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Boris Johnson’s speech: SL must pull out of C’wealth in protest


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Sri Lanka should withdraw from the Commonwealth and from the United Nations in protest over a speech made by British Premier Boris Johnson over reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka, Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said.

In one of his speeches after being elected to the office, Prime Minister Johnson thanked the Tamil community in Britain for contributing to his election victory.

“We need to get Brexit done, Thank you Tamil community. I hope there will be reconciliation in Sri Lanka and accountability for what happened in the past and long term peace in Sri Lanka,” he said

Commenting on the speech, Ven. Sobitha Thera said according to Mr. Johnson the opportunity to mediate in Sri Lankan affairs would be made once the Brexit was completed.

“He ends the speech by thanking in Tamils. We are not sure if he was elected as PM of Britain or of Sri Lanka. We need to condemn this statement and withdraw from the Commonwealth,” the Thera said. (Ajithlal Shanthaudaya and Jayantha Nanayakkara)


  Comments - 18

  • Sarath Wednesday, 18 December 2019 05:42 AM

    One should not get angry with her face and cut her nose! On the other hand it is the teaching of the Loard Buddha that hatred cannot be seized by hatred.

    Lalitha Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:45 AM

    Excellent answer to a society that has been thriving in false pride and ego

    Teacher Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:50 AM

    Looks like the laymen have to teach Buddhism to the Priests.

    Rasika abeysuriya Wednesday, 18 December 2019 02:51 PM

    This is distorted news. A speech delivered by BJ before election to get the support of Tamils. And Tamils mean Indian and Sri Lankan both. Being a priest he should say something worthy rather than giving unnecessary publicity to distorted news by tami diaspora.

    jayt Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:08 AM

    Just warning to Buddhist clergies. You have to deal with two groups in Britain. One is Britons themselves and others are Jews. It is same with every other Western countries. British have been historically committing crime alone with Portuguese. Portuguese died off, but British carried Portuguese products and until this day they do. They have been doing more openly against Sri lanka while in Africa, Asia, and middle-east, they use only secret espionage. Although espionage is their best tool putting down every country wherever they are working on a plot. With Western countries You cannot be friendly to only one group: if you friendly to Britons and not friendly to Israelis, it does not work because every western government is a part of Jewish global government. And if Sri lanka do favor to Jews, that jews talk for Sri lanka, and when Sri lanka return unfavorites to Jews, Jews tell who they are actually is.. In my experience, when I talk in favor of Jews, they talk against Rajapaksas or RW or who ever that I am against. But Jews decided to permanently promote MR family. And that is how they brought MR family back. and other persons they promote against me is RW and communists or leftist groups whom Jews are connected around the world. Jews have been very aggressive in sending messages. One such message is taking a picture of RW with "number one in front of him." This is how Jews are sending messages. in the past, a lot of time, I let go of what British did and what Jews did but neither of them never seem want to make friendship. This is I think dangerously pushing as us to a global warfare to win our rights that has been barbarically stolen through espionage and murder. Today, there are thousands of spies are stationed in Sri lanka and they have been working together with local spies to harm Sinhalese exact the way British did. It is easy to spy on Sinhala public inject poison to destroy Sinhala social or cultural pride. I think there are more than the thousand Tamil spies there, mainly focus Colombo and other cities as well. Tamil Tigers who escaped live there and Tamil Tigers who did military are well protected in the Western countries. Tigers who died in Sri lanka are the ones who fought psychically. But Military planners are living well in Western countries

    mnsmart Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:19 AM

    Declare war with UK - hahahahaha

    lakshan Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:21 AM

    The speech reflects "Tamil Community" in General, not that it limits to Sri Lankan Tamils. People who comment on others should understand the thought process 1st than relating to unnecessary matters.

    Neville Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:21 AM

    We will be nowhere without Commonwealth and United Nations. Buddhism alone cannot sustain the country.

    Sambo Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:22 AM

    Here we go again. Why don't you do your job and let the politicians make political decisions Thank You.

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:34 AM

    Ven Thero, as you says there is some truth in pulling out of the Commonwealth but that won't help the issue. Issue remains here. We need to put our house in order. We must get the Tamil community to think as Sri Lankans and get them involved. Long story. Johnson has merely thanked his supporters.

    Jude Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:48 AM

    SL should QUIT C'Wealth, UN and MOST importantly UNHRC!!! Yeah!!!

    selvam Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:50 AM

    Boris has thanked the Tamil community in UK, not in SL, so you don't need to worry about his statement. This is just similar to GR thanking the Sinhalese community after his victory

    Jude Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:50 AM

    British politicians will sell their mother to win a election!! YEAH!! These guys DON'T KNOW WHO'S their father is!!! Bastards!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:54 AM

    Stupid talk, it just shows how much this fellow will sell his religion for politics.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:54 AM

    Ven Omalpe Sobitha seems to be getting his robe in a twist. Boris Johnson has thanked the UK based Tamils for voting for the Conservative Party. So what? How does that affect Sri Lanka? Nowhere has he said that the UK will intervene to bring about reconciliation in Sri Lanka. He has only said that he hopes reconciliation will take place and that there will be peace in Sri Lanka for all Sri Lankans . what's wrong with that?

    Leo Wednesday, 18 December 2019 12:18 PM

    Thera's should teach to love all people irrespective of religion

    vithura Wednesday, 18 December 2019 12:40 PM

    Lesson: to become an expert on all subjects of governance and international relations, just become a monk in Sri Lanka! Can't beat that!!

    Sando Wednesday, 18 December 2019 12:40 PM

    The U.K harbors and nurtures the LTTE Diaspora. The U.N.P Government of yesteryear helped them. Now the scenario has changed. No worries.

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