All three Nikayas have decided to advise the rulers to go for general election to elect the most suitable representatives to put an end to the current political deadlock, the Secretary General of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Shyamopali Maha Nikaya Ven.Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Thera said.
Speaking at the Sanga Samuluwa held at the Nelum Pokuna auditorium in Colombo to demand a general election in order to put an end to the current political impasse he asserted that everyone should realise that the present crisis is nothing but a conflict triggered by greed for power.
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution framed by a group identified themselves as the law experts without having any understanding about the peoples’ pulse targeting the Rajapaksa family has led to all these confusions, he stated.
This amendment to the constitution have been introduced to usurp the president’s power and consolidate the powers of parliament. Articles 33 ,62 and 70 have been so framed to interpret to suit the self interests of those who drafted it creating a confused situation in the country, the Thera added.
He warned that fundamentalism has crept into the politics and there are plans to defame Buddhism, grab power before February 4, discarding the Mace in parliament. The speaker has to do a main role to avert the present political uncertainty, the Thera said.
Speaking at the event Ven. Shastrapathi Ganthune Assaji Mahanayake Thera of the Amarapura Chulaganthi Nikaya said that Sri Lanka have been accepted as a Sinhala Buddhist country. “Even Cardinal of Colombo and former cricketer Muttaih Muralitharan have accepted this is a Sinhala-Buddhist country,” the Thera said.
Adikarana Sanghanayake of the North Western Province, Ven. Rekawa Sri Jinarathana Nayake Thera, Ven. Medagoda Sumanatissa Thera also addressed the gathering.(Vinitha M Gamage)
GH Saturday, 01 December 2018 12:41 AM
Current political crisis really created by Ranil Wickremasinghe who, when, clandestinely planned to divide the country into 9 division whereby creating DEFACTO states for particular community.
Mandy Saturday, 01 December 2018 12:55 PM
To imagine that in this age of open communication, RW would be able to do such a thing without exposure and revolt, is unimaginable. And for you think so is very amateurish.
Ghd Saturday, 01 December 2018 12:43 AM
Dear Honorable monks, pleas don’t fool the people by supporting MS
Dayaka Saturday, 01 December 2018 11:59 AM
Rev Sirs, Please don't dabble in areas you are not familiar with. If you can offer spiritual guidance to elected representatives on the need for ethical conduct all citizens will respect you.
Bala Saturday, 01 December 2018 12:51 PM
With due respect I might say there was a time when politics and relations with other countries were not complex as now and you venerable theros could advise But it would be more prudent for you and better for all concerned at this time if it is left for the authorities to take a reasonable course of action. It would not be unusual if one thinks that as a group, you would likely not take an overall independent view of the current crisis but favour a particular segment of society.
Excuse me Saturday, 01 December 2018 01:14 PM
Is it not The Rajapaksha Country? I am devastated!
Lankan Saturday, 01 December 2018 05:31 PM
The Chief of Asgiriya's behaviour is despicable.He is a disgrace to the sasana.Why should we pay heed to this flawed man's advice in support of a man and his wretched family who has robbed the people and committed the most heinous crimes?Does he now also approve of motor racing around the Dalada precinct.No wonder the country is going to the dogs with priests like these preaching B... Sh.....
Corruption Saturday, 01 December 2018 08:47 PM
Rev.Sirs the need of the hour is not the Election but the prsent crisis must be resolved. That is the Dharma. Rather than advising the rulers go for Election it is better to enlighten the people of this country the Politicans who are involved in various corruptions and crimes and request the people not to cast their votes for them.
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