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Malwatte Chapter Mahanayake the Most Ven. Thibbatuwave Siddartha Sri Sumangala Thera said he and the Mahasanga would not remain silent if anything inimical to the interest of the country took place.

He said President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured them that the foremost place given Buddhism and the unitary character of the country in the Constitution would not be compromised.

The Prelate said this when joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane called on him to submit the JO proposals on constitution making.

“The two government leaders gave this assurance. You are also in the committee preparing constitutional proposals. You must be aware if anything happens against the interests of the country. The government assures that it will no room for the division of the country. You claim otherwise. We do not know whom to believe," the Mahanayake Thera said. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)

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  • AjithZ Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:08 AM

    We respect you and your balanced views on all critical issues. Please step in at the correct moment if the leaders are confirmed on the wrong path. Your advise and guidance is very important and is a must.

    MANY MORE FOR YOU TO BREAK YOUR SILence Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:09 AM

    Interest of the country ! Very good.- There are other happenings which are dragging our country to a level of a pariah state and also demeaning our "foremost placed" religion (or philosophy ) Buddhism. These also need that you break your silence

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:23 AM

    Dear monk, you said you do not know whom you should believe. I can tell you quite clearly. You have to believe in Lord Buddha and keep silent on political matters.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:56 AM

    Very good advice at the right time.

    R.M. T. Appuhamy Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:57 AM

    Yes, leave every matter to Lord Buddha and keep silent without interfering in politics.

    Zinki Harim Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:50 AM

    Good Advise!Concentrate in preaching and keeping the Sasana in order, without letting the Thero and Vihara's and the Saffron wearers destroy the youth for Money!!!

    Gayan Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:40 PM

    Non buddhists have been presenting this theory for a while now.

    weera Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:21 AM

    Buddhist monks were the power behind for undivided Sri Lanka for 2500 years

    Nalin Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:34 AM

    One thing is that unlike most other Maha Nayakas of other sects the High Prelate of the Malwatte chapter cannot be twisted and turned to the whims and fancies of the low politicians of this country. The Most Ven. Thero talks less and does not incite the majority or minority.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:36 AM

    Political monks who have no time for the dhamma but only meeting politicians and involving themselves in political decision making based on race and religion.... that's all these Sinhalese Buddhist monks can do.

    Gayan Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:43 PM

    Understand your frustration. The sanga has always protected the country from disaster much to the frustration of the sepretists and colonials.

    F.R. Roy de Silva Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:59 AM

    You cannot trust Ranil or Dinesh, both are crooks and liars. Believe only in your religion and follow the footsteps of Lord Buddha.

    Sanath Ramanayake (Italy) Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:01 AM

    Sadhu for heaven sake - keep away from Politics, if you are involved in politics the rubbish politicians like RW and DG will commit more sins for sure.

    Gayan Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:44 PM

    Do you tell the same to Pope?

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:03 AM

    Our dirty politicians in the past and present have ruined our country, we cannot trust anyone other than God.

    Lal Perera Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:09 AM

    Most Ven. Thibbatuwave Siddartha Sri Sumangala Thera don't trust any politicians from the ruling party or opposition party, they are looters who had come to politics to earn for them and for their families.

    Lal Perera Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:09 AM

    Most Ven. Thibbatuwave Siddartha Sri Sumangala Thera don't trust any politicians from the ruling party or opposition party, they are looters who had come to politics to earn for them and for their families.

    daham Tuesday, 03 October 2017 05:48 PM

    You are wrong. He 100% trust UNP Leaders as he is a born UNPer. Didn't you notice the way he replied to Dinesh.

    Lal Perera Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:10 AM

    Most Ven. Thibbatuwave Siddartha Sri Sumangala Thera don't trust any politicians from the ruling party or opposition party, they are looters who had come to politics to earn for them and for their families.

    Casanova Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:15 AM

    If you want everything in Sri Lanka, I mean EVERYTHING, become a monk.

    BENZ Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:26 AM

    You may get a Benz as well

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:15 AM

    It is not that difficult for you and any other person who lived in this country so far to understand who Mr Ranil is and what he is up to

    Casanova Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:15 AM

    If you want everything in Sri Lanka, I mean EVERYTHING, become a monk.

    Casanova Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:16 AM

    If you want everything, I mean EVERYTHING, become a monk.

    gamini Tuesday, 03 October 2017 10:53 AM

    SL interests were at stake when MR ruined the image of this country globally. What were you doing then?

    ChillaBada Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:16 AM

    Ha Ha. It is time we the public keep off these people. The average man on the street is far better than these guys.

    ceylon Tuesday, 03 October 2017 06:31 PM

    thugs wearing buddhist robes allready great threat to buddhism.why you are silence while they destroying buddhism. via DM Android App

    Gayan Tuesday, 03 October 2017 07:47 PM

    Common feeling of non buddhists.

    Park Tuesday, 03 October 2017 06:50 PM

    Before stepping into political environment first take control of your flock. You have no control over your flock they are behaving like hooligans.

    ceylon Tuesday, 03 October 2017 08:58 PM

    buddhism is not a statue to protect.those who follow buddhism are the protectors of buddhism.hiw can sinfull government which has military to kill people protect buddhism. via DM Android App

    TMA Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:15 AM

    Interest you or the country? You were quite silent when fellow monks were collecting money as pindapatha, damaging private property and threatening to kill civilians

    Ali Hu Kai Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:39 PM

    Towards a developed nation!


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