Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan Ministers complain to Chief Prelates on extremist Buddhist group
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 07:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 13, Colombo: A group of ministers and parliamentarians of the Sri Lankan government today met with the Chief Prelates of Malwathu and Asgiri chapters to discuss the threats and allegations levelled against the Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne by the extremist Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).

The group of ministers and MPs including Rajitha Senaratne, Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, Mervyn Silva, Salinda Dissanayake, Duminda Dissanayake and MP Thilanga Sumathipala briefed the Chief Prelates on the harm to the country and the people from the actions of the militant monk leading the organization Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero.

The group has explained the Minister Senaratne's recent spat with the militant monk and the Minister's righteousness in the issue.

The Chief Prelates have assured to take action against any monk who violates the Buddhist principles and given their approval for the government to take action against any monk who violates the law of the land.

The government has come under criticism for ignoring the BBS Secretary's actions and allowing the group to continue to threaten and intimidate religious minorities and those who support them.

Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero last week accused Minister Senaratne of having links with the Tamil terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Minister Senaratne had spoken strongly against the BBS for inciting recent religious violence against the Muslims in Aluthgama and in his electorate Beruwala.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President not to sign agreements that create losses for local entrepreneurs
-- [4 hours ago]
All corrupt politicians and officials will be punished, Sri Lanka PM assures
-- [5 hours ago]
State doctors in Sri Lanka threaten to strike demanding to resolve salary anomalies
-- [6 hours ago]
Indonesian authorities detain 85 Sri Lankan immigrants in Medan
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's processed food exports rise by 14% in 2014
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM says people voted for a change in the system and not in individual or party
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister to attend UNHRC sessions and meet with Human Rights Chief
-- [9 hours ago]
Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Sri Lanka this week
India's Krrish Group likely to recommence controversial Colombo project with new Sri Lankan government
CID interrogates former Sri Lanka Navy Spokesperson over alleged navy involvement in disappearances

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.