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Commenting on the arrest of the Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera allegedly for illegally keeping an elephant calf in his possession, Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa today queried as to why the law was not similarly enforced on ministers who clear the Wilpattu Wildlife Park.

“The law does not apply to ministers who clear out the Wilpattu National Park, but is strictly enforced on Buddhist monks. Is this Yahapalanaya (good governance)?”, Mr Weerawansa said in Parliament.
In response, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said that the Government would submit a report on the details of the arrest of the Buddhist monk to Parliament soon.

Minister Kiriella explained that he did not have all the details of what led to Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera being taken into custody but that he would revert back to Parliament once he gets all the facts. Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake also promised to look into the matter. (Yohan Perera)

 


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  • SL Thursday, 10 March 2016 05:47 AM

    do not talk about wilpattu!!,if you talk about it,you are a racist and against minorities of the country! bang on majority ,every one will applause you

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 10 March 2016 05:57 AM

    One law for MPp and law for wives.

    Jayantha Thursday, 10 March 2016 06:01 AM

    Ops,started again ? please stop !

    Perumal Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:43 PM

    Properly speaking, even Wimal and his wife must be behind bars!

    Sri wickrama Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:47 PM

    Like in those days?

    Nilhan Jayawardene Thursday, 10 March 2016 03:21 PM

    Minister Badurdeens activities should be investigated, including the stoning the court house during M/R period.

    jolly bird Thursday, 10 March 2016 03:31 PM

    WHO IMPLEMENTED SUCH LAW IN THE COUNTRY HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN OR PRETENDING AS BBS IF U . HAVE ANY DOUBT WHY DONT YOU ASK MAARA via DM Android App

    TONY Friday, 11 March 2016 12:04 AM

    YOU CONFIRM THAT THERE IS SOME SORT OF LAW, UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS REGIME WHITE VANS GIVES THE VERDICT WITHOUT FOLLOWING ANY LAW


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