Fri, 31 Mar 2023 Today's Paper

What Pivithuru Hetak with NGOs - Ven. Dhammananda

12 November 2014 06:19 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The president of the Buddhist Cultural Renaissance Committee, the Ven. Medagama Dhammananda Thera today criticised the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera and the Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera and charged that their organisations were backed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs).   

“Ven. Sobitha Thera and Ven. Rathana Thera have fallen prey to the NGOs today. Their organisations, the National Movement for Social Justice and Pivithuru Hetak Udesa Jathika Sabhawa are also in the same position. It is unlikely that they will set the country on the correct path,” he said. 


Addressing a special national convention organised by the Federation of National Organisations in Colombo, the thera said that it was tragic that national forces had split into so many factions today and also invited the Bodu Bala Sena to team up with the organisation.


He said incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa was a most trustworthy leader and could bring together national forces and save the country.


Meanwhile, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said the national forces should gather round President Rajapaksa to make him victorious at the upcoming presidential election so that a new Constitution could be introduced by him.


“No one believed that we could defeat terrorism a few years ago but president Rajapaksa stepped in and eliminated terrorism from the country. This shows what he is capable of. Therefore, we will be able to bring in a new Constitution through the incumbent president,” he said.


Opposition parties were backed by the westerners and following agendas drafted by those who want to annihilate the country, he alleged.


Commenting on the common candidate, expected to be fielded by the Opposition parties against the incumbent President, he said the common candidate was the fall guy, because the party leaders did not want to face the ignominy of losing. 


“The United National Party leader evidently knew that he couldn’t win the previous presidential election so he put Sarath Fonseka forward. If Mr. Wickremesinghe contested and lost, he could have lost the party leadership and also the leadership of the Opposition. Mr. Wickremesinghe is attempting to use the same strategy again to save his position in the party and the Opposition,” he said. 


The convener of the organisation, Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekara said people had to ensure that President Rajapaksa won if they wanted to save the country. (Lahiru Pothmulla)  








Pix by Eshan Fernando (ADA)

  Comments - 3

  • Freebird Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:08 AM

    Fighting each other with their clergy uniform is not good for the religion via DM Android App

    Shehan Thursday, 13 November 2014 04:16 PM

    Nothing is higher than the TRUTH

    sukirichuti Friday, 14 November 2014 10:14 AM

    Corruption is abundant in this country and the leadership has miserably failed. Also, indiscipline has reached a level beyond redemption because of the poor management of the present leadership due to no independent commissions and judiciary being interfered with. Therefore a change in administration is a must at any cost. The latest revelation in the Parliament states EPF money amounting to 63 billion invested has not received any return over the last few years. Why, because of corruption. So, we cannot allow this trend to go on and some step must be taken in the form of a change in regime.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Import of South Indian eggs: Sri Lanka walks on Indian eggshells

With the increase in egg prices the government decided to import eggs to regu

Wokeism: Is it destructive, or are you afraid of change? A response

In order to critically discuss a movement, we must first understand its etymo

Defeat in Ananthapuram Battle denoted the LTTE’s end

Many battles were fought during the long war between the Sri Lankan armed for

Wokeism: A Weapon of Mass Destruction?

When can one say they’ve had enough of being in a state of ‘wokeness’ a