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Mahanayake Theras urged to issue ’’Sanga Order’’ against Govt.

2 March 2023 11:07 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The National Bikkhu Front (NBF) today requested the Mahanayake Theras to issue a "Sanga Order" to force the government to hold the Local Government election, which was postponed indefinitely, at a closer date convenient to the Elections Commission.

NBF Secretary Ven. Vakamulle Uditha Thera told reporters that they paid a visit to the Mahanayake Theras today and handed over a four-point letter.
The prelate said they brought to the notice of the Mahanayake Theras about the undemocratic and dictatorial actions of the government and indefinite postponement of the LG polls and suppressing people's protests to win their democratic right.

Ven. Uditha Thera said as the first demand, they requested the Chief Prelates to convene Karaka Sangha Sabha of the three Chapters and take an immediate decision against the government’s undemocratic, suppressive actions and moves to postpone elections.

The Thera said they also requested the Mahanayake Theras to convene provincial and divisional level Nayake theras of the three chapters including other Bikkhus and hold a Sanga convention.

“We also urged the Nayaka Theras to issue a “Sanga Order” to the government to hold the indefinitely postponed LG polls at a closer date convenient to the elections commission. And reveal what action people should take against the government, if the government fails to adhere to the order of the Maha Nayake Theras, ” the Thera said.(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 8

  • Gemunu Friday, 03 March 2023 06:45 AM

    NBF must not get involved in politics.

    Bikkhu can vote and then involved in politics Friday, 03 March 2023 01:20 PM

    Why not. As Thera and citizens can vote they are in politics by virtue of that. It is the public who are failed to follow and believe the requests and requirements of the Thera.

    Man Friday, 03 March 2023 12:11 PM

    Gemunu is wrong as they got voting rights if democracy is applicable. It's a great wish.

    Shariq Friday, 03 March 2023 12:29 PM

    Buddhism and politics is a deadly mix.

    Unsuitable for people who cannot understand to demand Friday, 03 March 2023 12:57 PM

    Thera getting involved is a bad sign. What do Thera understand about democracy? They don't even have a usual schooling, so are just going along with whatever the biggest noise seems rise. Case in point is the Sobitha Thera pummeling down on the Aragalaya just because the BASL group started criticising it. Sobitha big talk about electricity prices causing another Aragalaya has again shown to be more of his empty talk.

    Perera Friday, 03 March 2023 01:15 PM

    what the is a sangha order? Who really cares or gives a damn about such orders except for ultra orthodox ones.

    murthy Friday, 03 March 2023 02:20 PM

    sanga order-LOL

    Observer Friday, 03 March 2023 05:53 PM

    What does a SANGHA ORDER against the Government mean ? Is it justiciable ?

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