The Matara District Chief Incumbents’ Union and Matara District Shasanarakshaka Bala Mandalaya issued a 'Sangha Order' against Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday (5).
This order entails boycotting any event the minister participates in and banning him from entering Buddhist places of worship in the Matara District. This follows a statement made by him recently that the Sri Lanka was not a Buddhist country.
A pledge was made to this effect in front of the historic Matara Bodhiya by the Maha Sangha including the Chief Incumbents in the Matara District.
Here it was agreed that Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera should not be allowed to enter temples, hermitages, hermitages for nuns including all places of Buddhist religious worship in the Matara District.
Chief Incumbents and the Sasanarakshaka Bala Mandalaya of the Matara District had taken a firm decision to leave the room immediately if Minister Samaraweera arrives to participate in any event while a decision was taken not to take part in any event in which he is scheduled to be present. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)
Dillan Thursday, 06 June 2019 09:36 AM
Are they good to stop people entering in to god places?
Ganesh Thursday, 06 June 2019 09:37 AM
This is the man who is a true Budhist compared to some who are communal minded quoating Lord Buddha's name for their blundered sin.
Pradeep Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:08 PM
Dushan Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:16 PM
Somebody needs to restrain this minister. He has upset the Cardinal and the Buddhist clergy. Let's hope he doesn't upset the Muslim and Hindu religious leaders next!
Dilks Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:19 PM
Perhaps Minister Samaraweera should focus on "finance" and sorting out the many issues the country is facing right now!
Harsha Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:22 PM
Since this Minister declared Buddhism is not a religion, this should not affect him. He can philosophise at home!
Sambo Thursday, 06 June 2019 01:58 PM
Are the 'sangha' pure enough to throw the first stone.
Janaki Abeyasinghe Thursday, 06 June 2019 02:25 PM
I have never heard of a Sangha order. Is this something similar to Fatwa?
Singhela Thursday, 06 June 2019 05:59 PM
Dear Dillan, Buddhism is not a religion, it is a philosophy, therefore; no God.
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