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Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, said today he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take to the streets, unless the Government amends the Bim Saviya Land Registration Act immediately.

The Thera expressed these views when Minister of Justice, Rauff Hakeem and representatives of the Muslim Congress called on him at the Asgiriya Temple today.

The Thera said that the Vihara, Devala and Buddhist religious places would lose the lands owned by them if this Bim Saviya Act was passed. The Thera insisted that the lands owned by these places of Buddhist religious worship should be removed from the Bim Saviya Act .

“I informed the Government about this matter. But the Government did not take a proper step in this regard. I even informed the President about this when he called on me. The Maha Sangha accused me of this issue as well, the Thera said. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
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  • dse Thursday, 17 April 2014 05:17 AM

    [quote name="saman"]Isnt Buddha asked to give up the binding for wealth.. so you are to teach us that.. ha..ha..[/quote]

    Saman! Are you a Mullah or a Kudu karaya?

    saman Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:27 AM

    Isnt Buddha asked to give up the binding for wealth.. so you are to teach us that.. ha..ha..

    manpei Thursday, 17 April 2014 01:43 AM

    What exactly is the role of prelates in Srilanka they have a hand in everything from politics to Law college entrance.

    Sim Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:55 AM

    The land is to generate income for the upkeep of the temple and sangha.

    gona Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:34 PM

    Aren't there any people in parliament to address these issues that the priests have to interfere in every sphere via DM iPad app

    Kudda Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:37 AM

    [quote name="dse"][quote name="saman"]Isnt Buddha asked to give up the binding for wealth.. so you are to teach us that.. ha..ha..[/quote]

    Saman! Are you a Mullah or a Kudu karaya?[/quote]

    Does it really matter who saman is, dse? What saman said was true, wasn't it? Anyhow, considering what is happening in the country today, not only Sangha.... entire country should come to the streets. Parliament is full with thieves, thugs, drug dealers, rapists, murderers and there is no law and order in the country. Sri Lanka is going through its worst time ever. With all these happenings, Sangha is worried only about the lands (for which they should not be attached to).

    top Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:07 AM

    Politicians dosent speak about these things. . They always think how we should earn money. . How to cut trees...How can get land.. Hw to engage drug business 4quick money. .etc.. via DM Android App


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