No one is above the law: Asgiri Mahanayake

2012-11-30 20:46:59

Asgiriya Chapter Maha Nayake Thera the Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkita Thera yesterday underlined the statement made by the Mahanayake Theras against the impeachment motion on the Chief Justice. He said if there was a law in the country it should be applied equally to all.

Speaking to US ambassador Michele J. Sison who paid a courtesy call on the Prelate, he said some people in the country were accusing others when they could not fulfill their personal agendas.

“There should be an opportunity for those who act in a fair and just manner to carry out their duties without let or hindrance,” he said.

Ms Sison visited the historic Dalada Maligawa and paid homage to the Tooth Relic before her courtesy call on the Mahanayake Thera.

She asked the Thera about a statement on the Impeachment of the Chief Justice and excessive borrowings .made by the Mahanayake Theras. It was published in the English daily newspapers

The Mahanayaka Thera said they had issued the statement to the effect that all were equal before the law of the land, but it had become apparent now that some were using it for their own agendas.

He said when politicians find it difficult to achieve their personal agendas they try to bring disrepute to those who abide by the law.

“It is not fair and therefore we issued a joint statement as the Mahanayaka Theras of the Three Nikayas.

We observed that some were bent on creating a situation to embarrass those who uphold the laws of the country,” the Mahanayke Thera said.

He commended the assistance rendered to Sri Lanka by the US government and extended his blessings and good wishes to President Barack Obama who had been re-elected for a second term.

“The US government has helped our country in the past and does so in the present. We hope it will continue it in the future as well,” he said.

The ambassador responded by saying the US helped Sri Lanka during the tsunami and there exists a cordial relationship between the two countries.
She said the US for its part would continue maintaining the good relationship and added that she appreciated the sentiments expressed by the Mahanayaka Thera.

Ms. Sison also met the Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Pradeep Dela at the precincts of the Dalada Maligawa.

  Comments - 43

  • Pruthuvi Friday, 30 November 2012 21:10

    That is very nice to make comments like this. US mind their business and the Mahanayake therea mind his business. That is good for both parties

    Reply : 67       16

    perumal Saturday, 1 December 2012 07:35

    All are equal under the constitution but some are more equal than others.

    Reply : 6       37

    P.L.J.B.Palipana Friday, 30 November 2012 21:21


    Reply : 5       14

    dass Friday, 30 November 2012 23:11

    When HE comes he is good, when 'he' comes he is good when SHE comes she is good too.

    Reply : 14       20

    DeSelva Friday, 30 November 2012 23:18

    whose law?

    Reply : 3       8

    richardson Saturday, 1 December 2012 10:20

    Just a Lip service .Use less comments

    Reply : 3       11

    Hardball Friday, 30 November 2012 23:18

    I am really happy to see the statement made by Maha Nayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter. Sanity prevails. The great Buddhist phyloshopy at work.

    Reply : 19       44

    ANTON Saturday, 1 December 2012 05:59

    We respect great lord Buddha and his excellent preaching but not these idiots.

    Reply : 30       18

    Hardball Friday, 30 November 2012 23:43

    This is preciously what the Buddha preached. Thanks.

    Reply : 8       39

    Weeramanthri Saturday, 1 December 2012 00:00

    USA behind the impeachment,_videsha kumantaranayak. via DM Android App

    Reply : 23       6

    ampare son Saturday, 1 December 2012 00:29

    yes. exept politician.

    Reply : 1       10

    hkshewa Saturday, 1 December 2012 00:47

    But Ven.Sir, ....Don't you know that SOMEONE in this country is above the law?

    Reply : 7       39

    Don Saturday, 1 December 2012 01:04

    Hon Mahanayake,
    we used have it but not under current regime.

    Reply : 6       32

    DCOL Saturday, 1 December 2012 09:12

    When you had it? in SL?

    Reply : 4       8

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 1 December 2012 01:38

    At last.

    Reply : 6       16

    True Christian Saturday, 1 December 2012 01:39

    You should be telling this to all your racist monks in temple...not to the media...most of the problems in this country mower days because of Buddist extreme religion

    Reply : 35       44

    Bola Saturday, 1 December 2012 06:44

    What Christian is this? Who gives parrrippu n convert poor people hale luiya

    Reply : 15       22

    samba Saturday, 1 December 2012 01:41

    my God, wimal weerawansa will say now that Mahanayaka thera ia also a NGO agent or CIA agent.

    Reply : 5       53

    v perera Sunday, 2 December 2012 06:05

    whi is wimal weerawansa

    Reply : 3       1

    Lobo Saturday, 1 December 2012 01:43

    Should read 'No one should be above the law' because we know, and there are enough examples, how the influential abuse their position and authority to by-pass the law and get away even with murder.

    Reply : 2       25

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 1 December 2012 01:49

    So glad to hear.Asgiri prelate has commented.

    Reply : 9       30

    Cobra Saturday, 1 December 2012 01:52

    Why, Mervyn?

    Reply : 4       9

    ANTON Saturday, 1 December 2012 02:07


    Reply : 7       11

    chandler Saturday, 1 December 2012 02:34

    Problem is - some polticos and associates perceive that they are above law. Good example from Kelaniya.

    Reply : 5       21

    Just Another Citizen Saturday, 1 December 2012 02:52

    Well for starters, what about Mervin Silva?

    Reply : 2       14

    nadun Saturday, 1 December 2012 03:47

    But in SL President is above the law..

    And now US also start to follow our MPs..

    Reply : 7       10

    Yehiya Saturday, 1 December 2012 03:51

    What release the media not in act. One benz car will change all.

    Reply : 11       20

    j Saturday, 1 December 2012 04:11

    good move

    Reply : 5       10

    gerard Saturday, 1 December 2012 04:17


    Reply : 27       15

    aroosh Saturday, 1 December 2012 04:34

    i respect your thoughts from whenever rifts arisen regarding the matter of justice you all raise your concern regarding equality i preferred that all time happen but now all these gone to deaf people they even only publicity practicing dharma

    Reply : 4       12

    Nina Kamal Saturday, 1 December 2012 04:54

    Seriously. Honestly I never knew this to be true! I am learning as I grow!

    Reply : 4       7

    frank hilary Saturday, 1 December 2012 05:38

    Very correct. CJ should be tried by a competent COURT and punished, if found guilty.

    Reply : 6       5

    Jaleel Saturday, 1 December 2012 05:58

    Prelates as well as the US government seem to have similar views on this matter. They have taken the side of all citizens and their right to justice without interference.

    Reply : 3       10

    v perera Saturday, 1 December 2012 06:20

    yeah right
    you could have fooled us

    Reply : 3       6

    Real Lankan Saturday, 1 December 2012 06:23

    No one can take the Law and Judicature in their hands.
    Slowly slowly the democracy is being changed into anarchy, monarchy and into dictatorship in our country.
    The time has come. the people should wake up and fight to free our country from devils. .

    Reply : 3       6

    Tharmasunderam Saturday, 1 December 2012 07:38

    Most of these people here have misunderstood what the prelate said in a very diplomatic way. 'No one is above the law' means, even the CJ has to obey the law. Read it again before you make comments.

    Reply : 6       11

    anslam Saturday, 1 December 2012 08:49

    It is shamed on you to make comments with the people waiting to destroy our country, and they already did.

    This comments and the accepting their resolution against to our country.
    please note this American always accusing other countries saying they have nuclear weapon AND DOING WRONG but simply America, and Israel attacked the other countries and killing innocent civilian no other country did the same

    There is a bodubala sena organization, and they only talk with nonsense and bodubala sena failed to raise they are voiced against to those who are making fake alligation against to our country American and the it alliance planing to label criminals against to our war heroes America, and you LIKE to continue same things what happened to even dalada maliga by the terrorist IF THIS PRESIDENT NOT THERE TODAY YOU cannot EVAN TALK LIKE THIS SHAME ON YOU.

    Reply : 20       6

    Indian Jonna Saturday, 1 December 2012 09:54

    enough of talking... hamuduruwane ... We need action like Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Hamuduruwo.

    Reply : 4       9

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 1 December 2012 10:12

    Indeed a bold statement from the venerable Maha Nayakes but in reality, this government now does not care for opinions of religious dignitaries as has been proved many times iin the past. Some uncouth MPs had even threatened the Maha Nayakes on many occasions. As things to, the Parliament will soon assume judicial powers and start hearing cases and some over-enthusiastic Hela Urumaya chaps might even propose that the President should be appointed as Chief Justice as well as Maha Nayake; Saadu, Saadu.

    Reply : 6       15

    richardson Saturday, 1 December 2012 20:33

    We have heard these before, no body listens, just broken records.

    Reply : 3       0

    Roxy Wellawatte Saturday, 1 December 2012 22:36

    Mahanayake is above everyone in Colombo. Kandy is 1600ft above sea level. Of course he is below the people of Nuwara Eliya.

    Reply : 4       6

    Jude Fernando Sunday, 2 December 2012 01:14


    Reply : 4       3

    rajaraja Sunday, 2 December 2012 08:00

    These are just words, no meaning !!!!

    Reply : 5       1

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