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* Buddhist extremists in Sri Lanka demand PM to step down from the post of Buddhist Affairs Minister
Tue, Aug 5, 2014, 08:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 05, Colombo: Extremist Buddhist monk organizations in Sri Lanka today protested against the Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne and demanded the government to oust him from the post of Minister of Buddhist Affairs.

The secretary of Ravana Balaya organization Ittekande Saddhathissa Thero said the Ministry of Buddhist Affairs which is under the Prime Minister is not performing any valuable service.

After handing over a letter to the Chief Prelates of Buddhist Chapters at Kandy, the Ravana Balaya secretary said that the Chief Prelates also had endorsed his view.

The monk demanded the aged Prime Minister to quit the position of Minister of Buddhist Affairs.

He warned the government of taking stern action unless the proposals submitted by the Ravana Balaya to build the religion are not implemented.

The organization has sought a discussion from the Prime Minister within two weeks which is to end by August 13.

Meanwhile the Chairman of National Bhikku Front which is linked to the Jathika Hela Urumaya, Rajawatte Vappa Thero also expressed similar views at a press conference held in Colombo today.

Political observers say in the country express concern that extremist Buddhist monk organizations are alarmingly becoming more militant and threatening the peace and reconciliation which may lead to another dark period if the government fails to take any measures against them.

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