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The Mahanayake Theras of the three Nikayas have written to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resolve the SAITM issue in a manner agreeable to all stakeholders.

They said it was best to resolve the issue based on the proposals submitted by the Deans of the eight Medical Faculties.

The prelates said they wrote the letter considering the request made by the Parents Association of State Medical students and Parents of SAITM students to mediate on the SAITM issue.

The letter signed by the Mahanayake of the Malwathu Chapter, the Most Ven.Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala; the Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter, the Most Ven.Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera; the Mahanayake of the Amarapura Maha Nikaya, the Most Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera and the Mahanayake of Ramannya Maha Nikaya, the Most Ven. Napane Premasiri Thera said the SAITM crisis had affected not only the medical education and health sector but also the lives of all people. (Nadeeka Daya Bandara)

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  • nick Sunday, 15 October 2017 05:56 PM

    yes this saitam issue must stop its been going for a long time & keeping the media busy via DM Android App

    JAGATH Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:20 PM

    The Mahanayakes must not get involved in academic matters not related to the teachings of Buddhism.

    Ronnie Bugger Sunday, 15 October 2017 10:45 PM

    Very Correct. They should take a positive action on they their junior rogues in saffron robes who are disgrace to Buddhism rather than trying to dictate to the Prez and PM.

    Senarath Karunaratne Monday, 16 October 2017 08:50 AM

    It is shameful for Buddhism, see any of the other religious leaders are interfering in Politics?

    Kottawa Ariatissa Thero Monday, 16 October 2017 08:53 AM

    Mahanayake Theros should preach the Dharma only and not getting involved in other matters pertaining to the rulers.

    ceylon Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:27 PM

    maha nayakas solve the destruction facing the buddhism from fake monks.monks anty buddhist activities destroying buddhism daily basis. via DM Android App

    Chaminda Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:37 PM

    Please request GMOA and IUSF. They are the once who created the issue. Not the government.

    Kadiya Sunday, 15 October 2017 06:42 PM

    Are the Mahanayakas afraid to talk to the GMOA and try to drive some sense into them? Or is it that there is no point in wasting their time on mules?

    chandra Sunday, 15 October 2017 07:01 PM

    What solution. Rajitha Kiriella and SB ministers are above prez and PM as far as SAITM is concerened. University Dons proposed good solution but government keep mum on that. via DM Android App

    Shelly . Sunday, 15 October 2017 07:12 PM

    I am not sure which Govt. should solve this issue when there are a number of Govts. running this poor country. via DM Android App

    Sincere Sunday, 15 October 2017 09:37 PM

    Why not the Mahanayakas advise the Government on the basis of resolving this issue based on Buddhist Principles on Avihinsa instead.

    TONY Sunday, 15 October 2017 11:49 PM

    THE MAHANAYAKE SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN TO GMOA AND THEIR HENCH MEN AND NOT TO GOVT

    Sunil Hettige Amaratunga Monday, 16 October 2017 08:46 AM

    Hon. Ven Mahanayakes, please keep away from interfering in politics and preach only Dharma.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 16 October 2017 08:57 AM

    Let them take their hands off from this SAITM issue as this is not related to Buddhism, the Govt. will take care this matter.

    Citizen Monday, 16 October 2017 08:58 AM

    They hide when BBS spread fire on minorities and now come out for political subject,money make man MAD..!!!

    sujan Monday, 16 October 2017 11:10 AM

    They think Doctors are Gods. They are people learnt from our tax money. If you want to find solution to SAITM issue ask the GMOA to shed their Jealousy and Selfishness. Problem is in their hands, not with the government.

    malij Monday, 16 October 2017 11:30 AM

    When there are much more important issues faced by the Buddhists in Sri Lanka, wonder why the Ven. Mahanayaka Thero's are more concerned on laymen matters like the SAITM issue. Why not urge the government and the opposition to enact the law that would give legal powers to Sangadhikaranaya which would cleanse the Sasanaya from pretenders who are ruining Buddhism in Sri Lanka.?

    citizen Monday, 16 October 2017 01:53 PM

    "Danger to lives" my foot. How many died because of SAITM, but because of GMOA strikes. Nutty SLMC Deans still trying antics and new laws. SAITM is under old laws

    Sharon Monday, 16 October 2017 02:05 PM

    There was never a time where priests had to get involved in running the country...


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