11 December, 2017

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Athuraliye Rathana Thero Hits Out At Ranil Says He Is A ‘Loser’

Athuraliye Rathana Thero who played an important role during the 2015 President Election today hit out at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his economic policies, while calling on President Maithripala Sirisena to use the powers given to him by the people and start taking important decisions.

Speaking at the inaugural conference of the Sri Lanka National Council, which was presided by Sirisena, Rathana Thero said, “We didn’t elect Maithripala so that some other gang can come and force down their economic policies on us,” he said.

He called on Sirisena to utilize the power he got from the Presidential Election and be the person making the decisions. “It is only President Sirisena who won; it is he who has the power. Not, Ranil Wickremesinghe nor Mahinda Rajapaksa. They have both lost, so the President is the one who should be making decisions,” he declared.

Rathana Thero said that neither the President nor the Prime Minister can dole out land from this country to foreigners as and when they please. “If they want to go forward, they can’t be making decisions to please their own whims and fancies, instead there must be a concrete national plan which they need to adhere to,” he added. He also criticized Wickremesinghe’s recent decisions to lease land to the Chinese.

He also said that people can’t live in air conditioned rooms and make decisions. “That culture must stop,” he said.

He also added that the Cabinet which meets at Temple Trees is very indecisive on certain decisions because they are hell bent on pleasing certain people. “In the afternoon they will announce one decision, and in the evening they will retract it. This must stop. It is the President who was elected; it is he who has the power. He should be the one making decisions not Ranil Wickremesinghe,” he added.

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  • 33
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    Bravo. Bravo, Bravo.

    Ranil is not a respectable politician. He sys something and do something.

    Typical colonial – boot licker mentality.

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      jim softy dimwit

      Athuraliye Rathana Thero, another public racist also said elsewhere

      Land and Police powers should be given to NP — Rathana Thera
      2017-03-01
      dailymirror.lk

      Land and Police powers should be given to the people of the Northern Province, said MP Athuraliye Rathana Thera yesterday.

      ….

      “We, too, agree on giving land and police powers to the Northern community. A national policy should be adopted before the lands are given, as the poor deserve the lands, not the politicians nor any other wealthy men who claim them,” he said.

      Jimmy the dimwit

      Do you think the Tamil Diaspora, TNA, and LTTE together have bought MP Athuraliye Rathana Thera for a good price?

      • 10
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        “A national policy should be adopted before the lands are given, as the poor deserve the lands, not the politicians nor any other wealthy men who claim them,” he said. ‘

        This statement does not make any sense. Whether a person is wealthy or poor is not material when the person is asking for his own legally owned land now occupied by the military.

        “We, too, agree on giving land and police powers to the Northern community.”
        This I agree with but the process he mentioned is laughable.

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          Yes I totally agree with you on these long term lease agreements with China that is going to put a huge burden on the future generations!!

          No lease should last more that 10 to 15 years…

          Gone are the days of the long term 99 Year lease agreement.
          They are not relavent to a fast changing global environment of the modern world…

          Do not let all Sri Lankans suffer by getting into any long term agreements.

          • 0
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            This debt can be settled,but both Ranil and Sirisena are blind to the solution.

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          Burt

          Read carefully between the lines:

          “A national policy should be adopted before the lands are given, as the poor deserve the lands,”

      • 7
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        Dumb Native Veddo:

        Do you think the Tamil Diaspora, TNA, and LTTE together have bought MP Athuraliye Rathana Thera for a good price?

        You jump and bark every where. What do you think?

        Anyway, Ranil and the gang is screwing up the country big time. He should be chased out. IF not there will be lot of things to turn back.

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          jim softy dimwit

          “Anyway, Ranil and the gang is screwing up the country big time.”

          When did the Sinhala/Buddhists stop screwing up the country dimwit? This nothing new will not stop tomorrow. Revisit to the period from 1948 to 2017.

          “He should be chased out.”

          Not just him all the members of noisy Sinhala/Buddhist minority.

        • 0
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          Not only Ranil but Mahinda and Co, the JVP and the FSP all of them are screwing up the country.

          We need fresh people and new thinking.

      • 4
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        In the sea of Sharks that is Sri Lanka politics – Ratana is a racist and corrupt shark who has got down a duty free SUV, refuses to promote a BIKKUNI order in Sri Lanka.
        Rathana has destroyed the vinaya and there should NO Buddhist monks in the corrupt parliament of morons destroying Buddhagama and what the Buddha Taught.

        However, Rathana is correct to ask MS to take over because Ranil is a US funded Economic Hit man in Sri Lanka dancing to the tunes of the Advisors of the Right Wing Millenium Challenge Corporation and the IMF that provide FAKE AID and trap developing countries in Debt and then force them to sell their assets.

        This is what is about to happen this week as the IMF crook Christine Legard Blackgard visits Sri Lanka to force sale of national assets.
        Rathana should organize a big protest against IMF, MCC and Ranil’s Economic Hit men and ask IMF to trace and return the funds looted from Sri Lanka.

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          Kalupahana

          You seem familiar with lot of things which you should impart to us.

          Can you tell us as to why this government is fundamentally different from the previous governments, in economic policies, goals,trade policies, national debt management, …. industrial policies, …. ?

    • 13
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      How dare he say like this – Rathana Thero is not an expereicned politician.

      Now he has been facing a difficult time . Even his party seems to be not supporting this particular thero.

      • 11
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        “How dare he say like this – Rathana Thero is not an expereicned politician”
        EXACTLY, he is a ‘Rougue in Robes’, (a dishonest or unprincipled man).
        Monks cannot be politicians or any other. Their ultimate achievement should be ‘NIBBANA’ according to ‘Buddha Damma’.

        • 9
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          anonymous

          Does he drive an expensive vehicle?

      • 8
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        I dont think that the kind of PSEUDO monks can ever become to be called as ones similar to late most respectable Rev. Sobitha thero. He left us in a time his impartial thoughts and initiatives are in demand.

    • 10
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      he is a sinhala. what else can you expect from him?

    • 8
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      Hahaha… you guys are hilarious… But you all (majority) voted for the UNP/Ranil…

      According to this story and reading between the lines, what this Thero is really sayingis that now he has the taste of power, he wants more!!! Like decisions should be made from unairconditioned temples that have only the very basic facilities (as ‘Places of Worship’ should be) and that the President should take his inspiration from this Thero and not listen to civilization/modernization…

      Ranil might be whatever but wtf… don’t we all have our private lives?? He is the only man with a vision and the knowledge and strength to take Sri Lanka forward… Unless, ofcourse, you all prefer living in the stone age era as the Thero suggests or maybe better still, go for the ‘white van culture’ again…

      Suggest you all smoke a nice joint and chill……

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        The problem is that he is not a thero. But a common thug with a very loud mouth in robes. He sings for the highest bidder or wasi paththata hoyya. This time he has decided to take aim at the PM an easy target. His rackets have earned him a lot of money. The problem with the Buddha Sasana is that it has no control over their monks.
        What the PM has accomplished will slowly begin to bear fruit while his detractors keep on braying at his feet to no avail.

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      Athuraliye Rathana Thero

      //Rathana Thero said, “We didn’t elect Maithripala so that some other gang can come and force down their economic policies on us,”//

      You are onto something here.

      Sri Lanka has been blessed with too many Idiots since Independence, and has been a disaster since then..

      However, there a few gems with common sense, despite the national average IQ being 79. You know many of them. The are in Parliament.

      Dear Rathana Thero, I may add , We didn’t elect Maithripala so that some other gang, including the ganf of Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies, can come and force down stealing and killing policies on us, and be freed from all criminal and stealing activities from the past.

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        Amarasiri – “Sri Lanka has been blessed with too many Idiots since Independence, and has been a disaster since then”

        Ratana one of those idiots.

    • 4
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      Mahinda Is the most respectable since he has let all the thugs to loot the nation. Whatever he gave a lead ended up in all chaos, except terror elemination issue – latter was a collective task, Anyways, he managed to loot the nation to all ends by end of 2014.

      Even today, MR has been becoming even more respectable among all thugs inclu. 5.8 voter eligible folks, alone the manner he reacted to gazette issuance last week, revealed a lot. about his MATUARITY.

      Jim softy should be well aware of the fact, how you managed his toilet pits since the most respectable MR has been defeated by a majority of this nation.

      • 0
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        alone him to have won the hearts and minds of all culprits of this country should be commendable. HA HA ::

    • 4
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      Athuraliyee ratana is working diehard to protect his seat in the parliament.

      For the moment, polically mad monk sees nobody right according to him. Even Champika or that political teenager Gonthadipila are far from his association.

  • 23
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    While I have never agreed with this monk, there is always a first time. I do agree with him, Ranil W is a loser who has lost too many elections and yet still leader of a party!

  • 22
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    Ranil is not the only looser . The country looses never to recover. We are still paying the prize for the stupidity and power hunger of JRJ. After Ranil there won’t be a country.

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      vas

      People have been the losers for the past 69 years.

      • 2
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        The state of SL political affairs has come to a point of no return. Not going to stop at 69 years, another 69 years will see poor Sinhala peasant paying a high price for being born in SL. The time of making promises like 5kg rice etc. in the election platforms has long gone now. What makes the voter gets excited is kind of picking which politician can screw the minority best. Both politician and the voter are mutually responsible for the plight that the country is in. Mahinda’s popularity is a clear manifestation of this, the ordinary people do not care how much he robs or many he kills. What matters is how quick one transforms NE into a Sinhala Buddhist land both by ownership and population. This is what likely to expect from reelected Mahinda Gov, and MS or RW don’t have the guts to deal with MR past crimes for the fear of the govt being toppled. .

      • 0
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        Vedda, had people been ‘winners’ before last 69 years? Or pre 1948? If you meant to be “vellalas” – including sinhala version of them – as people, then, ‘yes’ is the answer.

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          max

          As I am too tired today go away and please come back another day. My Elders have insisted I spent one whole day with them learning and doing things that is considered high culture among my people.

          For example how to study and appreciate rock art, how to marinate vegetables with honey, …… honey tasting, …..

  • 5
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    The fact remains that Ranil, since intruduction to politics by his uncle and making him a Minister of Education, never ever showed Leadership and was and is a loser up to now. The irony is that this Priest turned a politician took such a long time to learn and realize that. In that context Rev. Ratana is a more loser than even Ranil. His announcement that Northern Community must be given land and police powers indicates his ignorance of Governance of a country Why that is not made applicable to the rest of the Regions of the country? Perhaps , what Native Vedda suggested could be the reason i.e ” ….. bought Athraliye Rathanasara for a good price”. Recently he sold his car permit too and could be looking for more to retire and seek NIRVANA.

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      Douglas

      “Perhaps , what Native Vedda suggested could be the reason i.e ” ….. bought Athraliye Rathanasara for a good price”.”

      Please don’t take me seriously. I say things to provoke a good discussion though I have been disappointed most of the time.

      However we need to remain constant pain on politician’s and their crony’s back.

  • 5
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    GoRa & MaRa says China gave a big help to win the war.
    Now Rathna Thero is against giving land to China. He wants MS to make decisions. MS was with MaRa when MaRa gave the Ports and the lands to China. The war was about lands among the citizens.Now Ratna says give Land and Police power to citizens.
    What is the strageic game played behind by all these patriots ?

  • 4
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    ratanaya, cheewara dhariya, learn some Dhamma

    • 0
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      J, me think that anybody donning the safron robe should be emasculated before donning the yellow riobe.

  • 3
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    Words of wisdom. Its high time we realize that its very rare we get a leader like the President Sirisena and make use of that opportunity instead of allowing people like Ranil to waste it.

  • 8
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    No intelligent man will think he is the cleverest. Any one who knows some subject will not think he knows everything about that subject.

    Ranil thinks he is the cleverest and knows everything about any subject.

    The country and the UNP has paid a huge price for this mans ego and his dishonourable career

  • 2
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    I am totally against monks in politics but Athuraliye Rathana was talking sense recently. Quite surprising, but in a positive way. So if the once extremely one sided JHU member can evolve to this, I guess there is some hope after all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lA50WxL2Mg

  • 7
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    Remember Maitri won on UNP policies and votes and therefore UNP policies should be implemented. Globalization has made the world one entity. Swim with the tide or drown. Even if the entire country is sold to foreigners if it is for long term benefit of the people the objective is noble. Ven. Rathana should better think about how terminate the journey in samsara of Buddhists.

  • 8
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    Ranil is spineless, and Sirisena has allowed the powers of a Presidency to go to his head. Rajapaksa’s are corrupt, dangerous, and only looked after themselves. They are all useless.

    What other choice?

  • 5
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    But, he secretly met him to beg not to remove him from the NL slot when the Sihala Urumaya takes disciplinary action. Bloody hypocrite he wants to enjoy the privileges being a Govt. MP and show the people that he is an honest politician by criticising the Govt. He should get back to the temple and get actively involved in Dhamma activities and accumulate merits and NOT wealth!!!

  • 5
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    YakaPalanaya govt is also trying to achool children undisciplined by removing wearing the school uniform.

    there are going to make it americanize.

    No one asked the govt to provide school uniforms. IT is the govt took over providing cloths to every one.

    • 3
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      It is Sinhala government. As you said earlier “Typical colonial – boot licker mentality.” What can we do?

  • 3
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    All this is “Borutalk”. He is a UNP national list MP.

    Two years ago they all got together and worked with overseas agents to destry our country.

    The result is Sri Lanka is now politically, economically and socially de-establised country. Our country do not have a CEO now who makes strong decisions for the benefit of the country. This trend will destry the prosperity and development of Sri Lanka in the long run.

    This monk also contributed heavily to do that process.

  • 1
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    This priest has a vision for this country . He is well educated and articulate . Recently , he proposed that the people of the North be given the right to have their own policy with regard to land ownership and distribution , and also law enforcement . It is time right thinking people come forward to rescue the ordinary citizens of this country from the total mess we are in today , brought about unscrupulous politicians of all hues .

  • 5
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    Don’t take RATHANA seriously. He is a two headed animal. Never trust him.

  • 8
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    Ranil has always been a looser…he won this time not for his capabilities but, for the want of a change of government. Look at the people he puts as chairman to important place …example …Srilankan air all of them whom he appoints are absolutely useless and knows only to run the company to the grounds. Ranil is the worst prime minister the country has ever had. Arrogant and thinks he knows it all. Useless coger. Poor srilanka

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    Ungrateful thero.. Isn’t he?..

    Specially after getting the gig on the UNP Free list. sorry Charity List’ for loser/ suckers.

    But then he didn’t call him a Poofter , which could have been devastating for Millions of his Elite , Anglican , Vellala and wahabi followers.

    Did Thero sell his Car Permit like UNP pin Up boy whose mom is the Colombo Poodle Club President…

    Don’t hold me to it.. I get my briefing form my Elders.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “We should build a country, which opens schools and closes prisons.” – Maithripala Sirisena.

      dailymirror.lk
      01-03-2017

      What is his hidden agenda? Is he planning to free all the crooks out of prison and into the community? Probably he must be taking proactive preemptive measures to stop Clan’s being imprisoned.

      No prisons, No Prisoners.

      Brilliant idea. Did you advise him?

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        Dear Native,

        About time you exorcise that “Clan demos” out of your head,,

        Check with the LTTE reverend to find a good priest

        Otherwise I can give you a name of a good Kattadiya in Colombo.

        He will do it even in English for you.

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Otherwise I can give you a name of a good Kattadiya in Colombo.”

          You are being very generous to me. Thanks.

          However you have taken another crab walk.

          “We should build a country, which opens schools and closes prisons.” – Maithripala Sirisena.
          dailymirror.lk 01-03-2017

          What is his hidden agenda? Is he planning to free all the crooks out of prison and into the community?

          Probably he must be taking proactive preemptive measures to stop Clan’s being imprisoned.

          No prisons, No Prisoners.

          Brilliant idea. Did you advise him?

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            great comment, Dr. NATIVE VEDDA. I REALLY LIKE YOUR COMMENTS.

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      You are so hung up on the caste system , you should be from the worst possible Sinhala caste system. May be a Karava. Sumarasekara sounds like a boat’s name.

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    How could one say Ranil is a looser’ three times Prime Minister’. Prince Siddhartha went to extremes and having failed selected the middle path and succeeded and it took 6 years. There is only one way that problems of Sinhala Buddhists could be solved permanently and Ven Rathana Thero can do it. That is to spread dhamma as preached by Lord Buddha and make all of us attain nibbana. Lord Buddha advised monks ‘ For two monks not to take the same path and go from village to village and take the message of damma’. [ MAHANENI DEDENAKU EKA MAGA NOYANNA GAM DHANAU SISARA GOS DHARMAYA DESHANA KARANNA’]. If we could do so to the very letter of dhamma all of us will attain nibbana. All our problems including the Ethnic and SAITAM will be solved as there won’t be any Sinhala Buddhist left in sri lanka to fight among themselves. Our problem is although we call ourselves Buddhists we dot practice what we preach.

  • 3
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    Take off your yellow robes first if you wants to be a politician don’t mix up before giving advise

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      Kugan

      “Take off your yellow robes first if you wants to be a politician don’t mix up before giving advise”

      Exhibiting Nirvana in public places is obscene. Please don’t encourage the monks.

      They usually make use of every opportunity.

  • 2
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    Maithree won because of the UNP. All these SLFP minsters lost their seats. So, Maithree has to give into UNP demands. Simple!
    Ratana thero on the other hand is big traitor. He is the one who arm twisted the President to ban glyphosate adversely affecting our tea industry and agriculture. Soon we will be importing rice from Bangladesh contaminated with arsenic.

  • 1
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    Ven. Ratana has already reduced his standing by becoming a politician who is only vocal. He seems not to realize that a President, however executive he can be, cannot run a government without a Parliament in his favour. In that context Premier Ranil holds the buttons. Prior to the 19th amendment MY3 could have done another CBK in dissolving the Parliament etc. But now, the only way is a break up in the UNP. Is that possible? I do not know the insider information to that extent to give a reaonably correct answer and I assume it is united and portrays RW as its leader. In that context Ven. Ratana’s statement “It is the President who was elected; it is he who has the power. He should be the one making decisions not Ranil Wickremesinghe” is just noise.

    But I must agree with Ven. Ratana if his statement “In the afternoon they will announce one decision, and in the evening they will retract it. This must stop.” is true thus displaying that no well considered and mature decisions are not made.

    • 0
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      Common Sense.

      President Maithripala sirisena is weak. Rajapakse was at least a dictator and PM was only signing to Kudu-containers.

      Ranil does not have a mandate as he is part of a mixed govt. President is not the same. President should take decisions and he should not allow Ranil to decide it because, he has over and over proved that he is working for his own ends.

      Ranil is corrupt and he promotes corruption in every way. He kppes MPs happy. Some how his intention is to become the president and he doe snot mind if it destroys Sri lanka.

      Sinhala people have taken enough. Now, that should be stopped.

      • 1
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        What do you mean Sinhala people have taken enough. Ranil and Rajapakse are Sinhalese. You can easily distinguish between a regime and Sinhalese but can’t distinguish between LTTE regime and Tamils. Ignorance is not going to help you to reach Nirvana.

  • 0
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    Rathana Thero

    ” …. people can’t live in air conditioned rooms and make decisions. “That culture must stop ….”

    I agree with you but just as a point of interest, do you by any chance enjoy the air conditioning in a luxury 4×4, imported duty free?

    One other thing. Why don’t you leave the robes & then continue your patriotic quest to reform SL? I don’t think Buddhism & ‘patriotism’ mix well because, correct me if I am wrong, in Buddhism, everybody is equal & is expected to be treated with ‘metta, Karuna & muditha’ to mend even evil ways & the primary objective of a Buddhist monk is to provide spiritual guidance, preferably, at a temple. Insulting language & any close attachment (whether it can be separated from ‘patriotism’ or not) is unbecoming of a Buddhist monk

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    Buddhist clergy by engaging in politics have let down the Buddhists. Buddhists by using monks to gain political power have spoiled them. It is advisable for clergy to be devoid of politics. Majority of Buddhists are against Buddhist clergy engaging in politics but there is nobody to bell the cat. The rot that SWRD started is continuing . Clergy is going for things material. They start with a Bo tree a small Awasa then a Makara thorana and a huge boundary wall a small car and end up with a Mercedes. Most of the Nayaka Theros and political theros use A/C Benz cars and i have observed that when some Buddhist clergy come for Bana preaching their drivers are expected to start the car 15 minutes before Bana ends so that the car will be nice and cool for the occupant.

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    Ranil can never become the Head of this country through the ballot. He will very soon learn a very bitter lesson than the one meted to him by CBK in 2004!

  • 0
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    He has no place in politics but stick to a temple.

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