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President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday directed authorities to introduce standards to ensure the quality of ‘Atapirikara’ and all Buddhist Pooja items that are available in the market today.

The President made this direction to the Consumer Affairs Authority, following a request made by  Asgiriya Chapter Mahanayake Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Nayake Thera in Kandy.(DM online)

Pix by President's Media

  Comments - 21

  • ANTON Sunday, 02 June 2013 04:16 PM


    kithudugama Monday, 03 June 2013 10:55 AM

    Why not make it dasa pirikara (ten pirikara) Every house must have one or two in case of emergency.

    5555 Monday, 03 June 2013 10:15 AM

    Beggars will always be beggars

    ranga Monday, 03 June 2013 08:22 AM

    must be the biggest problem of this country now.otherwise he won't pay his attention.

    ravisandu Monday, 03 June 2013 08:21 AM

    What about making saffron robes fire proof ?

    Mongal Monday, 03 June 2013 06:19 AM

    Apple Polishing in order to get their support!!!

    Chanu Monday, 03 June 2013 05:53 AM

    Substandard Atapirikara????

    Are you kidding me? Is that your priority amidst all the problems people are facing.

    Who is using Atapirikara btw, they are given for the show. Who eats in those bowls. Monks wants high quality shining robes also.

    Mohan Monday, 03 June 2013 04:01 AM

    Not only the quality of Atapirikara but quality of life, goods, and services have all dropped to very low levels in this our beloved country.

    Mouth agape Monday, 03 June 2013 03:41 AM

    Thanks for the explanation!

    GC Monday, 03 June 2013 03:06 AM

    So, who ends up richer?

    De Silva Monday, 03 June 2013 02:47 AM

    cut down costs leave out the begging bowl of the atapikirika

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 02 June 2013 08:07 AM

    How about sub-standard work done by his own team of below-standard MPs and Ministers.

    ANTON Sunday, 02 June 2013 02:32 PM


    Hettiarachchi Sunday, 02 June 2013 11:50 AM

    During the Lord Buddha's time the bhikkus lead a simple and itinerant life "atapirikara" was a useful package for them. In addition to robes the package includes a bowl to go begging food and thread and needle to stich robes. For todays bhikkus these items have become meaningless, and atapirikara has become only a symble. It is mostly recycled through the vender, offerer and the receiver without even contributing to employment.

    Dhanushka Sunday, 02 June 2013 10:53 AM

    Good suggestion.

    meranchi Sunday, 02 June 2013 10:34 AM

    maney corruption in srilanka atapirikar is not a big issue compair with othesr.....i

    Ratawaisiya Sunday, 02 June 2013 10:32 AM

    There are more burning problems in the country to pay attention.

    weir Sunday, 02 June 2013 10:28 AM

    standards go up...prices go up..and the poor is left out
    so this is the peoples president of the miracle of Asia

    saradiyal Sunday, 02 June 2013 10:25 AM

    What about substandard fuel, public transport, health service, education, food imports, water and sanitary services and rights of people, law and order and the list goes on?

    Mouth agape Sunday, 02 June 2013 09:49 AM

    What is 'atapirikara'????

    DILSHAN Sunday, 02 June 2013 09:21 AM

    we still pay for sub-stranded oil

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