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3 June 2013 03:25 am - 66     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Mahinda Rajapaksas aid the country’s Buddhists had never indulged in extremism. Speaking at an event in Nagollagama on Sunday evening, the President said, “Maha sangha and Buddhists have never been extremists.”

Recalling the massacre of Buddhist monks by the LTTE 26 years ago in Aranthalawa, the President said, “Such incidents must be commemorated to remind us of the brutality of terrorism. But not to spread anger and take revenge. These were the types of terrorist acts we suffered for over 30 years.”

The president further said that maha Sangha and Buddhists are always explorers of the truth. He also said that Maha Sangha have always been committed to safeguard the motherland and the principals of Buddhism throughout the history.

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  Comments - 66

  • Aruna Monday, 03 June 2013 08:38 AM

    proud to be a Sri Lankan because of you sir.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 03 June 2013 09:58 AM

    Same problem as Duminda.

    its me Monday, 03 June 2013 09:43 AM

    i believe it will save your life...right?

    AM Monday, 03 June 2013 09:15 AM

    kale Logic prevails , Kill or Be Killed .
    Wonder of the world

    realist Monday, 03 June 2013 09:08 AM

    Somebody should tell SWRD Bandaranayake.

    Sena Monday, 03 June 2013 08:56 AM

    He is still looking at TOM & JERRY he doesn't know what is happening .

    Huna Monday, 03 June 2013 08:52 AM

    They are not "Buddhist monks" they are also just Sinhalese who wears yellow robe's

    Huna Monday, 03 June 2013 08:48 AM

    just look around buddy ( if your living in SL )

    Deva Monday, 03 June 2013 08:34 AM

    HE don't remember those things

    kapa ta pissu Monday, 03 June 2013 10:19 AM

    Either you were too old then or too young...Bandual warnapura was the captain then before Test Status. And we had very limited foreign workers in Saudi then. You are stupid.

    ARP Monday, 03 June 2013 07:32 AM

    I have heard that when we got the Test Status, Duleep Mendis was the Captain and Roy Dias was the Vice Captain.
    So there was a signature campaign in Saudi Arabia among Sri Lankans to remove both of them as they being Christians should not be leading the cricket team of a Budhist country.

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 03 June 2013 06:58 AM

    Wonder of Asia

    ravisandu Monday, 03 June 2013 06:52 AM

    What????...not extremists?...then how do you explain taking one's own life? is it what you call moderation?

    kumar Monday, 03 June 2013 06:45 AM

    Like your all other statements we believe this as well.

    Dunstan Monday, 03 June 2013 06:49 AM

    Please tell this to your Brothers and to be Buddist as well

    sandman Monday, 03 June 2013 06:48 AM

    Are they Buddhists, following Buddha's Principles ?

    sandman Monday, 03 June 2013 06:47 AM

    What do u eat n have for your Bites, Poonac ??????

    sandman Monday, 03 June 2013 06:44 AM

    It is now CRYSTAL CLEAR who is behind the BBS/SR communal combine. You dont need to be a Rocket Scientist to analyse this. Empty words like these from the Leader of a Country is disgraceful and insults the Minority communities in this country.

    Leon Monday, 03 June 2013 10:27 AM

    We all are in a big muddy pool with mud.

    MirakRajBanda Monday, 03 June 2013 10:56 AM

    Yes, yes the Muslims in 1915; Tamils in 1957, 1977 and 1983 and again Mosques, Churches and temples are bunrt down by the same peace loving Monks and Buddhists Mr President?
    Ask your faithful Chrsitian wife if I'm wrong??

    peace lover Monday, 03 June 2013 11:17 AM

    sir,you are good for finishing the war.but not on developing the economy.

    Javi Monday, 03 June 2013 11:43 AM

    When the parties come to power, they change them self as extremist

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 03 June 2013 12:03 PM

    Well said.

    GC Monday, 03 June 2013 12:25 PM

    If the extremists are not extremists, what can we call the good, holy monks who live according to Buddhism?

    Road Runner Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:42 AM

    Dont forget hal messo

    [email protected] Tuesday, 04 June 2013 03:19 AM

    such a well said

    Ravi Tuesday, 04 June 2013 08:27 AM

    So we need a change! Bring someone who can do that.

    Churchill was Briton war PM but people change him after the war as he was not good developing the country!

    Ruhunu Kolla Tuesday, 04 June 2013 11:50 AM

    Nearly 90 % of Buddhists are there simply because birth certificates indicate that they are Buddhist , wonder even whether president can name a single Buddhist in the parliament including himself who practices a Buddhist way of life ?

    Vijay Tuesday, 04 June 2013 11:55 AM

    Yes. Ban beef...Ban Chicken..Ban Mutton..Ban alcohol..Ban cinema.. Ban holiwood movies ..ban western democracy ...ban western medicine...ban western education ..and go back to stone age.

    truth Tuesday, 04 June 2013 11:52 AM

    He does not know what he is saying!!! forgive him.

    Rod Atkinson Thursday, 06 June 2013 04:04 PM

    the seperations of this island is imminent.. this is the main person for that MR.

    ANTON Monday, 03 June 2013 04:45 AM


    Andy Monday, 03 June 2013 05:40 AM

    but few of them who are having the supports of government officials.

    citizen Monday, 03 June 2013 05:26 AM

    thats true sir
    but u and ur government always being

    tony Monday, 03 June 2013 05:25 AM

    That is your personal view, but the majority including the buddhist dont agree with your view

    Truth Hurts Monday, 03 June 2013 05:23 AM


    Porky Pig Monday, 03 June 2013 05:14 AM

    Did you understand what I have written?

    Fact of the matter Monday, 03 June 2013 05:12 AM

    You are right !

    Sham Monday, 03 June 2013 05:03 AM

    Why the hell all are talking about beef only????
    What about goat, pig, chicken, fish
    Then, ban everything coz they are also same like cow...!

    Russell J. Monday, 03 June 2013 04:50 AM

    Do not try to be a funny person....

    Saradial Monday, 03 June 2013 05:44 AM

    I really love his humour, He is seriously kidding.

    Ramzeel Monday, 03 June 2013 04:43 AM

    Playing to the gallery but Sri Lankans are not fools to accept this.

    KP Monday, 03 June 2013 04:05 AM

    Yes, you are correct TJ

    Channa Monday, 03 June 2013 03:40 AM

    Forgot about 1983., huh??

    Porky Pig Monday, 03 June 2013 03:44 AM

    Who is trying to fool whom?

    Porky Pig Monday, 03 June 2013 03:37 AM

    Ha Ha Ha!

    RoundRobin Monday, 03 June 2013 03:39 AM

    Please ban beef!!!.........from our country.

    TJ Monday, 03 June 2013 03:35 AM

    you are righ sir. But until you came to power

    weha Monday, 03 June 2013 03:31 AM

    Never means in the present but not sure about the future. atleast a bunch of them is stiring up the society. not sure what their intentions are or who is behind them.

    Merv Monday, 03 June 2013 05:45 AM

    Ban mutton and pork too.

    hb Monday, 03 June 2013 05:51 AM

    Your government is responsible for the destruction of buddhism because of your policy of abetting the racist activities of groups such as BBS!

    rajarajaraja Monday, 03 June 2013 05:53 AM

    I know that you are still sleeping

    weera Monday, 03 June 2013 06:01 AM

    Sir you will loose minority Vote. Next time tell something else to pacify them. Jayawewa.

    raj Monday, 03 June 2013 06:07 AM

    I guess he has fooled one person for now

    meenavan Monday, 03 June 2013 06:04 AM

    Soon after LTTE defeat some Buddhist monks create some unwanted problems among peace loving Srilankans....why you allow them to make panic ...among minorities.

    raj Monday, 03 June 2013 06:11 AM

    Why not commemorated 1956 and the 1983 riots also. And what about Karuna the master mind behind the massacre in Aranthalawa and the Dalada Maligawa bombing.

    Anjosh Monday, 03 June 2013 06:12 AM

    Those who are extremists are not Buddhist or Monks.

    galboda Monday, 03 June 2013 06:08 AM

    You are 100% correct!.. the leaders of true Buddhism are BBS / Ravaya and Ravana Balaya

    Jaffna Library 1981 Monday, 03 June 2013 06:14 AM

    most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century

    Hasan Ali Monday, 03 June 2013 06:26 AM

    tell us your view/perception about BBS, Raavaya & Raavana??

    Mason Monday, 03 June 2013 06:27 AM

    The president seems to have conveniently forgotten about 1971 and 1989, when JVP ran amok. Were there no Buddhists in it ?!!!!!!!!!!!

    riz Monday, 03 June 2013 06:30 AM

    Do you know what is happening in miyanmar ? Are they not Buddihist or monks ?

    truealf Monday, 03 June 2013 06:33 AM

    What about extremists Budhism in Burma???

    Lakputhra Monday, 03 June 2013 06:38 AM

    Our president will not allow any extremism even from so called monks.

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