Chief Incumbent of Kotte Nagaviharaya Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha thera today said he is prepared to go to prison even with 100 monks in place of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.
Vowing to rally public support against what he called the ‘most ungrateful act’ in the recent Sri Lankan history Ven. Sobhitha thera said he would go to any extent to get the former Commander, who united the country, released from the prison.
We respect you for the braveness...! Go ahead ..! more will follow..!
KHKJ Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:30 AM
NPK Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:54 AM
We all with you, thanks god at least some one talk about SF
Ranjith Sunday, 03 October 2010 11:58 AM
Can understand what you are talking, considering the terror vested on opposition
ARJUNA Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:02 PM
As a tamil I salute Ven Sobhitha though I never endorsed the way SF conducted the war.
Hirantha Rodrigo Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:07 PM
Hamuduruwane......ada lankawe inne Budhu Bana ahanne nethi nayakayin......Mahanayaka thuman kiyana deyakwath ahanne nehe........Oba thumamta Budhu Saranai !!!!
bim Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:07 PM
Great At least some one there.Please this is good message for all the others.Lets wake up.There is nothing to loose.What goes around will come back.
Wasantha Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:09 PM
It is regret to say that majority of our Religious Leaders have become deaf & blind before MR despite such a inhuman and disgraceful act.Only you have the guts to come forward on behalf of SF that remind us the bravery of the religious leaders who fought against imperialism. Our history has lot of examples of Buddhist priesthood who scarified everything for the sake of the country. Hon.Thera,you had the backbone to fight against the injustice of every leader since the era of JR to date. We are grateful to our Ven. Thera.Bless you long live.
benadict Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:09 PM
Hope president is wise enough to release him without any delay before this gets worse.
waruni rajapaksha Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:13 PM
oba wahanseta matu budu bawa labenu ekantai.apa wani aya me golu wela balan innawa.me maha aparadaya siddha wune kohomada?soba dhahama kampa wela tsunami dasa dahasakin me duupata yata wenna kalin kriyatmaka wenna swamiin wahansa......
Labby Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:22 PM
It is one thing to get into the spotlight by making hardline statements, but turning them into reality is another...
Rohitha kulathilaka Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:24 PM
We were with you; OBATA PIN
DineshPerera Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:25 PM
We are with you
Sampath - Vietnam Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:32 PM
Right now only Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe and Ven Sobitha Thero are the only persons talking about General, Everyone else have now forgotten the Hero. Very sad situation,
sham Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:56 PM
You are a great monk in this time in Sri Lanka. Your name too will be remain for ever in our history for your brave act.
We all with you, Thousand of Sri Lankan working in abroad too will join with you.
Deshapriya Bandara Sunday, 03 October 2010 12:57 PM
We are always with Gen Sarath Fonseka . Dont worry Sir the time will solve all the problems . We know that you may wait till the time release you from all these problems .
Senarath Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:18 PM
You are the real patriot which country dearly needs now to save the country from polpotism. Many speaks of mistakes comited by SF. But how many wrongs done to him using state media and public funds? Dear reverant, we are behind you.
Anver Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:19 PM
I truly respect Venerable monk's courage and such determination is something our country needs very badly.
Thomas Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:23 PM
We welcome your brave decision, and fully support you. May God bless you.
Ibnu Batuta Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:25 PM
Rev. Thero, fill the leadership vacuum, millions are there to follow you.
kariyawasam Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:25 PM
Just a begining, good move...
KEJ Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:32 PM
Hamuduru waneee... Please you lead, We shall back up unconditionally .. "bohoma pin for the words"
Above the crowd Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:52 PM
I always respected you ,I now worship you as a true Buddhist and a Hero," Budhu Saranai"
wahab Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:52 PM
For a moment I thought we Sri Lankans are truly ungrateful and unpatriotic just like the dictatorial ruling family.this declaration should have come from Ven.Sobitha the night the National hero was taken to prison.At least, now will the Maha sangha bring the entire patriots of this country to the streets to protest against inhuman verdict of the rulers.
Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 03 October 2010 01:54 PM
I welcome your effort.
sudu Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:01 PM
Chief Prelates are only nominal and do not perform even religious activities for the public, For them, SF is nothing but idiotic politics
Katussa Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:02 PM
Better late than never!
SK Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:06 PM
Thank you for the words and the support! when the rest of the idiots in this country act numb to this injustice, it is indeed a blessing to read this!
As someone mentioned this is 2nd tsunami to hit the Nation. Thank you Ven.Thero for coming up, you are a real Buddhist monk. Where are others who are sympathatic towards 'animal slaughter' . Please come out against manhunt.
Heman Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:26 PM
Sadu Sadu At least one great preist stand now and rest will start and can see where MR. ill run. Good for every body who run the country
chandana Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:30 PM
My honor! My Honour!! My Hounor!!! At last U save the all the names of our religeous leaders.
mata nikang hithuna Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:36 PM
okay guys game's started..lets support him.
Dr Wickramatillake Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:37 PM
Venerable Sir, Beg you, Please save the country from disaster.
Dr Wickramatillake Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:40 PM
Venerable Sir, save the country.
I Hussein Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:43 PM
Very Brave statement Ven. Sobhitha himi. Good to see a ven. monk with gratitude and backbone emerging. lets wait and see!
I Hussein Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:44 PM
I too was wondering whats really wrong with the Buddhist clergy? Alright there is the answer now.
I Hussein Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:47 PM
Please dont stop there Ven.Sobhitha Himi. Make sure the dictatorship in whatever form is wiped out. There are tens of thouands of supports behind you. You look genuine Swamin vahanse!
I Hussein Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:52 PM
As of now 61 votes against you in this column alone so far. There will be millions behind the Ven Thera.
Lebbe Sunday, 03 October 2010 09:05 PM
What is the point you are making here?.
Nishantha Rajapakse Sunday, 03 October 2010 10:30 PM
you are a fake!
Sunil Thenabadu Monday, 04 October 2010 01:51 AM
Why only General Sarath Fonseka,s irregularities investigated.Thousands and thousands of government officials have comitted various types of irregularities and accumulated huge sums of money.This is revenge and fear in preventing him from taking part in politics
Ajayh Monday, 04 October 2010 02:29 AM
Well said Ven Thero, A true Buddhist and a true Monk. As a Christian I respect you.
Ranjan Fonseka Monday, 04 October 2010 02:38 AM
Sadu Sadu You are a great priest.We are with you.Very soon Karmaya pala devi
Vinu Monday, 04 October 2010 02:42 AM
This priest is an example to the other chief monks without a backbone. If people do not stand up now, it is a matter of time before this country ends up another Zimbabwe (
gamarala Monday, 04 October 2010 02:47 AM
Take the baton. Take the leadership. See how many follow you. Everybody in thirst of sending these stupid rulers to jail. Tripple gem bless you. We follow you
Vinu Monday, 04 October 2010 02:49 AM
At least the majority of readers of this site are not as ungrateful as you are or the R......s, who are reaping the benefits of what SF and the other armed forces have done. It is a shame that you were born as a human
Thilini Senanayake Monday, 04 October 2010 02:59 AM
Yes Of Course Hamuduruwane, It Is Most ungreatful Work.Pls release him from the prison very soon...He was very greatful person for our mother Land.
wicky Monday, 04 October 2010 03:01 AM
Be very carefull in this situation. The person who first backed SF without any fear was Ven Malwathe Mahanayake Thera. No one else. He still continues to do so and he even got the support of other Mahanayake's support as well. Now there is a news item fabricated by MR supporters to split the Sanga stating that RW has said that only Ven Sobitha came forward to support SF. It is true that Ven Sobitha Thera too was a supporter of the cause. But this is a split created by a spin doctor so that he can dilute the fight for SF by creating a rift between Mahanayakes and Ven Sobitha Thera. So do not get caught to this trick. My view is that Ven Sobitha Thera should join Ven Mahanayakes and a fight together.
Cynic Monday, 04 October 2010 03:19 AM
One man with courage makes a majority.
asanga don Monday, 04 October 2010 03:23 AM
"Oba wahanse mathu Buduwewa"
unl Monday, 04 October 2010 03:27 AM
Millions ?? next time please vote for SF
Fayad Monday, 04 October 2010 03:35 AM
if that is done it will be a great blunder.than this then it becomes king kakille 2
Roshan Monday, 04 October 2010 03:37 AM
SF is a honest man, that is the reason why LTTE could't buy him, all the previous comanders were bought by LTTE except Late Denzil Kobbekaduwa.
norman Monday, 04 October 2010 03:40 AM
Well said. God Bless for a Buddhist monk! ha.. ha..
Kamiss Monday, 04 October 2010 03:41 AM
It is encouraging to see there are still people even in the Buddhist clergy who will stand up and fight against injustice in our country when most of us become silent spectators.
Fayad Monday, 04 October 2010 03:43 AM
No one can go to prison for some one else come our with a good plan with the masses help Most Ven.Thera
nishan Monday, 04 October 2010 03:44 AM
Ven Sobhotha, you have shown that you are the only one of our brave Maha Sangha generation of our history. That can only be done by who have a back bone and Not being a Dhan gotta. We are with you.....( May be Police will find hand grenades, Some gal kattas or any other weapons from your temple in near future as they are very intelligent to do so)
arshad Monday, 04 October 2010 03:45 AM
We Salute you Ven. Thero . You have shown an example.
fayaz Monday, 04 October 2010 03:52 AM
Putting SF to jail is president’s unwise decision
Defender Monday, 04 October 2010 03:56 AM
It sad to see cheap politics in a recognized Buddhist leader. I simply can't understand as to why some media is struggling to give unwanted publicity for the rescue of an accused. Isn't this challenging to the Law of the country? Why these media couldn't do the same job when the liberator of the Eastern Province (Maj Gen Pannipitiya) was in the Jail? Hamuduruwane, what happened to your voice then? Haven't you preached, this is 'Dhitta Dhamma Wedaneeya Khamma', nobody can change it!!
Kumara Monday, 04 October 2010 03:56 AM
We are with you......... Please take first step... we will be with you..........
susantha Monday, 04 October 2010 04:04 AM
I suppose all the monks who have preached bana at the temple tree will join with you, loku hamuduruwane. May the triple gem bless you...!
willow Monday, 04 October 2010 04:05 AM
Nayake hamuduruwane, api katholica, namuth ob awahanseta dew pihitay, api oba wahanse samagai me ape veeraodara senpathiyawa beragamu obata budu saranai
Bluff Bluff Monday, 04 October 2010 04:19 AM
Awasara Ape Hamuduruwane, When the nation faced a danger, you have always come forward for its protection. We salute you because you don't depend on luxuries offered to you by the ruling parties. May the Triple Gem Bless you.
Concerned Monday, 04 October 2010 04:23 AM
I appeal to DM to forward these comments to Most Ven. Sobitha Thero, as these comments of ordinary people will definitely be a strength to the Ven Thero in his fight for justice in this country,
puranappu Monday, 04 October 2010 04:25 AM
Only crime he did was been the Presidential candidate against MR. I don't know why people are are so much ignorant to under stand this.
lankaman Monday, 04 October 2010 04:37 AM
what's wrong with a decent wish? Maybe one should be quite stupid to see the funny side of it?
Dheen Monday, 04 October 2010 04:38 AM
This is the beginning - beware!
Sue Monday, 04 October 2010 04:41 AM
We can see from all the comments made here that everyone was waiting for someone to take the lead. Thank you Ven. Thero, There are millions ready to join you if you give leadership to the struggle to free our hero Gen. SF. Please don't stop it with mere words; let's now take it to the next level.
Top Sri Lankan Monday, 04 October 2010 04:41 AM
What can I say? Most of you all have said it all. If this monk comes to the street with other monks, SF will be freed and MR will learn a lesson.
r0han Monday, 04 October 2010 04:42 AM
may venarable sobittha get all the blessing to release general fonseka the srilankan national hero who saved our country . u are all great sri lankans. living today.
punchibunda Monday, 04 October 2010 04:46 AM
Come on folks you all have to undestand that SF said he will testify to UN, so I don"t think release is next to impossible;
Tissa Gamage Monday, 04 October 2010 04:56 AM
LET THE DISCERNING AND GRATEFUL PUBLIC, CUTTING ACROSS PARTY, RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC LINES, RALLY AROUND THE COURAGEOUS MONK TO GET THE WAR HERO RELEASED THROUGH PEACEFUL MEANS. NOW THAT THE VEN. MONK HAS FILLED THE VACUUM OF LEADERSHIP, LET THE SHAMELESS OPPOSITION FOLLOW HIS FOOTSTEPS. I HOPE THE RULERS OF THE NATION FORESEE THE IMPENDING CRISIS, AND RELEASE THE WORLD ACCLAIMED WAR-HERO WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY.
sarath Monday, 04 October 2010 05:02 AM
Salute to Venerable Sobhitha Thero, at least there is a single Sinhala Monk has come forward to protect the Nation & protect Democracy from Power Hungry SAHODARA SAMAGAMA
suran Monday, 04 October 2010 05:05 AM
It is so sad to see people try to be blind to unjust and corruption.How can a treasure hunter to be compared with a our great General.Remove your party politic coloured glass.And may you see the truth .
upul Monday, 04 October 2010 05:07 AM
God bless u Ven Sobhitha thero.
U stood alone while all the others are faster sleep.
mara pora Monday, 04 October 2010 05:08 AM
please get leadership to eradicate dictatorship we are with you
Farzan Monday, 04 October 2010 05:13 AM
It is the responsibility of the all patriot to protect the victorious war hero. lets strengthen the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha thera's hand.
Defender Monday, 04 October 2010 05:22 AM
Can you pls comment on my argument? Who sent Maj Gen Pannipitiya to Jail? Was it MR or SF? What was the reason? Who came to rescue him, JVP, UNP or DNA? Why was it? He was not a marketable person to gain cheap political advantages. THAT’S THE TRUTH, PLS REMOVE YOUR RED/ GREEN GLASSES!!
Tushanta Monday, 04 October 2010 05:23 AM
Hamuduruwane!!!!!!!!! it's looks your words came from your heart with shrining thoughs!
May your noble words passes to light the people's blind thoughts in their dead-dark hearts on Gen. SF, by using your honey poring affluent sermans, all over the Sri Lanka.
citizen1 Monday, 04 October 2010 05:24 AM
FEAR...mostly, and then some jealousy also in the mix!
manura Monday, 04 October 2010 05:26 AM
He is a hero of our country even he done mistakes in his political carrier. Its not right to send him to prison like this & warried about the situation. What about the democracy of the country & can not understand where we are heading with ministers like Mervin Silva?
senarath Monday, 04 October 2010 05:27 AM
Be careful, a white colour van may come to your temple. Senarath
PGLP Monday, 04 October 2010 05:31 AM
We must give the highest respect to Reverent Sobitha thero and many more can join Sobitha thero
Handipora Monday, 04 October 2010 05:31 AM
Venerable Sir, You have been a great leader of this country. You have stood up alone in many when occasions in the past when dictatorial acts of this nature were attempted to be introduced in this country. We are indeed very happy and elated that the Reverend Sir, you hav emade such a brave statement which no one dared making upto now having only been witnessing the fun. We know the General Public in Millions will rally round you irrespective of their Religious, cultural and other affinities. May Almighty give you all the strength and courage to carry out your struggle for the sake of the country and safeguarding Democracy to prevail in the country.
Senior citizen Monday, 04 October 2010 05:33 AM
We are an ungrateful people in this country. At least we have few people with back bone to voice their opinion openly like Sobitha Thera.Further more no point of making comments on news papers, but we must put into action of our patriotic opinion.
Nivithan Monday, 04 October 2010 05:35 AM
good move by ven. sobhitha thero...as all we are srilankans we should also contribute to that. Further, SF did everything to our country; If we are not putting a single effort to take back him we are the selfless people ever.
Don Monday, 04 October 2010 05:36 AM
This monk is a politician and not following Buddist religious routine. He is just trying to attrack attention just ignore his comments.
Rehan Monday, 04 October 2010 05:43 AM
I'd say that SF asked for trouble. I'm very grateful for his service in the ARMY. Nevertheless the manner in which he conducted himself during the election was disgraceful. I'm sure he would have put all Rajapakshe's in prison and treated them far worse had he been president. In that way it serves him right. Even now he's showing his arrogance.
pwc Monday, 04 October 2010 05:58 AM
Yes, Rev, Sobitha Thero even stop this if God going to bless !!!
Booshi Monday, 04 October 2010 06:07 AM
It is a big step forward as a monk,you are a true patriot of mother Lanka.SF has done more for our motherland.We have more ignorent people than the educated.That is why our people have fallen for the MR's tactics.They are called educated fools.I stand by Mrs.Fonseka.Never tender any apology to any one.SF has a strong back bone.We are all with you ven.sobitha thero.We have to fight for justice .We live in peace today because of SF.GOD BLESS SRI LANKA.
sf Monday, 04 October 2010 06:11 AM
Vey little People come forward to Openly support SF.. But Thank you Sobhitha Thero, we are proud of your bravery..
unl Monday, 04 October 2010 06:17 AM
True. MJ Parami kulatunga was targeted By LTTE because he was not give his official residence inside the Army HQ by this very same SF. This is indeed "Diththa Dhamma Vedaniya Karma"
Sanath R Monday, 04 October 2010 06:21 AM
We respectfully hail the courageous stand the most venerable thera had taken, and do expect that it will bear fruit in the release of the General who did an immense service to the country by eliminating the terrorists.
Watchman Monday, 04 October 2010 06:24 AM
Ven. Thera please take the leadership. People will follow you. Today we don't have a strong leadership to support Gen. SF.
Roshan Monday, 04 October 2010 06:56 AM
Just because a person is arrogant you don't send him to jail. Mind you that is the quality of a good commander.
Sam Fernando Monday, 04 October 2010 06:57 AM
The Nation is fortunate to have such outspoken priests like Rev. Madoluwawe Sobhitha Thero.
S. Fiona Fernando Monday, 04 October 2010 07:01 AM
The nation is indebted to you , Ven. Madoluwawe Sobhitha Thero. I wonder what other patriotic Buddhist monks do at a moment like this.
John Monday, 04 October 2010 07:05 AM
Garu hamuduruwane, please do something to save our hero.
deekan Monday, 04 October 2010 07:08 AM
when pottu amman and karuna amman are on good times ,after making so much if brutal killings whay is SF only being treated like this ,???????????????
Rukmal Monday, 04 October 2010 07:25 AM
Ven.Sobitha Thera.Pls go ahead,we are with you.Save our hero.
UPALI Monday, 04 October 2010 07:34 AM
Yes - you are a grate hero with a strong back bone. Pl keep it up and lets others to join us. This punishment is nothing but merely a revange.
MW Monday, 04 October 2010 07:35 AM
WE ARE WITH YOU ! READY TO WHATEVER !
Ravindra fernando Monday, 04 October 2010 07:50 AM
Brave statment by a great Sobitha thero.
Jenny Monday, 04 October 2010 08:05 AM
We are with you. The people of this country need to show its leaders, political and judicial, that we are not going to blindly accept their inhuman ways. The war hero in a prison cell, what a monstrosity of a government we have!
spark Monday, 04 October 2010 08:06 AM
The Mahanayakes in this country are well taken care by the regime, so they will not join. Thannarwer is more important to them than righteousness and justice.
Premakumar Monday, 04 October 2010 08:12 AM
Totally in agreement. At least one Religious leader taking a stand is a great thing. All of us must do something on this matter
Christopher Monday, 04 October 2010 08:15 AM
Another free trip to Norway ? Sponsered by ...
Janaka Gunaratne Monday, 04 October 2010 08:28 AM
At least someone should stand against this tyranny. Where is our other religious leaders. Christians, Musims ?
karuna Monday, 04 October 2010 08:45 AM
Our NationL HERO MUST BE PROTECTED,EVERY BODY IS CURSING FOR THIS REVENGEFULL ACT.RETTRIBUTION IS THERE ACCORDING TO THE BUDDHISM.
mother lanka Monday, 04 October 2010 08:50 AM
Why are the so called Catholic's so silent ?Ring the church bells get the people to CHURCH ! Pray, keep novena's, say the ROSARY!!! you can do so much,put pressure to the president !!!
tony Monday, 04 October 2010 09:29 AM
thank god !we will pray!god guide everyone!
Above the crowd Monday, 04 October 2010 09:43 AM
Defender ,We know who you are ,Just a disgusting stupid moron.
unl Monday, 04 October 2010 09:45 AM
you can show your arrogance, if you have power. otherwise this will happend. this is call Moda arrogance.
pwc Monday, 04 October 2010 09:46 AM
Yes this is what he is entertaining !!!!
samantha Monday, 04 October 2010 10:49 AM
If SF jailed due to the corruptions, he is the biggest fish that needs to catch first..?
Nushad Perera Monday, 04 October 2010 12:01 PM
don't just say it ,,, do it if you can!
Bravo Monday, 04 October 2010 12:06 PM
where were during Ranil's peace talk time ......
Abey Monday, 04 October 2010 05:03 PM
Thank you!!! You too are a great Sri Lankan to say such a thing regardless of the religion! May god bless people like you too!
Abey Monday, 04 October 2010 05:10 PM
As a buddhist, I do salute you for your kind words. May God Bless You for being a true Sri Lankan.
Abey Monday, 04 October 2010 05:12 PM
Abey Monday, 04 October 2010 05:16 PM
Arjuna!!! Thank you my brother! I'm so glad we have great folks like you who believe in justice and good governance! God bless you!
KANDAUDARATA NILAME Saturday, 09 October 2010 01:53 PM
WELL SAID RANJAN FONI
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