Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the student monks who allegedly assaulted university officials, Dr. N. L. A. Karunaratne, Vice Chancellor of the Sri Jayewardenepura University told Daily Mirror online
He added that less than 20 student monks were involved in the assault from the total of 105 monks at the Bhikkhu hostel and that the majority was also put into disrepute due to the acts of a few.
The officials were assaulted after the Vice Chancellor and few others went to the Bhikkhu hostel after they received complaints from residents regarding unruly behavior of student monks.
The students who assaulted the officials will be identified and strict disciplinary action will be taken against those responsible, Dr. Karunaratne said. (Daily Mirror online)
Why only students? Law should be applied to all equally.
malkanthi Monday, 25 October 2010 10:41 AM
yah, it is not surprising buddhist people convert to other religions.
Above the crowd Mr. Monday, 25 October 2010 11:10 AM
Its a stupid comment .You seem to be a non Buddhist
Above the crowd Mr. Monday, 25 October 2010 11:17 AM
Send them to whose home ?,just because they shave their head and get in to yellow robes ,they don't lose their civil rights and human rights. According to history the Buddhist monks played a major role in politics. Don't display your ignorance ,by making sense less comment. Come up with something original
malkanthi Monday, 25 October 2010 11:25 AM
If the monks counselling and advises are disregarded by the buddhist leaders of this buddhist country, what value do they hold to be called respected buddhist clergy??
gune Monday, 25 October 2010 12:15 PM
Most of them disrobe after completion of the university education at the expense of the tax payer.
Ruwanthi Monday, 25 October 2010 12:23 PM
Am right of assuming you havent been to uni is sri lanka. And you have no idea of student problems, and you assuming graduates hv no problem in this country. My understanding is even though the universities are free these are the countreis most educated people. they are the people who will give most to the coutries research and development.
Ganeshan Monday, 25 October 2010 12:32 PM
how can we call them MONK when they cant even obey to 1 st siksha of 5. when the Buddhist monks behave such a way, can think the rest of ....
nish Monday, 25 October 2010 12:55 PM
this behavior not suitable for Buddhist monk. and there are the one telling to Buddhist people to learn right parth
Ruwanthi Monday, 25 October 2010 01:14 PM
I am just wondering..is this the same university who send girls students to virgin test?
Bandara Monday, 25 October 2010 02:41 PM
Whoever involved in indisciplinary action shud b treated strictly, monk or non-monk, PA or JVP or UNP. Sri lankan law and order shud b established in U'cities. No political party shud not be given a chance to create political terrorism within SL U'cities.
bernard Monday, 25 October 2010 02:45 PM
They are not monks, just ordinary guys wearing yellow robes. What are they doing in Universities? They should study Buddhism in Pirivenas if they want to live as pious Buddhist monks. A firiend of mine who fixed a University monk's computer found he had been watching pornographic material. No need to explain any further, you be the judge.
Sinhaya Monday, 25 October 2010 03:52 PM
De-robe these disgusting people and parade them once and for all!em on the streets and banish them from the Sasana
DD Monday, 25 October 2010 10:25 AM
Why, only PA monks who supporting to MR can do politics? The monks should not involve in the politics irrespective of JVP, UNP, PA or Hela Urumaya. But this problem is not relates to politics, this is only because of a crazy professor appoint as VC in the university
Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 25 October 2010 04:51 PM
These novice monks, having seen the antics of the senior political monks of the Hela Karumaya, are just getting experienced to become politicians and make it big in life!
dpl Monday, 25 October 2010 06:07 PM
please ,it a comman in srilanka but authorites failed take action the subject to judicial service and they must face criminal charges.
Gamage Monday, 25 October 2010 07:45 PM
Typical ignorant comment, Malkanthi.... I myself converted to Buddhism because I did not agree with the hypocrisy and child molestations that occur in my previous religion.
Gamage Monday, 25 October 2010 07:47 PM
Of course they do.
polkiccha Monday, 25 October 2010 09:31 PM
enlighten me on this please........
Smart Aleck Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:12 AM
Thanks to a guy called S.W.R.D. who played politics with religion.
Ranjit De A Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:17 AM
The Mahanayakes should take action against these monks. The Dayakas of the respective temples from which these monks hail also should know
Sivakumaran Mahaling Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:38 AM
if the government stop privileges to monks many of them will disrobe. Budhi
rajakaruna Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:51 AM
All the trouble makers should be punished without mercy.Politicians should not involved in the University administration
iddasiri Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:00 AM
What you get from free education is more than sufficient. Do not ask more. There are so many crying babies without any attention.
Lalith Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:35 AM
Dr.Karunaratne is trying his best to eliminate terrors from SJP. Most innocent students are under custody of these few thugs. I am sure he has the courage to free those innocent students from these thugs. So far you have lead the university academics and students to win the war against these terrors.
Concerned Monday, 25 October 2010 09:04 AM
One way traffic!
Roshan DW Monday, 25 October 2010 08:02 AM
These monks are a law unto themselves.At last, the law of the nation is taking over.Just because they are religious they cannot act as hooligans.In fact they must set the standard & be examples to other students.
TERRENCE B. DE SILVA Monday, 25 October 2010 08:09 AM
"BUDDU HAMUDURUWENI - SADHU! SADHU!! SAADHU!!!
ajithith Monday, 25 October 2010 08:09 AM
They are a shame to Buddhism and not fit to wear yellow robes. The law should be impartial and has to carry out even for the clergy.
upul Monday, 25 October 2010 08:10 AM
Send them all home. This is a disgrace to our religion.
ind Monday, 25 October 2010 08:19 AM
JVP is destroying our relegion as well. They are try to hang in the power at least in universities. That is the main cause of all issues.
Reality Monday, 25 October 2010 08:20 AM
All JVP Buddhist monks should be removed from their monkdhood and send home. Surprisingly UNP keeps mum over these incidents.
ind Monday, 25 October 2010 08:22 AM
I think JVP should stop, at least from the UNIVERSITIES.
sltk2004 Monday, 25 October 2010 08:23 AM
Send them home ?
Niro Monday, 25 October 2010 08:37 AM
those monks should be derobed not suitable to ware the robe...is this what they are tought to do...it brings shame on buddhism too....
Oyage Podi Guru Monday, 25 October 2010 08:49 AM
Their behaviour would appear to be out of character.
knight Rider Monday, 25 October 2010 09:00 AM
this is a result of Blind & Ignorant authorities managing the free education system !
LS Monday, 25 October 2010 09:01 AM
These types of incidents are real insult to buddhism & buddhists. Student unions are trying to completely destroy university education in this country. Higher Education Minister appear to be helpless in the present situation in Universities.
Fayad Monday, 25 October 2010 07:51 AM
Good move, This should have been done form the inception. Why only in Srilanka we have problems at university's ?????? Make use the free eduction don't destroy.
Bluff Bluff Monday, 25 October 2010 09:05 AM
Disciplinary actions? Is there discipline in the first place to take action?
Riz Monday, 25 October 2010 09:22 AM
Cannot blame all the monk students. Only monk students who are with JVP is behind this.
Weejeweera Monday, 25 October 2010 09:24 AM
send them home without wating others time.
Managala Monday, 25 October 2010 09:38 AM
Pathetic They dont know what is there wearing what Lord Buddha taught them.Teacher should be respected comes after parents.How this monks preach for buddhist for human values they are disgrace to the religion need to remove them from noble shasana...
Sammy Monday, 25 October 2010 09:50 AM
Why do these people where the robe and disgrace the Sangha? They can wear plain cloths.
DHA Monday, 25 October 2010 10:09 AM
Strict is not the word to be used for these students......!!!
Neomal Monday, 25 October 2010 10:11 AM
They will join the Govt and get out of the mess.
Rajitha Monday, 25 October 2010 10:11 AM
yeah.. expel them from clergy and send home
Holman Monday, 25 October 2010 10:15 AM
Sack these good for nothing men. Disgrace to my religion.
awesome Monday, 25 October 2010 10:19 AM
i wonder if clergy from other religions act this way????
spark Monday, 25 October 2010 10:20 AM
This is not the only occasion in Sri Lanka that disrepute has been bought upon Buddhism. It is shameful fact that out of all the countries that embraced and adopted Buddhism from India (such as Japan, Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka etc..) it is only in Sri Lanka that Buddhism is used as a weapon in politics, antagonizing other religions and plain racism.
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