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There is no issue if President Mahinda Rajapaksa remains Executive President in this country if he is bold enough to reduce the number of cabinet Ministers to 13 and stop all forms of corruption and crime in the Country, the United National Party (UNP) led Eksath Jathika Bikkhu Sangamaya said.

Chief Secretary of the Eksath Jathika Bikkhu Sangamaya Venarable Thinyawala Palitha Thera told a news conference that the President should reduce his cabinet to 13. He said there won’t be an issue if President Rajapaksa remains in office as long as he lives if he manages to stop the wastage of funds by reducing the cabinet to 13.

The Venarable Thera questioned as to why President Rajapaksa could not take this bold step the way he did other things such as killing the LTTE Leader Prabahakaran, sending former Army Commander Sarath Foneska to prison and removing former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake from office. “The President who was bold enough to do all that should be equally bold to reduce the cabinet to 13 members,” the Thera said, reminding that the first cabinet of Sri Lanka was limited to thirteen members. (YP)

  Comments - 31

  • Rata Haraka Monday, 18 February 2013 06:40 AM

    What has 'Halal' got to do with any of this? WHAT THE HELL is going on in our country?

    Ampattan Monday, 18 February 2013 06:08 PM

    The President is bold enough to appoint more and more ministers if necessary to get more to his side from oppostiion.

    jeRAD Monday, 18 February 2013 05:52 PM

    Teach the children to value humanity - President

    DeSelva Monday, 18 February 2013 03:50 PM

    no issue for who?

    LOKKA Monday, 18 February 2013 01:30 PM

    MR will face his Waterloo if he reduces the cabinet to 13. All power hungry politicians will join the UNP

    James Monday, 18 February 2013 10:24 AM

    We are on the verge of a new Civil War....This war will not end in 30 years or less.......Govt is backing for this to happen

    RamUK Monday, 18 February 2013 09:55 AM

    SL habour fundamentalist ideas now become threat to the whole world like Afghanistan.....

    Burul Monday, 18 February 2013 09:01 AM

    Why 13 ? Why not 12 or 14 ? what is your logic?

    Afker Hussain Monday, 18 February 2013 08:53 AM

    Niyas, Your comment is racist as the Bhikku Front is not responsible for the recent campaigns against the Halal. The Majority of the Monks in Sri Lanka are peaceful and good role models and we should not judge the majority due to the faults of a minority of Rotten Apples. Our focus should be to rally around this group to reduce AND ELIMINATE CRIME AND CORRUPTION IN SRI LANKA

    saif Monday, 18 February 2013 08:48 AM

    every one know who are the people around MR and what they want, even just a suggestion of ministerial reduction is enough to bring the opposition to power...

    raj Monday, 18 February 2013 08:41 AM

    13 is an unlucky number.

    Mohamed. R Monday, 18 February 2013 08:38 AM

    NIYAS WHICH WORLD ARE YOU FROM ? , Eksath Jathika Bikkhu Sangamaya HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HALAL ISSUE . i am a Muslim and i have Bikkhu friends and i really respect them. the real Buddhists in Sri Lanka will never be a problem to any religion.

    DEMORECRAZY Monday, 18 February 2013 08:01 AM


    Nandana Monday, 18 February 2013 07:56 AM

    Please Stay away from politics and enlighten people on the truth of life and bring back the culture we all knew once,

    Please, please stop insulting our great teacher

    raa one Monday, 18 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Hey guys, I think the president of our country should be a MONK. via DM Android App

    Mason Monday, 18 February 2013 07:07 AM

    It appears that the UNP has no ambition to come to power !

    sageeth Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:00 AM

    well said via DM Android App

    Niyas Monday, 18 February 2013 04:44 AM

    The statement itself proved who is behind the drama of "Halal" issue and war against muslims

    Katie Monday, 18 February 2013 04:41 AM

    Wake up DOTS!! Capital punishment introduced will reduce the crime rate drastically. Everybody loves their lives nobody likes to die so??

    mohamed asfar Monday, 18 February 2013 04:43 AM

    a very reasonable and decent request. dear president consider this as this is the wish of all sri lankans.

    STRANGE Monday, 18 February 2013 04:31 AM

    In our child -hood we have never seen a clergy speaking with pointing a finger , they were very calm and had a good Charisma ,

    dave Monday, 18 February 2013 04:30 AM

    Well Said.

    Partial Monday, 18 February 2013 03:38 AM

    Well done, well done boys. Keep it up, keep shouting in the dark.

    saif Monday, 18 February 2013 02:40 AM


    Namal Perera Sunday, 17 February 2013 05:00 PM

    Certainly yes, for the criminals, rapists, murderers, drug dealers and terrorists . What about the majority innocent civilians who wish to live in a free Country.

    aca Sunday, 17 February 2013 04:54 PM

    if venrabl Palith cannot understand the logic behind those decisions, how can he preach dhamma to others.

    ceylonese Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:00 AM

    its a good fact but impossible in this 21st century via DM Android App

    niroshana Sunday, 17 February 2013 01:43 PM

    in addition way not request 2 banned monks competing parliament election that is leading 2 corrupt our Bikku Sasanya

    Ben Hurling Sunday, 17 February 2013 01:42 PM

    Rajapassa clan cannot do anything about criminality.

    Most criminals are henchmen and cronies of the Rajapassa clan itself. They feed on each other.

    Heman Sunday, 17 February 2013 01:43 PM

    Are you fallen from the sky? tell us one single punishment MR has done!

    DOTS Sunday, 17 February 2013 01:14 PM

    Dear Bhikkus ,
    MR only can punish the criminals and he can not reduce it .
    Criminals will be readuced only upon your preaches !!!
    The increase in criminals is only due to your highness start to do politics instead of preachings !!

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