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I only referred to a ‘handful of monks’: Ranjan

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State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday said there was no need for him to seek an apology from the Maha Sangha as he had not made any statement insulting the Maha Sangha and said he only spoke about a ‘handful of monks’.

“I have never made any statement insulting the Maha Sangha. What I told you was that there are only a handful of monks who shout for blood and that 90 per cent of these monks are abused by the chief monks. Therefore what I meant was that a handful of monks are being abused by the chief monks,” he said.

“I clearly said about a ‘handful of monks’, but my statement had been distorted and the ‘handful of monks’ part was omitted. I will take legal action against those who publicised my statement distorting its content,” the State Minister said.

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  • Chux Tuesday, 16 July 2019 09:53 AM

    It is really too much you should know your limits pls work for the people than talking rubbish

    Wijaya kymara Tuesday, 16 July 2019 10:12 AM

    Of course this is true look at some of Buddhist monk doing things against lord Buddha teaching.

    Dulan de Silva Tuesday, 16 July 2019 10:18 AM

    Sounds fair enough

    Pramodya Fernando Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:19 AM

    Sick minded people like you always think of what other people might be doing behind close doors. If you cannot prove, just keep quiet without fabricating rumors. You did not insult Buddhist monks, but you just showed that your small brain is filled with stinky garbage and nothing else.

    Ram Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:48 AM

    I remind Ranjan the saying "Maluwa Nahinne Kata nisalu" Be careful when you say things.

    Lalin Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:49 AM

    The country is in turmoil, and does not need state ministers wasting their time making further issues. Instead, they should be more focused on serving their country or community! E.g. TNA and Muslim ministers serve their people well!

    DillonDP Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:54 AM

    Well its a fact the level of uneducated bunch of people live in this country who can rationally differentiate what u said

    Yeti Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:57 AM

    Verbally attack Muslims and it's racism. Verbally attack Sinhalese and it's not racism. I don't get this logic.

    At least this time file a case Friday, 19 July 2019 07:00 PM

    "legal action" every politico talks of legal action - but yet we have yet to see any.


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