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By Indika Sri Aravinda


Creating obstacles for United Nation’s activities and its employees at this moment was a foolish act, former leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and Member of Parliament, Venerable Ellawala Medhananda Thera said today.

“The UN has many members and the panel to investigate into Sri Lanka was set up by the General Secretary of the UN, Ban Ki Moon and therefore he should be held responsible and not the UN organization, said the former leader speaking to Daily Mirror Online. 

“At this point of time we have to think of the future and act wisely. When a protest is held we have to stay within our limits and hold protests in a peaceful manner,” he said.

He said Sri Lanka should improve economically and we have to be careful when we hold protests against other countries.

Venerable Ellawala medhananda Thera reiterated there were certain traitorous individuals who would use this opportunity to support Western influences and therefore it was unwise. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • toejoe Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:43 PM

    For once, you have spoken some sense.

    love lanka Thursday, 08 July 2010 05:33 AM

    but did you see how many monks were there at the front line before they marched towards UN office? do you mean to say they are not loyal to your political party?

    Micheal De Joot Wednesday, 07 July 2010 12:54 PM

    Well said Venerable Sir...l

    Uragodage Wednesday, 07 July 2010 12:54 PM

    Dear Thero you all are in the same boat .Why this time different view? is it because W W started it first and JHU lost the opportunity to do it.

    local boy Wednesday, 07 July 2010 12:58 PM

    Good Point

    citizen1 Wednesday, 07 July 2010 01:00 PM

    Why don't you go back to the temple and meditate?!

    suba Thursday, 08 July 2010 02:57 AM

    What does the other JHU say?

    Damien Perera Thursday, 08 July 2010 03:08 AM

    Don't forget that Venerable Ellawala Medhananda Thera is the FORMER leader of JHU. That being the case does his view represent the JHU view or his own personal view?

    Aniththaya Thursday, 08 July 2010 06:22 AM

    Buddhist Monks belong in the temple! please try to attain nirvana rather than interfere with politics!! Please do not insult Buddhism, all you monks in parliament are making use of a religion for your own personal greed! Sri Lanka and Buddhism will thrive if the monks conduct them selves as they used to do during Lord Buddha's time!

    Tharaka Chanaka Thursday, 08 July 2010 03:57 AM

    Sir, for once u spoke the truth

    Riyadh Camel Thursday, 08 July 2010 04:21 AM

    something is cooking here ! but yes agreed, that it was a foolish thing and WW should have used his right in Parlement to sort this .

    S. Jayardene Thursday, 08 July 2010 04:44 AM

    well said

    Padikaramaduwa, G Thursday, 08 July 2010 04:55 AM

    One nation many voices

    JEM D Thursday, 08 July 2010 05:12 AM

    only because he was ousted from the JHU leadership

    Faqi Wednesday, 07 July 2010 09:51 PM

    What the monk says is true and factual.


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