Land (NMPLL) said today the government was duty bound to celebrate the war victory.

Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera alleged that the government had allowed LTTE separatists to commemoratethe memory of LTTE terrorists.

“LTTE activities have not stopped completely even today. While the LTTE is banned internationally, the government has allowed the TNA to commemorate the memory of dead LTTE terrorists. The TNA considers LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran as its hero,” he said.

The monk claimed that the government was not working towards the betterment of the country but was catering to the needs of western countries, India and the Tamil diaspora and it was paving the way for the division of the country.

“What western countries and India want is to foster terrorism.” the Thera said.

Ven. Nalaka Thera said the government had planned to celebrate the dead instead of commemorating war victory.

He said NMPLL together with some other opposition political parties had decided to commemorate the memory of war heroes on May 18 at Independence Square.

  Comments - 29

  • hemanthabandara Friday, 15 May 2015 10:24 AM

    this monk kept quiet when the JVP celebrated their leaders death, why then make a noise when the Tamils did the same. very unbecoming of a Buddhist monk

    Puran Appu Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:39 PM

    Come on !. It does not apply to poisonous snakes !

    ranjith Chandrasekera Friday, 15 May 2015 06:11 AM

    The Victory Day is aimed at all those who fought the war and sacrificed their lives against the wold dangerous criminal organisation, LTTE. They were responsible for drug smuggling, supplying arms to other terrorists and criminal gangs operation elsewhere, kidnapping, torture, killing of their owns as well, suicide bombing, training child soldiers for indiscriminate killings, destruction of properties and you name all criminal acts in this world.Our soldiers rescued thousands of Tamils forcibly kept by terrorists as human shield. Do not insult those who fought and won the war by remembering those criminal terrorists on par with our brave soldiers.

    weera Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:53 PM

    What war?? It was only an internal conflict with a terrorist organization and not a war against a foreign invasion.

    Citizen Premar Friday, 15 May 2015 08:15 PM

    People of the country had elected their representativs now they must be allowed to decide what is the good and bad not priests who should be doing their duties in temples.

    welesuda Thursday, 14 May 2015 04:42 PM

    have u understood or read all. dont say with out knowing.

    Upul Thursday, 14 May 2015 04:58 PM

    MR Lost because he believed

    Puran Appu Friday, 15 May 2015 07:51 AM

    It was a war against LTTE, not Tamils. Think before you speak !

    Ranil Friday, 15 May 2015 09:33 PM

    Hamudruwane dane nathi nisai hahane.......api LTTE ekata yatath wela da hetiye???.......nedashasak denaganna???........apitaman ehema hethenne neha.......

    Ranjith Friday, 15 May 2015 08:07 AM

    A simple ceremony at the War Memorial opposite Parliment in the morning and religios ceremonies in the evening are the appropriate activities of the day. Military Parades waste of pblic funds of a Nation indebted to the hilt.

    Sammy Friday, 15 May 2015 08:59 AM

    Celebrate war victory by honoring all innocent victims of the war and not just a selected section and also in a manner which is not communal in nature. Besides, by making politically motivated statements, this "monk" is not respecting the teachings of the Buddha.

    Puran Appu Thursday, 14 May 2015 10:50 PM

    True Sri Lankans - Sinhala, Tamil

    Sammy Saturday, 16 May 2015 10:43 AM

    Honouring the armed forces personnel who sacrifice their life and limb to defeat terrorism is one thing but to celebrate defeat of terrorism in the manner known as Victory Day is not the way. There are other innocent lives as well which had been sacrificed. This is not a war victory over an alien invading nation.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 15 May 2015 05:00 PM

    He is another racialist wearing robes.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 15 May 2015 05:01 PM

    Thera.... if MR comes to power again, you could request this not now OK.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 15 May 2015 05:02 PM

    Go and tell this to your Old King Mahinda and not to King Mithiri OK.

    Piliphs Friday, 15 May 2015 09:22 AM

    Please learn what Buddha said before comment about this

    malij Friday, 15 May 2015 05:17 PM

    Instead of celebrations, have religious events all around the country.blessing the people who died during the war, Sinhalese, Tamil

    gemun Friday, 15 May 2015 09:42 AM

    Do You mean that all Tamils were LTTEers ?

    gemun Friday, 15 May 2015 09:44 AM

    Oh Yes It applies only to sinhala buddhists ?

    MilkyWay Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:46 PM

    “Nahi Verena Verani”. That is what the Buddha preached. Have a read.

    Mason Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:50 PM

    Celebrating war victory is sending a message to the Tamils that you are our conquered subjects to be treated at our whims and fancies. This will under no circumstances bring about harmony between the different communities. BBS is doing all what is possible to sow hatred. It is better that others do not join them.

    ANTHONY Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:52 PM

    Respected Clergy from Buddhism,Muslim,Hinduism,Christianity, Without getting involved in Politics, Preach Buddhism,The Koran, The Bible and Religion to the Citizens of the country to make them better loving people and not hurt or do wrong to others, which will solve all the issues in this country.

    Fassey Friday, 15 May 2015 09:55 AM

    It is not only the terrorists who died during the final phase of the war. Tamil civilians died in thousands. It is not a crime for the Tamils to remember those who lost their lives on that day. It is reasonable as community to get together and observe religious rites on behalf of their community.

    Damien Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:53 PM

    Religious leaders must come forward now to enlighten the public on the dangerous path this government has taken.

    Real Peace Thursday, 14 May 2015 02:55 PM

    What about the war victory against the JVP? Celebrate this as well? I feel the govt made the right decision. What we need is peace and prosperity in this blessed island.

    stardust Friday, 15 May 2015 06:04 PM

    Yes, in astrology!

    Samantha Perera Friday, 15 May 2015 10:08 AM

    Lord Buddha has said have compassion and gratitude. Ranaviruwan gave their lives for our liberty. Commemorating Ranaviru day is not taking revenge on anyone it is acknowledging the sacrifice made by our soldiers. Every country honours their departed armed personnel. Why not Sri Lanka?

    Lawry Friday, 15 May 2015 06:31 PM

    Meaningful comments by members of the clergy if aimed at at foster harmony are welcome. Tit for tat action or statements for political reasons can go against the very religion they preach. A Buddhist monk is not only for the Buddhists. They are spiritual guides to the world.

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