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The Chennai Mahabodhi Society Deputy Secretary and Eksath Jathika Bikkhu Sangamaya Chief Secretary the Ven. Thinyawala Palitha Thera and Dilani Lokuhetti have been appointed as a Directors of Lanka Hospitals Ltd., which is currently owned by the Ministry of Finance.


Finance Ministry sources said they were appointed to the 13-member Board of Directors headed by Dr. Sarath Paranavithana.


Sources said the Thera is expected to play an advisory role while being in the board of directors.


He later confirmed to Daily mirror that he had been appointed to the post from February 12, 2015.


This is the first time ever that a clergyman had been appointed to the board of directors of a state institution. (Yohan Perera)
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  • dulan Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:36 AM

    Why should monks be in such positions or any positions. we do not find Christian Priests or Muslim clergy doing these acts. Why cannot they focus on their calling .Politicians encourage this and help destroy Buddhism

    chandra Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:37 AM

    Arogya parama laba

    Prometheus Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:43 AM

    So this is "yaha-paalanaya"?

    ANTON Tuesday, 24 February 2015 09:55 AM

    THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF MONKS IN SRILANKA, PANSALEY SAADU, PARLIMENT SAADU AND HOSPITAL SAADU.

    Euclid Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:47 AM

    A general election is on the cards. There are certain government politicians that need to be weeded out. The current finance minister who has a tainted past need to be weeded out by the voters.

    maddy Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:01 AM

    My3-Ranil duo have to give this particular monk something as a gratitude for the service he had rendered during the last election.

    s kalpage Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:08 AM

    Bhikkus should not be given jobs of that nature. Party politics. Bhikkus put on robes to achieve Nirvana .This is against Vinaya rules.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:41 AM

    The threat to a religion has always been from inside and never from outside. This act shows how Buddhist politicians are manipulating the clergy while also shows the shameless attitude of being silent tacit approvers by Sinhalese Buddhists.

    up Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:49 AM

    yeah this is joke. The very reason why monks become monks is to be detached from materialities and how on earth such people be involved in "profit making ventures"? This is country is a joke in every way, even the good governance is no different.

    OMG Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:53 AM

    Previously Buddhist monks entered politics. Now Buddhist monks are appointed to the boards of corporates?I do not think Lord Buddha would approve!

    Lawry Tuesday, 24 February 2015 01:12 PM

    He could have always been an advisor from outside without tainting the religion. Well is lt rather the philosophy. Thought they cannot even touch or deal in money?

    wjaya Tuesday, 24 February 2015 04:18 PM

    SADU SADU SAAAADU

    gayan Tuesday, 24 February 2015 01:26 PM

    how the govt. appoint directors to a hospital owned by Rajapakse family???

    pissa Tuesday, 24 February 2015 01:41 PM

    So lanka hospital owned by ministry of finance not by ......thanks for the information DM


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