Chief Lekakadikari of the Asgiri Chapter, Ven. Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Thera, said today it was most suited for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down immediately giving the opportunity to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to govern the country according to his policies.
The Thera told media that the Prime Minister should resign from his ministerial portfolios as well. “The President should be given the opportunity to govern the country according to his objectives. The blessings of the Maha Sangha will always be with the new President. The Sinhala Buddhists were disappointed over the harassment on Maha Sangha and due to the claims that this country was not a Buddhist country,” the Thera said.
The United National Party (UNP) had to face the repercussions of undermining Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage and insulting the Maha Sangha. “The repercussion of the moves had to be borne by the candidate who contested under UNP,” the Thera said. The Thera said they did not expect a general election which would violate the constitution or create public turmoil and added that everything should be done upholding unitary status of the country. (Nadeeka Daya Bandara)
Roger Rajpriya - Germany Wednesday, 20 November 2019 08:14 AM
One thing Lord Buddha taught me was to preach his philosophy and not to run a govt. from the temple.
All those who want to run govts. Should give up the robes and become politicians.
Samantha Wednesday, 20 November 2019 08:28 AM
I think theses members of maha sangha should not interfere in political affairs of the country. It is not proper thing to do. I am Buddhist more than some of their members.But they should follow what Buddha said. PM is one of the most prominent democrat in the region.Who are you?
Ganesh Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:57 AM
You are perfectly correct
Jayantha Sumanadasa Wednesday, 20 November 2019 02:24 PM
I fully agree with you
Eesha Jayaweera Wednesday, 20 November 2019 10:32 AM
these mahasanga does not know anything about buddhism they are not with the buddh abut with Devadatta. what a joke . they will burn with their robes in hell as the Buddha said but ofcource they dont accp the Buddha's word.
Anura Hettiarachchi Wednesday, 20 November 2019 11:30 AM
Let Gota be courageous to keep all religions out of his sight...
Hoodwinked Wednesday, 20 November 2019 02:56 PM
Why religious folks are instructing how country should be run? Result of running politics from temple by MR.
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