The Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chaptermost ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha thera said today that he would take to the streets if the government continued with its plans of opening a casino resort in Colombo
Taking a strong stance against the proposed tax-free Casino haven scheduled to be constructed in the heart of Colombo, the thera said that he would be the first to take to the streets if the government went ahead with its plan.
“If the government, another entity or person is about to start a Casino business in this country, I would be the first to take to the streets. This country does not need such games. The entire Sangha will take to the streets if this continues,” the monk said.
He made these observations addressing the media at the temple premises.
“I have been wanting to say this and I want you to tell this to the country,” the Chief Prelate said. (J.A.L Jayasinghe)