Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two persons with 7,500 non-electric detonators
-- [24 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to initiate many major irrigation projects in next few months
-- [1 hour and 7 minutes ago]
SriLankan Airlines named Best Full Service Airline in Central and South Asia again
-- [1 hour and 29 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka parliamentary committee recommends legal action against former Central Bank governor in controversial bond issue
-- [1 hour and 56 minutes ago]
EU parliament delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women's empowerment
-- [8 hours ago]
World Bank support for Sri Lanka women business and SME initiatives
-- [8 hours ago]
COPE report on controversial bond issue presented to the parliament
-- [9 hours ago]
A sub-sea power cable from India can be a solution for Sri Lanka power crisis - PUCSL
-- [9 hours ago]
Suspect in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge granted bail
Sri Lankan Muslims to protest against government over the vote on Temple Mount resolution

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.