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Rulers of the nation should follow the advice of the Maha Nayaka Theras and the Maha Sanga as a whole when running the country, Most Venerable Mahanayaka Thera of Amarapura Nakaya Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera said today.

Ven. Mahanayaka Thera came up with this remark during his anusasana at a Sangika Dhana held at the Temple Trees for thousand monks in order to invoke blessings on the country last afternoon.

“The country should be run with the advice of the Maha Sanga including the most Venerable Maha Nayaka Theras. The advice which the Mahanayaka Theras and the Buddhist clergy provide are based on the Dhamma preached by Buddha. Even the late leaders such as D. S. Senanayake ran the country following the advice of the Maha Sangha.

Most Ven. Dhammawasa Thera said rulers of a country have to follow five principles according to the teachings of the Buddha. “President, Prime Minister and other ministers should provide clean water, sanitary facilities, fulfil housing needs of the people and preserve the environment as preached by the Buddha. We request that rulers of this country should follow these principles,” he added.

The Mahanayake of Kotte, Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha of Siyam Maha Nikaya, Most Venerable Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera said only the Maha Nayaka Theras have the right to advice monks on participating in Dhannas and other functions. “Certain MPs have advised the monks not to participate in this Dhanna and religious programmes today. However, it should be noted that laymen do not have the right to advise the monks,” he said.

Anu Nayaka of the Malwathu Chapter Venerable Niyangoda Wijithasiri Thera said he himself and other monks decided to participate in the Dhana and the other religious programmes at Temple Trees following the advice of Maha Nayaka Theras. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Park Wednesday, 27 September 2017 08:16 PM

    Before the Maha Sanga and Mahanayakes try to control the government, they should first show that they have control over their own Sanga. We have seen what happened in the Rohingiya case!

    rohantha Wednesday, 27 September 2017 08:18 PM

    Venerable Thero, please advise the Buddhist monks on proper pindapathe also.

    Perumal Wednesday, 27 September 2017 08:36 PM

    As if the mess created by following their advice so far is not enough!

    Dhammika Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:04 PM

    Ven.Kottugoda Dhammawasa thera is a highly respected prelate . With all due respect if all buddist theras follow the teachings of Lord Siddartha Gauthama Buddha all most every unwanted situations that create problems will ease and solved peacefully than mankind rising against one another.

    ranjit demel Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:15 PM

    ven.thero with this government your time is over.the pm is a liar and he is anti sinhale buddhist.the president is a puppet and a humbug.the sinhale buddhist and the rev theros are taken for a ride today the politicians do not care for buddahas preaching. money money is god.havent the rev theros not yet noticed that your advice is not important and you all do not have any power except to say suhapathwewa

    Pro. S.T. Sirisena Thursday, 28 September 2017 10:30 AM

    Well said, what a comment, yes this is the reality. Our Buddhist monks acts like the worst criminals and brought shame for us, they are always behind money like our Politicians.

    amazing Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:28 AM

    The powers that be don't see bikkhus lifting robes and jumping over gates at university demonstrations, , violently confronting the police, collecting money for offenders convicted by a court of law etc etc. If these issues are addressed and rectified it will be beneficial to the entire country.They have to lead by example, not by word but by deeds!

    Lakshan Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:44 AM

    Why should a democratically elected government follow the advise of the unelected Sangha

    Hiran Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:07 AM

    Govt should be listening to scientists, engineers, and other experts when formulating policy and governing not the Sanga.

    old codger Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:09 AM

    No religious leader can claim to be the repository of all wisdom. In that case, why have elections?

    shanthapriya Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:40 AM

    So there has been a problem whether to participate at the Dhana to be held at temple trees. Finally Most Ven Kotugoda Dammavasa thera has received the green light from most ven. maha nayaka thera's to participate at this Dhana programme at temple trees. It is good that our PM hold this kind of buddhist activities in temple trees and set a good example to all buddhist

    Lost Lankan Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:47 AM

    What and why??Before we follow them they should stick to their preachings.We public elect parliamentarians to work for good governess not to run behind temples for all their wrong doings. Let us keep these two institutions separately

    Nilanga De Silva Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:48 AM

    Mahanayaka Thera should stop talking and get his own house in order. At the moment Buddhist have lost all their credibility. They have become thugs.

    SAM Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:20 PM

    Respect from great teachers / preachers are lost when main actors like Gnanasara take lead roles produced by so called media producers. It gets even worse when foreign readers and viewers see these.

    ashan Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:30 PM

    Religion should not be politics and politics should not be religion.

    roshan Thursday, 28 September 2017 02:53 PM

    Before advising the Government they should advise the clergy how to behave.if they dont behve remove the robe and show your concept.


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