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* Buddhist monks' movement asks Sri Lankan Prime Minister to apologize to the Maha Sangha
Fri, Jan 3, 2014, 08:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 03, Colombo: A Buddhist monks-led movement in Sri Lanka, the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) has called on Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne to apologize to the Maha Sangha for insulting the monk leader of the government coalition party, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU).

The BBS has told the media that the verbal clash between the JHU and the Premier must come to an end.

The BBS following a discussion with the Prime Minister told the media that he should tender a public apology to the Sangha for making derogatory remarks about JHU Leader, Ven. Omaple Sobhitha Thero.

General Secretary of the BBS, Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero said that the Prime Minister had said he regretted making caustic remarks about Ven. Sobhitha Thero.

He said the Premier should still publically apologize to the Thero and to the sangha for making such remarks.

According to Ven. Gnanasara Thero, The Prime Minister who is a senior citizen and the Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs Minister does not have the moral right to address a monk in such a manner.

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