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The Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathna Thera said on Tuesday that Western countries should not infringe on Sri Lanka’s internal matters.

The prelate expressed these views when Buddha Sasana Affairs Minister Udaya Gammanpila called on the Thera.

The Ven. Thera said following the change of the Government, it was now possible to save many resources that were about to be surrendered to the foreign countries.

“Western forces had become displeased over the sudden political change happened in Sri Lanka without their knowledge and we have to confront strong foreign forces such as the USA, India and Europe and therefore we should not engage clashes over minor matters within the country,” Minister Udaya Gammanpila said.

He said the process of appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister was done very secretly and it was not known even to his family.

“These foreign forces do not recognize our Government and engage in doing all that they can do to obstruct the Government and our aim is to strengthen our power through an election. The President has decided to hold an election to show peoples sovereignty under the democracy.

Minister further said that UNP was able to get only 29.65 per cent of votes which shows 70 per cent of people opposing them and they were attempting to divide the country into nine through a federal constitution which was to be presented in parliament on 07 November. However, this attempt was thwarted with the prorogation of the parliament.

The Anunayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Ven. Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thera said in the recent past there was instability in a country over some matters and movement of parliamentarians to and fro and it is a matter for regret to see them changing the parties.

“Changes for the monetary gain is inappropriate unless it is on policy matters,” he said.

“This change has averted the transferring of nation’s assets to foreigners. We all should unite to achieve the full benefit of the change without leaving the opportunity for the rivals, he said.

The Minister also visited the Dalada Maligawa and received the blessings. The Kandy Buddhist Affairs Commissioner Parakrama Jayawardena were also present on the occasion.

The Minister also visited the Malwatte Chapter Maha Nayake Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera. (Nadeeka Daya Bandara)

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  • Tinkiriya Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:32 PM

    Then stop getting Western loans and aid and pay every single cent we owe them.

    Nuwan Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:56 AM

    Just because you burrowed money from the bank, the bank manager can't sleep with your wife.

    karsh Thursday, 15 November 2018 02:54 PM

    Nuwan, kheda yanne malle pol. When your house is in fire how do you pay the loan back? Aha you a a mahinda fan a womaniser. think alwas of women. sorry.

    Kumar Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:36 PM

    So, you don't want the west to interfere but you have no problem accepting western nations money. If that is the case? That may not work.

    Lanka Thursday, 15 November 2018 04:05 PM

    Where were these western nations during the 20/30 years of LTTE terrorism?

    Me Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:38 PM

    You and your false Buddhism siding with crooks! You have disgraced and betrayed the Buddha teachings. You won't achieve nirvana this way, you are going to hell for sure.

    STATISTICS DO NOT GO HAND IN HAND WITH RELIGION Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:38 PM

    " UNP was able to get only 29.65 per cent of votes " --: OK , Ok , Ok - but tell me when your SLFP had got more than 51% on their own steam. Please do your buddhistic preaching than dabling with statistics

    Prakash Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:42 PM

    Dear Thera - can you tell me what benefit the western counties have in interfering in our matter. Are we a country with many natural resources which could benefit them or are we of importance them to run their Govts? When you and people around fool the villagers about western interferences? Make responsible statement. Don’t forget we are depended on the west for employment and exports through which millions of families are fed.

    Big foot Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:16 AM

    Where was the Weat when provincial elections were postponed

    Rasheed Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:43 AM

    Dissolving and replacing PM is much major incidence than postponing the Provincial Election.

    Max Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:43 PM

    Whenever a UNP govt is in power, SL is a play ground for them. Even the present govt is running with their support. The current political situation is a case in point.

    Dee Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:44 PM

    Please meet HE and tell the same to him. Don't chase away!

    Rafiq Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:48 PM

    This guy is a stinker. He really does have a bad BO problem. Even his own party members agree with me, just ask them.

    bill Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:48 PM

    Preists should not meddle with politics.

    Village Bumpkin Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:52 PM

    Sadhu Sadhu Sa! Good advice Rev Sir. Follow it yourself and stop meddling in political affairs. Look after the Buddha Dharma and the rest will fall into place.

    AMMI Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:56 PM

    First of all he is not a Minister in the present government. They all been kicked out by the parliament today by a majority in the parliament. They could say so many lies to cover up their coup to come to power. Please arrest all them to make a coup to topple the legitimate government.

    vithura Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:58 PM

    Fraudster and a monk share the same world view, pathetic!

    Jega Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:30 PM

    West can't, China can?If proper democracy is followed no one will.

    Lanka Thursday, 15 November 2018 04:13 PM

    Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, N. Korea and a lot of very big countries do not follow democracy! Where is West or their concerns.

    IVJ Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:31 PM

    Gammanpila better pack up his bag for his long gamman!

    bill Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:38 PM

    Priests should not meddle with politics.

    Premkumar Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:01 AM

    First at all Prelates also should not meddle with politics.

    Muhunthan Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:10 AM

    Mahanayake, first of all you don't interfere with SL politics. It's for the politicians and not to the religious societies. People like you ruin this bautiful country. Stay inside your temples.

    jehan Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:10 AM

    gemba and the monk should find a cave to hide. their crimes are coming to the open.

    Mohan Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:16 AM

    Also religious leaders and clergy should NOT involve in politics

    ananda Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:17 AM

    These are real jokes.. Lets live alon ... The clergy likes mahinda like.... Tamils like regini kantg...But this is not personalities ... This is my country...

    RP Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:25 AM

    Mahanayaka must not engage in Politics and on legal issues. He earlier issued a statement that dissolution is legal and that was questioned before court and the ruling appear to be the allegation of illegality has merit and the issue must be heard fully

    Saranga Thursday, 15 November 2018 08:58 AM

    We exports 80% to western world so lets stop them as of tomorrow. Tourism ? perhaps 40-50%, also lets block themWe can live in SL and be south begging Asians and stay poor for another 100 years because head of the country does not follow the rule he himself to pledged and implemented. I am Buddhist but have decided not to follow Buddhism due to this reason.

    Bala Thursday, 15 November 2018 09:39 AM

    I am a Buddhist and will remain so. But I will not worship or respect the priests who are not real Buddhists.

    Dam Thursday, 15 November 2018 09:10 AM

    Then you too shouldn't get involved in politics. Like Malwatte chapter did reject president or all politicians asking your blessings

    DillonDP Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:36 AM

    This guys brains were shaved off with his hair

    Charlie brown Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:09 PM

    Funny how when they get the chance ,they,re the first on the plane to London for a nice little jolly ...stop thinking SL has any other interest to the west than somewhere to get a tan

    Joe rajah Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:50 PM

    I wish the dollar hit more and more then the parasite Ming’s won’t get the free food

    jude des ilva Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:27 PM

    you guys ruined the countryshut the mouth and stay at temple

    karsha Thursday, 15 November 2018 02:58 PM

    What eveer I wanted to say has beem said Mr.Monk

    Siri de Alwis Thursday, 15 November 2018 04:53 PM

    Because he gets everything free for nothing, he thinks West should not meddle with our matters. He does not have the knowledge of international law and order. What will happen if EU stop the GSP again.Siri


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