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Ministers Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Sarath Fonseka had a heated argument at the Cabinet meeting yesterday, when the latter accused of former for violating a collective agreement of the Cabinet of Ministers.

According to sources, the altercation had taken place when Field Marshal Fonseka objected to the action of Mr. Rajapakshe in tendering an apology to a Buddhist monk over a statement made by Field Marshal Fonseka in Parliament recently.

“I made a statement in Parliament where I referred to a statement made by a monk. I referred to this statement as I wanted to disclose who is going behind the Rajapaksas. But one minister of the Cabinet is violating the collective agreement of the Cabinet of Ministers. We want to safeguard the government, but some are still going behind the Rajapaksas,” Minister Fonseka had told President Maithripala Sirisena.

Mr. Rajapakshe had immediately responded by saying it was he who had tendered the apology.
“I tendered an apology as the Prime Minister or the President would otherwise have had to do so, on behalf of the government, as it is not possible to run a government without the support of the Buddhist monks,” he said.

President Sirisena had then intervened and calmed both ministers down, saying the views of both of them were important. (Ranjan Kasthuri)

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  • thusitha Friday, 08 April 2016 04:57 PM

    Srilankan civilization nourish by Buddhist monk And Buddhist Kings not By GASALAYO

    upi Thursday, 07 April 2016 12:03 PM

    well done sarath, this guy is another rajapakshaya. His allegiance is not with the govt. That is why he is safeguarding Gota

    Justicia Thursday, 07 April 2016 01:21 PM

    "it is not possible to run a government without the support of the Buddhist monks,” -- Wijedasa , please keep you point of view to yourself. You are opening up a Pandora;s box.

    ananda Thursday, 07 April 2016 03:46 PM

    Wijedasa should not defend corrupt Wheeler dealers of the MR regime thereby getting the wrath of honest men of the calibre of FM-SF via DM Android App

    lalith de silva Thursday, 07 April 2016 04:11 PM

    please do your job..... if wants to fight do resign from cabinet..As we need more work than tolking

    moses Thursday, 07 April 2016 04:12 PM

    Nayaas and polongaas all in one basket ????

    HariDakuma Thursday, 07 April 2016 04:59 PM

    Mr. Rajapakse is wrong in this instance. Do not drag monka into POLTICS. Leave them on the Temple so that they can enlighten the people about attainment of Nirvana. Please do not drag Buddhism into gutters.

    patriot (TM) Thursday, 07 April 2016 05:00 PM

    These two are really Grade 1 kids.

    Thushara Thursday, 07 April 2016 05:01 PM

    Fonseka is power hungry and wants to be President soon.

    citizen Thursday, 07 April 2016 07:19 PM

    Fonseka only has personal vendettas. This was his downfall and will be the downfall of the govt unless he is kept in check.

    gayan Friday, 08 April 2016 11:20 AM

    This is the govt running the country now. Pathetic.

    Willa Thursday, 07 April 2016 07:58 PM

    In what sense were the Buddhist monks needed to run the government? Are they experts in Economics, Finance, law or what?

    Kosala Thursday, 07 April 2016 08:03 PM

    Wijey Dasa is a DASA TO MR. via DM Android App

    Yasin Wednesday, 13 April 2016 08:55 PM

    Religion, faith and belief's have no place in modern society and those who hang on to this is due to tradition.Monks have turned Buddhism into a highly profitable commercial venture and to their own advantage and are fooling the Sinhala Buddhists who are in the majority.The nationis running on just one gear which is the reverse gear and we all know where it would take us.


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