24 August, 2019

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Ranjan Says His Comments Were Distorted – Gnanasara Implies Child Sex Abuse In Temples Must Be Overlooked

Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday lodged a complaint with the Mirihana Police against racist music producer Iraj Weeraratne claiming comments he made regarding crimes committed by a group of ‘robed individuals’ have been distorted by Iraj to make it sound as if Ranjan is defaming the entire Buddha Saasana and all Buddhist monks.

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Ranjan’s comments last week incurred the wrath of some Buddhist monks and the Joint Opposition but his comments hardly come as a surprise when repeated reports have been published and aired by local media on arrests of Buddhist monks who have been found guilty of committing grave child sex abuse. Among arrested monks are those who have been found guilty of sexually abusing young boys and monks as well as young girls – in some cases the underage victims had been impregnated.

Ranjan’s complaint to the Police comes after his meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday, during which Ramanayake said he was strictly advised by the PM to refrain from stating the word ‘sagharathnaya’ when levelling such grave accusations.

He however claimed he stands by his statement and went on to further state he was told by former Chairman of National AIDS Control Programme – Dr. Nimal Edirisinghe that during his tenure, seven out of nine child monks who were subjected to grave sexual abuse were HIV positive.

Galagoda Atte Gnanasara however chooses to remain in complete denial of these crimes and even went so far as to condone such crimes earlier this week when he said Ranjan has no right to question what goes on behind closed doors of monasteries.

“What right does he have to go probe about what happens in sangha waasas?” he questioned and went on to warn the PM to make sure that he keeps his ‘dogs’ tied up.

Last week, partaking in an interview with a controversial Sri Lankan Youtuber, Ranjan levelled grave accusations including sexual abuse of children, against a certain segment of Buddhist monks, whom he described as ‘robed individuals’. He went on to state these robed individuals have not only abused children but also consume alcohol and smoke marjijuana right in the comfort of their monasteries. He added that it’s such abused child monks who go on to ‘call for blood’ while being clad in saffron robes and repeat the cycle of abuse.

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    This man is one of the meanest MPs ever elected to Parliament.
    He hasn’t done an iota of service to the Ministry he is in. This man is an utter waste of public money.
    There should be new laws to protect Sambuddha Sasana from being maliciously attacked by non-Buddhists.
    Sinhalese Buddhists in Gampaha District should make sure to never send Ranjan back to Parliament.
    Ranil has no backbone to take action against the rilawa.
    In fact, not a single Sinhalese political leader has done anything to protect Buddhism and Maha Sangha from vicious smear campaigns orchestrated by non-Buddhists.
    A man who kept quiet about the prior knowledge of Muslim terrorist attack and let people in his own religion die from bombs, has no right to criticize other people’s religions and followers.
    Ranjan’s hatred against Maha Sangha and Buddhism is obvious.
    The fault is the with the people who elected him.
    The next Parliament should be free from Buddhist-haters.

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      Champa
      Surprising that as a devout Sinhalese Buddhist you are not aware of what has been going on in temples for ages. Don’t blame Ranjan for exposing this sad state of affairs. He is trying to protect the innocent victims. To keep you happy and satisfied the next Parliament should consist only of the Maha Sangha. What do you think ??

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        Hi champa, maybe u should give your children and all your nephews and neices to the Buddhist monks.

        Idiot. Child abuse has no religion. There is no acceptable excuse. Be it Muslim, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu.

        I agree that criticism of religious practices should be made by either educated people (religious education, not any Tom, Dick & Harry) and religious leaders. This also if from Buddhist monks not to critise other religions.

        But everyone has a bloody moral compass to expose child abusers. Since u support Siri so much petition the child abusers for death penalty.

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          Stangstar SL
          I guess you are asking me to do that through your experience of selling your children, nephews and nieces.
          This bloody moral compass you are talking about, why is it only applies to Buddhism? Why didn’t he apply it to other religions, the film industry and politicians?
          Ranjan didn’t expose anything. He only talked about random cases where some men in saffron robes were were punished according to the law and expelled from the monkhood.
          Anyways, not a single Buddhist is perturbed by his utterances. However, there should be laws to punish people like Ranjan who deliberately try to tarnish Buddhism and Maha Sangha.
          This matter should also strengthen the determination of Sinhalese Buddhists to not to vote any UNP MPs ever again.

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            Champa the depravity of your thinking is sadly, ever so obvious!

            Where has Ranjan R insulted buddhism? As to why he is targeting his moral compass only on some buddhist monks is because of their direct involvement in politics while demanding that the Law does not apply to them. No other religious leaders arr seen in political agitation to this degree.

            As to your blanket assertion that the UNP is anti sinhalese and anti buddhist, it only exposes the depravity of your reasoning.

            There are many old farts and faggots within the UNP who deserve to be shown the door but Ranjan isnt one of them.

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              Justice and Fairplay
              You know nothing about Buddhism.
              Buddhism and Maha Sangha are directly connected to rulers.
              Lord Buddha has recommended “Ten Rules for Good Governance” to be followed by Kings which is called “Dasavidha Raja Dhamma.”
              Lord Buddha visited Lanka to settle disputes between Yakkha rulers who were descendants of Rawana and Nagas, who were descendants of Vibhishana, which is a direct involvement of politics in ancient Lanka.

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                Champa

                I hve attended a buddhist school and been taught buddhism in it by some great buddhist monks. None of them taught buddhism the way you explain it.

                You are just a rabble rousing humbug so stop demeaning this great philosophy through your own limitless ignorance.

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        “Ranjan’s hatred against Maha Sangha and Buddhism is obvious.”

        Some Maha Sangha’s love of little boys is also obvious. ……… except to the blind.

        In a just society not hoodwinked by religious claptrap, people should go with Ranjan’s hatred and stop the Maha Sangha’s love of little children ………..

        In this rare instant, hatred should overcome love.

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          nimal fernando
          There is no such thing.
          UNP is hell bent on tarnishing the image of Maha Sangha in order to break the unprecedented bond between Buddhist laymen and temples.
          People like Ranjan and Mangala have built-in hatred against Sinhalese Buddhists which comes out from time to time.
          This is the last UNP government in Sri Lanka.
          There will never be any UNP governments as long as the sun and the moon exist in this world.

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            Champa,

            Buddhism has nothing to do with it.

            It’s young children and them being in harm’s way.

            I have met a person in NY who was sexually abused by a Buddhist priest in the Diyatalawa temple. He wasn’t a novice but a little boy who used to visit the temple. He is a very strong person but still affected by that early experience.

            Sex is a natural thing for humans. That’s how we are programmed by nature to propagate our species.

            Sex-denied life of a man or a woman – a priest, Buddhist or Christian or any other religion – is the most unnatural thing.

            How many priests – or other forced sex-abstinence people – masturbate to overcome their sex-starvation?

            If one is realistic …….. it’s over 99%. How many Buddhist priests fall into that category? Be realistic!

            To put young vulnerable children in their path is the most uncaring thing adults could do.

            If you don’t understand that, you’re either monumentally stupid, ignorant or born just yesterday. Or all three.

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              nimal fernando
              You comment comes under the category of some people who think everything in life is just about sex. I don’t come under your category. Therefore, no reply is necessary.

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              nimal fernando

              “Sex-denied life of a man or a woman – a priest, Buddhist or Christian or any other religion – is the most unnatural thing.”

              Do you belong to the Hippy Summer of Love generation?
              “Make Love Not War”
              “F**k for Peace”.

              I think you are right.
              More sex less war.

              If we could persuade/arrange Champass to make love to the saffron clad thug Gnanasara, we might see his level of violence reduced drastically in real time.

              How to bell the cat to test this happy hippy theory on Gota the national hangman? How about grandma Teresa helping Gota to use the same technique to relieve him of bottled up frustration and anger?

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            Champass

            “This is the last UNP government in Sri Lanka.”

            When did you replace Rajapaksa’s court clown astrologer Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena?

            I wish you well in your new profession.

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        ” Ranil is a “pussy” ”

        Mrs. Gandhi gave her life to clean the Golden Temple. The accusations there were also similar to Buddhist temples’ ones. Money racketeering, prostitution, women slavery, sucking the weak, promotion of violence and thuggery……..all kind of anti-social, perversions.
        Ranjan comes from the movie circle so he has no hesitation of talking the Bald Heads sexual Lalavinodhams. He doesn’t need special courage for that.
        Ranil may be pussy. But still he is more of a Nariya. He is the biggest cheater in Lankawe and destructive person. He is the Senanayaka Samudra from where water fed for all corruption and racketeering. Impunity is his label.

        His new trick is bending West, Multiple Muslim Congresses, Upcountry Trade union parties and TNA to defeat Vaalaiththodam and wants to become the EP. When 19A was employed to solidify his PM position, he thought EP would be no longer any worthwhile job to pursue. But, recently he changed his mind after visiting to Old Brother Prince, who is hanging around in Singapore’s luxury Hotels. Ranil’s latest concern is if a UNPyer wins the election, he will lose the Chairmanship of UNP. Further, the New EP can remove him from PM position, too. So he wants to stand for the election. If he loses, one headache is gone. Then he would form a national government with the winner, until August 2020. If he wins, he would renew his relationship West and another round of Nariya game for another five years. This is why he wants to have has Ranjan’s mouth shut i.e don’t disturb my dream!

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        Steve
        Ranjan didn’t expose anything.
        Besides, a man doesn’t become a Buddhist monk by wearing a robe.
        There are many who wear saffron robes, but do not follow Buddhism.
        A true follower of Lord Buddha never engage in crimes. If there are any in temples who are accused of crimes, they are only men in robes, not Buddhist monks.
        The problem with Maha Sangha in Sri Lanka is they don’t want to impose any sanctions or expulsions on these men in robes, who engage in various unethical activities that are commonly done by politicians and some other people.
        What innocent victims he is protecting?
        Before talking about other people, he should have a deep look at his own profession. How many film directors, producers and actors rape innocent young girls promising acting careers or seek sexual favours promising fame or threatening to ruin their careers? What has Ranjan done to protect those innocent victims?
        Then his other profession, politics, how many politicians are accused of rape, corruption, bribing and various other criminal activities? What has he done for the victims of such incidents?

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        ….. and the parliamentarians descend on the temples!

        Brilliant idea Steve!!

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      Stop deflecting attention from the issue Champa…nice try

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      Champa

      It is a known fact that sexual abuse of minors have been going on for ages, not only in Buddhist temples but in Churches as well (maybe you haven’t heard of jokes about alter boys in churches) but it has been ‘politically incorrect’ to talk openly about it. Even the Pope (unlike the maha sanga) has now acknowledged this fact & the Catholic Church, as well as, the Anglican church in UK, have cooperated with the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice, even decades after the incidents have occurred. I personally know a lady doctor in UK who was abused by a monk at the London vihara as a child but had to wait for more than 20 years until her own father died to make a complaint because he did not want to accept the truth. Her courage to come out with the truth made others come forward as well & the British police was able to successfully prosecute this monk who was deported after serving a 8 year prison sentence & I believe he is now living in a temple in Gampaha area. Of course there were many SL Buddhist like you who believed it was a conspiracy to tarnish the image of Buddhism but there are Tibetan & other foreign monks, as well as, converts from other religions in monasteries in UK who behave as true Buddhist monks, an example to many SL Buddhist monks & thugs in robes like Gnanasara who are a disgrace to Buddhism.

      So why don’t you stop living in denial & get a life instead of trying to ‘save’ Buddhism in your misguided sense of loyalty? In your mixed up mind, you combine Buddhism, politics & the sinhala race, which makes you a gullible pawn for self serving politicians.

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        Raj-UK
        There are, I think about 15,000 Buddhist monks. You are only talking about one out of 15,000.
        As I said in my reply to Steve, if they have done any crimes, they have been punished according to the law. There is no reason to pick one or two and make a it a point to disgrace the entire Sangha community.
        About your last para: My mind is as clear as a crystal and I am my own master. I am not under obligation to any politicians. I never was and never will.
        Why doesn’t Ranjan talk about sexual abuses in his own religion?
        Pope Francis himself says that there are high profile, horrific misconducts by top leaders of Churches.
        Sexual abuse cases in Churches have become an epidemic so much so the Pope had to even introduce a new law this year, by way of a “motu prorio” covering children, nuns, seminarians and people with mental disabilities, all of whom have been sexually abused by Church leaders.
        How about that? Why doesn’t Ranjan talk about his own religion?
        At least we are proud to say, our Sambuddha Sasana is not there yet.
        I mean, unlike the Church, our Maha Sangha have been followers of Lord Buddha since 3rd Century BCE, but we never had to issue anything similar to “motu prorio” like the Pope had to do to stop sexual abuses by Church leaders.
        Rajan is not talking about any issues. He only wants to disgrace Buddhism and make laymen abandon temples which is a futile attempt.

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        The Sinhala culture of feeding on their children and women.

        This is not new. The Sinhalese did feed their women, children and men too to the whites, especialy British. This is on of the reason for Britsh to have very soft corner in their heart for Sinhalese.

        Then Sinhalese started sening their most vulnerable women to Arabs.

        Child sex is part of these so called tourist spots in the South.

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          KA
          There is no such Sinhala culture.
          British has no love for Sinhalese as they have massacred entire villages, raped women and robbed locals’ wealth.
          Women go to middle east due to poverty. It is the Arabs who forced themselves on these women by abusing their trust and misusing their vulnerability.
          Child sex is not a part of tourist spots in the South. There were incidents of pedophiles using money to attract the poor.
          How about Muslims who sell their underage daughters even at the age of 10, to seniors for money which is a part of their culture.

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          KA,
          Are you talking about the so-called ‘Kandyan Hospitality’?

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        Champa why are you getting whacked so mercilessly?
        Just look at the scores!

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      Champa, Ha..ha..ha

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      Samma Vaacha is the first of aarya Ashtangita maarga .If sangha do not observe this they are just robed culprits,
      Not Sangha!!!!!!!

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        Ajith E
        Samma Vaacha, Right Speech is not the first of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but the third.
        The Noble Eight-fold Path was taught by Lord Buddha as a way to become an Arhat. Before achieving Nirvana, a Buddhist monk should become an Arhat first.
        Our Maha Sangha has not reached to the Arhatship as yet, as they have to fight to protect Buddhism and the country before thinking about personal achievements.

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      Champa:
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      “A man who kept quiet about the prior knowledge of Muslim terrorist attack and let people in his own religion die from bombs, has no right to criticize other people’s religions and followers”
      .
      He didn’t criticize a religion, and a wrong-doer being criticized for wrong doing can’t be avoided or considered an attack against his/her faith.

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        Isarath
        Ranjan has no right to criticize other people’s religions.
        Why do everybody criticize Buddhism? Why not Islam, Christianity or Hinduism?
        Only Buddhism is targetted by non-Buddhists due to their built-in hatred against Buddhists of their devotion to Buddhism.

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      Champass

      “This man is one of the meanest MPs ever elected to Parliament.”

      Who are the other least meanest MPs?

      “There should be new laws to protect Sambuddha Sasana from being maliciously attacked by non-Buddhists.”

      It seems Chapter II of the constitution is ineffective therefore it has to be removed.
      One alternative is still available, why don’t we hand over the governance of the island to the Assgiria, establish a religious police under saffron clad Gnanasara, appoint Wimal Sangili Karuppan as Gnanasara’s b***s carrier, ….. Gota as the National Alugosuwa, …..

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        Hindian Vedda
        Maha Sangha has already shown their power.
        Asgiriya Chapter has summoned the rilawa to Kandy and ordered him to apologize. And he has done as ordered.

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          Champa,

          The Maha Sangha used to travel to Burma (Myanmar) in the old days for Higher Ordination.
          I always wondered why.
          Now the reason is obvious –

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      That is to the eyes of BP Rajapakshe and his supporters, but as for me, Ranjan Ramanayaka is a great srilanken who has the balls to call a spade a spade wihtout no limits. He has risked his life for us, the ones who represent the same thoughts and minds.
      He has the balls to stand against lanken courts.
      He has th eballs to stand against RAJAPAKSHE drug mafia led by Nimal Lanza
      He has the balls to stand against any kind of DERANA TV mafia.
      He has the balls to stand against Kudu Duminda sTV channel Hiru TV mafia et al
      He has the balls to stand against SOIL mafia run by Divulapitiya thug Anurudhdha.
      He has the balls to stand against Galle Ratharan AKA Kattadiya Pushpa kumara who lately raped innocient CHILD girl in Galle area, while she had been seeking some BLESSING for her handicap sisters… all these had been buried by Ballige putha Rajapakshe s phone call made to the regional police.
      So, I have no words to pay my heartfelt gratitude to Ranjan You are UNI que and very emotional person by nature. Yours kind of politicians are rare.We salute you always.

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        Balathappu
        If he had some valid information he should have made a complaint to the NCPA . By all accounts he certainly has balls – but definitely no brains .

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        Babalathappu
        Oh yeah yeah, to you he is great.
        There was a case for breaching the trust against the rilawa a few years ago by a female teacher in Kandy for taking Rs. 1 million by promising to marry her.
        When the case was taken up, it was Mahinda Rajapaksa who used his Presidential Powers to stop the rilawa from being jailed.
        If not for Mahinda Rajapaksa’s compassion, your rilawa-the-great could have still be in prison.

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      Champawathiye.. pleae go to your cage.
      You deserve a place there only: Bitch of your nature are plenty in Colombo suburbs seeking customers for your survival.
      You the kind of women arethe curse to our lanken nation.

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        babanpunchi
        Talk to the point, you man or woman, I don’t know.
        “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” – Socrates

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      Champa
      I think you are in the same boat with Gnanasara.
      In my honest opinion Gnanasara behaves like a man who has been abused as a child. He is full of bitterness and venom and he is taking it out on those whom he thinks he can also molest and getaway with.
      I can totally understand his plight and I sympathies with him.
      I can only imagine how many loku hamuduruwos he had to put up with and service, while he was growing up.
      In the same vain I can only wonder what kind of pathetic lives people like Champa, JD, Eagle eye, KA sumane, HDL bugger, and the rest of their kind must have faced as children.
      I really feel sorry for you all.

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        Gemini Cricket
        I guess you are in the same boat with Ranjan whose malice and resentment against Buddhism spews out and pollutes the peaceful environment of the country.
        If he has evidence to prove his utterances, he should go to the nearest police station and lodge a complaint.
        Venerable Gnanasara Thero, in his own right, has raised issues that would threaten the existence of Sinhalese in their own country. I don’t see anything wrong in that.
        For your information, King Dutugemunu’s battalion comprised of troops, chariots, war drummers and elephants which marched from Maagama to Anuradhapura to defeat the South Indian invader Elara, was headed by Maha Sangha whose blessings was the key element for the courage and determination of the King.
        Our Maha Sangha has a long history of fight to protect the country.

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          Champa
          You sound like a person who really has some first hand experience with molestation and it seems to me that you must have enjoyed it too.
          Only the truth will set you free.

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            Gemini Cricket
            Sorry to disappoint you. Not everyone is in your boat.
            Your comment shows who you are. Amen!

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      Chimpa you are a crack head. Children are abused and you are sitting here talking about Buddhism? Idiot, Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion. Grow up!!!!

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      Chimpa – Get into saffron robes, tie your ‘ding dong’ with a kurakkan satakaya and you can aspire to be the next President of Sorry-Lanka. Till then confine yourself to the cage!

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      If someone points to the moon – don’t just look at the finger

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        Sri Wickrema
        There is no moon. He only points at the sky and describes the moon. So there is only the finger. Next time tell him to point the finger at the moon, when the moon is there.

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          Chimpa, why have you moved your Panadura business to the moon?

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      Ranjan Ramanayake,

      RE: Robed Individuals who use religion to satisfy their own craving of nature.
      Thanks for exposing a known secret, and calling it for what it is.

      Somebody must tell Ranil W, the PM that the so -called Sangha, the so-called Triple Gem, is in fact a sexually abusing Gem, is an insult to Buddhism and to the Buddha.

      Specific Examples

      1. Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist” Monks.

      Child Abuse by a Monk in Habaraduwa

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I

      She sent her grandson to school with the idea of providing him with proper education to make him a good person. The Buddhist monk in charge of the temple asked her to send the child to the temple and she sent him there because they were poor. There was no possibility for them to pay the money for tuition fees. That was the reason why they sent the boy to the temple school.When the child began to refuse going to the temple school so adamantly, grandmother had to look for the reason. It was then only that she discovered that the child who was sent to learn good behavior, ethics and Buddha’s Dharma from the monk had in fact been abused by the monk.

      Buddhist Meditation Monk in London Sentenced to 7 Years for Child Sex Abuse
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diJrraOLF5k

      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOfTGSADdY

      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 2

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

      Examples exposing a known secret of the “Robed ones”, who abuse religion to their own advantage: The Sangha, the so-called Triple Gem, the third Gem, who are insults to Buddhism and to the Buddha. The IQ imbeciles prostrate to these monks, even the positions. Need the Chinese to reform them, as they did in Tibet.

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      Champa,
      Why you blame Ranjan for speaking out against abuse of of children by a certain group of people in our society? Don’t we do the same against whenever there is an unfairness/injustice against helpless, irrespective of the ethnic or political background? We do respect people who conduct religious lives only so far as they follow their declared principles; they must be subjected to criticism as soon as they deviate the status principles.
      If there is anything wrong with Ranjam’s statement, it is reducing the deviant behavior of Buddhist monks to a the single factor of sexual abuse. I think that the main reason is not the sexual abuse; one other factor definitely play even bigger role: The lack of understanding the meaning of becoming a Buddhist clergy. Today, this true meaning is completely lost. Instead, I can see three totally different reasons why parents encourage children to become monks. 1. to compensate for a bad period of life (Apala) stated in the horoscope; 2. in order fulfill a horoscope prediction of studiousness; and 3. to keep the property including “Nindagam” within the family.
      When these children grow up, their primary urge is to experience the the life they know most. This obviously is the natural tendency of any normal human being.
      Therefore, it is obvious that the current crisis regarding the un-Buddhist like behavior of Buddhist monks is a making by Buddhist themselves – both loyalists & clergies.

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        D.P.
        If he has evidence, Rajan should go to the nearest police station and lodge a complaint without maliciously tarnishing Buddhism and defaming Maha Sangha.
        He has been talking to the gallery for years but none of the issues raised have not been proved. How many court cases are there against him?

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          Oooooooops. Typo
          He has been talking to the gallery for years but none of the issues raised have been proved. How many court cases are there against him?

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            Chimpa – your parents also said when you were born………………….oooooops, how did this happen and where did we go wrong?

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          Champa,

          The so-called Sanga, is a cult, a sexually starved cult, and when exposed, with evidence, they cry.

          So the low IQ imbeciles, mean IQ 79, are agitated, because they prostrate to these sexually starved monks, believing that they will get to Nibbana ok Nirvana. What a bunch of suckers.

          What about the Temple of the Canine tooth. These monks preside, and the imbeciles donate and pay respect.

          Need the Chinese to civilize these Monks , the way they did in Tibet.

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            Amarasiri
            You pathetic loser. Don’t apply your character to others.

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        A studious contribution by DP well worth a serious consideration.

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      CHAMPA you are off your chump.

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      Hats off to Ranjan for being bold enough to reveal the facts that are happening within the Buddhist temples. Even though it is an open secret, only a very few people are bold enough to say the truth. You must be commended for enlightening the Buddhists in Sri Lanka who are either blind or ignoring the child abuse that is taking place. How long can the Buddhists of Sri Lanka be silent observers/bystanders to all the anti-Buddhist acts committed by the Buddhist monks?

      No other religions have a system of child ordination other than Buddhism and therefore the possibility of abuse of children confined to Buddhist monasteries cannot be avoided. It is believed that Siddhartha Gautama left and abandoned his own child and wife to attain Nirvana and later Buddha ordained his only son Rahula as a Buddhist Monk at the age of seven, thus making him the first Samanera.

      The biggest crime of Buddhism is ordaining a child at the tender age and forcing that child to live a life detached from all normalcy, how primitive and cruel it is. It is nothing but child slavery and cruelty in the name of religion. In Sri Lanka, mostly the underprivileged children are chosen to this vocation. Only the hungry, poverty stricken families offer their children to the monastery at a tender age. It is also one of the ways to uplift the children out of poverty in Sri Lanka. These children who are given away to the Buddhist temples at an early age are too young to understand the religion or child abuse or the intimacyual molestation they face.

      Continued…

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        These children are deprived of proper social interaction which is a major part of education in becoming an adult. This could partly explain the antisocial behavior they show when they grow-up and come in contact with society. They have been deprived the love and affection of parents and loved ones, not really exposed to the good and bad of the society and they find it difficult to fit in. This disgusting practice of taking the childhood away by forcing a child to become a monk at the tender age, gives great opportunity for the vultures to prey on the innocence. Do these children deserve to be put through this kind of ordeal? Who is going to stop this practice, or at least raise the age limit to 18 when they are older enough to understand what’s in for them?

        Why are those so-called humanitarian organizations not protesting against this barbaric act? Unfortunately the authorities who shout a lot against child abuse in films, etc. never even open their mouth on the massive scale child abuse happening in Buddhist temples.

        I personally feel that it’s about time the Buddhasasana ministry in this country take a stand and formulate laws to stop taking in children as ‘samaneras’ because these kids don’t have the slightest clue as to what they are getting into. Ordinating children into monks is child abuse. These almost brainwashed kids will be mentally imbalanced as they grow up within monk ranks. These are things that we can fix and we should fix as early as we can. Buddhist disciplinary laws should be enacted specially for the Buddhist clergy who violate the Buddhist values and principles. This has become a very urgent need in Sri Lanka.

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          Today, the Maha Sangha and the Buddhist monks are NOT the disciples of Buddha, they are the curse of Sri Lanka. They have done more damage to the society than anyone else and still they are more powerful than the government and unfortunately our system is there only to protect the powerful and not the victims.

          No religion should be above the law. The Buddhist monks will continue to commit crimes and hide behind the saffron robes as long as Buddhism has great influence on the political process of the country. Politicians are more concerned in holding unto power and will always respect and protect the Buddhist monks to show that they are supporters of the majority but they are doing more damage to Buddhism and the country.

          I am glad that we have at least a very few bold MPs in parliament like Ranjan Ramanayake who comes out with facts to enlighten the foolish gullible masses.

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      and the sins of your monks should continue

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      Champa
      You are scoring a century; keep going; don’t hit-wicket.

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      Usually, This kind of stores invented BY CIA, Jews and British when they want to discredit someone, a groups, a culture, a religion of country. Also, when they can’t find something real, they set up a prostitute by bribing her or they mislead a totally innocent lady into trap in order to get someone who they don’t like to get arrested or discredit or it is simply part of overthrowing or government.

      In this case, the goal is not showing something wrong, but It is solely part of global campaign to undermine Sinhalese Buddhist majority. by global Jewish group stationed mostly in embassies with support of local Portuguese produced Christian agents who abuse privileges given to them by Buddhist majority.
      This is a global matter. I read the latest threat issued by Western based Jewish group to kill million Russian and get Russian controlled back,(power they had communist time) by creating a war between Russian and China.
      This way they can weaken both countries. Creating a war between Russia , not only getting Jewish power back and weaken China, but weakening Sinhalese Buddhist majority’s international support and to equip Tamil Tigers, Muslim extremist and Portuguese produced Singhalese Christian sect politically and militarily and bring eventual destruction of Sinhalese country.
      I just want to give a warning to Sinhalese Buddhists who are spending time playing criminal politics instead of organising global organisation to counter global spies threat that has been building up not only in the last 70 years, but in the last 200 years and so. Espionage against sri lanka was established by British in the time they captured sri lanka and later, global Jew movement and American joined in in 1950s, and it has been continues up until today without any disruption with underground support of above mentioned three groups.

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      Champa,

      You ooze a raunchy sex appeal to Buddhist monks. However, my humble advice to you please do not visit a temple by yourself as you will return with all “your assets” damaged by the horny monks.

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        Robin
        Another sick man.
        It is interesting to see how many sick people write comments to this forum.
        Though we think the commenters are normal, only when talking about a subject like this, their true characters are exposed.
        There is no other religion in this world which is slandered like Buddhism in Sri Lanka. No other country allows people to that. Our compassion and equanimity seem to be abused by non-Buddhists. Something definitely has to be done.

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      Champa the centurion. You should be playing cricket for our beleaguered team man, not scribble around websites so uselessly.

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    KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere

    “Ranjan levelled grave accusations including sexual abuse of children, against a certain segment of Buddhist monks, “

    Did you have any such experience as a boy or grown up young man when you went to see your local saffron clad healer? Did you also enjoy your visits? Were they mutually pleasurable experience?

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      Dear Native,

      I am surprised of your ignorance about Homosexuality in Modern Day Society.
      Specially when your Idol ,Dr Ranil did a lot of hard work mustering his young ministers, Akila, Sagala, Mallik to back Mangala to make Homosexuality to be on Par with Heterosexuality in our Lankawe Society,

      I am also surprised to see you have no idea of a Sexual Practice which has been around since Adam was a baby.
      And your Hindian mates used to hang them if they do what some of our political leaders do regularly…

      Besides, some countries with ancient history have peculiar Heterosexuality. which is criminal in modern day society.
      For example justifying marrying a child even before they get their periods as part of their Religious practice..
      And bring young girls to Temples and leave them in the care of poosaris to purify them by chanting Bajans before the Nuptials.
      .
      The Mangala Amendment to our Constitution is the only good bit for our Nation.
      in that whole New Constitution of Dr Ranil which cost our Taxpayers Billions .

      I hope Dr Ranil think of it hard and make it a priority , when they bring in at least that 20th Amendment..

      Native, Did you get married in the Temple ?..

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        Champa
        You sound like a person who really has some first hand experience with molestation and it seems to me that you must have enjoyed it too.
        Only the truth will set you free.

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      CT should delete this defamatory post and warn the writer.

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    Ranjan we admire your bravery to stand by the truth and facts. Molesting of children , alcohol, women and other vices in Buddhist temples is rampant. People know about them but are afraid to speak out through fear. Only the likes of Ranjan and Mangala Samaraweera are capable of exposing such acts. Ranil is a “pussy” .

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      Well banging boys behind the alter is probably an open secret. Thanks to social stigmas no one has been open about it. Bravo Ranjan for opening a can of worms.

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      Steve
      What bravery?
      Oh, yeah Ranjan and Mangala are chasing party members of all religions away from UNP. They are actually doing a “good job.”

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    CT is to save blithering Ranjan! Whenever the clergy – Buddhist only – are being attacked, CT’s happiness has no bound. Shame on you. Iraj is “racist” but Asath Sally is not. Ganasara is racist but various Mawlavi’s who humiliate Buddhism with filthy is innocent. Same goes with Mannar and Jaffna bishops who were pampering LTTE terrorists, then.

    From a web publication that the opinion in line with TNA, LTTE, SLMC chauvinism, what else we readers can be expected?

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      Mawlavis can marry and have children and lead normal lives, unlike monks who claim to be celibate although carnal desires and its conjugal instincts always get the better of them. Always living in state of denial is not a healthy state of mind, and committing sins of the skin can only add to the guilt. At this rate, if there are 60,000 monks, there are as many women without husbands, who also lose the opportunity to bear off-springs, who in turn could support a healthy population growth, instead of blaming minority groups for their own faults and failures. In short, all their many questionable principals of depriving themselves of worldly cravings for the sake of achieving high Buddhist values, such as shaving their heads, wrapping their bodies in saffron robes as symbol of purity, abstaining from basic human needs such as sex, are all but some of many integral values that are disintegrating and falling apart. When too many self regulatory rules are put in place, the chances of such rules being violated, even on the sly, are so much greater.. This is not taking into account, like other violations of the Buddhist Monk tenets, such as strict adherence to stipulated meal times, alcohol consumption and drug abuse, handling money and maintaining Bank Accounts, owning vehicles, and many other such Monastic violations. Laws created by themselves for themselves, are all being openly violated and abused. That simply means Buddhist monk only in name, but his values and actions really puts him to shame.

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      max, max, max, …..

      Where were you in the last few weeks?
      Please visit us as often as you can.
      Without you, Dayan, …Shenali, …. sach, Nuisance, HLD M …………. we are bored, feeling lonely, worried, ………………..

      ” Same goes with Mannar and Jaffna bishops who were pampering LTTE terrorists, then.”

      What your new Sinhala/Buddhist champion Malcolm Ranjith has to say about the relationship between LTTE and Jaffna Bishop?

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      Celibacy is against the nature. That’s why in monasteries and churches abuse of children have been a strictly kept secret. Even Dalai Lama confessed that the most difficult thing he experienced is to be a celibate. The higher priests and establishments try to keep a close lid on any news associated with these misuses of vulnerable children. After many years of protests and publicity Christian establishments yield to public pressure and concern slowly begin to investigate the accusations. However Buddhist hierarchy still tries its level best to keep it as a secret by attacking its perceived enemies.

      Unless the government is serious in tackling this problem the child monks will continue to be abused by powerful and influential seniors .

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    What Ranjan has spoken could be termed as ‘Truism’

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    What Ranjan has said is ”Truism”

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      Mr Upali

      Ranjam is for correction but some are looking him as terrosom.

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    Gnansaraya is a sexual predator and a terrorist. This guys balls should be castrated. Small children are openly abused in the name of Buddhism. What type of religion condone sexual abuse of children openly, shame.

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    Dear Minister Ranjan Ramanayake,

    Thank you, for calling a kettle a kettle, and you have the data to prove that, and this is known secret.

    Somebody must tell Ranil W, the PM that the so -called Sangha, the so-called Triple Gem, is in fact a sexually abusing Gem, is an insult to Buddhism and to the Buddha.

    So, Ganasara says, what happens inside the Temple, stays inside the Temple.

    This is Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism “, and insult to Buddhism and to the Buddha,.

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      Amare, Did you said, ‘Calling a kettle a kettle’. Did you coin the phrase yourself. What meaning does it take?

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        Correction: Did you say, – (not said).

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    Wrong doings by members of any group of religious clergy is a disgrace – apart from the legal implications – in any nation.
    It is wrong to ‘sweep things under the carpet’ and try to present a pristine ‘face’ to the world.

    Buddhist clergy, unlike those of other religions, has entered the political ‘mess’ of Sri Lanka.
    They should set an example to the world – lay & religious.

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    “Robed individuals” could mean Catholic Priests as well but in their case it is mostly in certain foreign countries.

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      We never know what is in Sri Lanka’s Catholic closet.

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        anon69,
        why don’t you go and take a peek to satisfy yourself as to what is in Sri lanka’s Catholic closet. Most probably you sound a wanker who is always on the lookout to peek into others closets. There will come a day when your closet will be open to show its filth and stench and by the way stop looking at porn on your mobile phone inside your closet it’s bad for your health.

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          Bro Jay-R,

          Sounds like this is what you do.

          Your ignorant comments shows your character. Debate the facts, don’t attack the person. Attack persons views.

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    Karanna Hondai, Kiyanna Narakai. (Good to DO, but Wrong to SAY). This is the THEORY followed in all matters in Sri Lanka. Yesterday, the Courts sentenced a “Buddhist Priest”, an “Assistant Teacher” to 11 years Jail for “Serious Sexual Abuse” of a 14 year old girl. But, how did the “Media” reported it? The picture of the convicted “Priest” was published with the blocked out face? WHY? How many of these types of sexual abuses and whole lot of crimes committed go unnoticed and unreported within the “Sacred Premises” built in the name of “Buddha”? This “Gnanasara & Co.” must FIRST think of correcting themselves to ABIDE by the VOWS taken in the name of the “Buddha”.

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    We all know that these robed thugs are no better than the politicians we despise.
    The morons at Asgiriya and Malwatte are probably condoning all this, the same way they don’t tie up their ‘dogs’ like Gnanasara who doesn’t have the guts to leave the robes before indulging in activities. not becoming of a monk, not to mention a decent lay person.

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    This well known gigolo has launched vitriolic attacks against various persons and groups but always backs off after getting the cheap publicity he so badly craves for .
    A real low life , who goes to prove that a majority of parliamentarians we have today are absolute trash .

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      Nosey Parker

      This story is about Sex Abuse In Temples. You are describing him as being a well known gigolo.
      What are you trying to say?

      You must be a dirty old pervert.

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    Sir,
    Ranjan Ramanyake won 10-0.
    Ranjan chose to stand with the weak and the victimized. In this case for innocent children. Despite the relentless, very loud onslaught from a bunch of vindictive, corrupt men claiming to be monks, Ranjan did not buckle under pressure. Why should he? Instead, he doubled down on the right side of humanity and history.
    I APPLAUD HIS COURAGE! SO MUST YOU!

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    Ranjan!
    Child abuses are considered a’ normal event’ in Buddhist monasteries and Catholic monasteries where celibacy is supposed to be practiced. In addition’ it is alleged the ‘Pansala Menikas’ too, who ‘Intimately Associate’ with Buddhist priests are also considered normal, similar to the Royal Families, who are not questioned with regard to their association with various women.
    Very recently, the Catholic priests who were sexually involved with Nuns and Children were exposed, resulting in higher achy intervening to stop the rot. Fortunately the media exposed ‘what goes on behind close doors in monasteries’ and weeded out the good from the bad. But how long can you be watchful.? May be marriage for the priests may be an option to stop Buddhist Priests going haywire., going on rampage against other religions and Hindu Temples to plant Lord Buddha’s statues..

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    In Australia, a Cardinal who was number three in the Vatican was convicted of child abuse. He has appealed against the decision. Besides this conviction, several other Christian clergy have been convicted as well. Will Sri Lanka ever investigate complaints against Buddhist Monks, Christian Priests, Islamic clergy and Hindu Priests should such complaints be made? We probably don’t have the guts to do so.

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      First of all as a catholic this is not socking or surprising. In USA it is in hundreds. 300 in one state, 700 in another. This has happened in USA, Canada, Australia, France and Ireland and more. Paid out millions of dollars to victims by selling assets.

      Now the church stance is to take the side of the victim and out the names of the clergy. Funds have been setup committees have been set up. Process of the mass has changed, clergy is educated on how to greet people( less physical contact). All who work on church are finger printed. Lay people from teachers to volunteers are finger printed and has to go through training before take up assignments catholic schools.

      But all these nonsense has made me distance my self from Church. The recent bombings has made me further distance my self.

      Just recently I saw an article where a Buddhist monk as advocated registering all samanera with Sri Lanka’s child protective services and giving them oversight.

      Sri Lanka is debating Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act after recent bombings.
      Why not debate turning underage to Buddhist monks?

      Ranjan, like Trump (on US immigration) has put this ugly truth on the table. Now it is up to people and specially the authorities and Buddhist hierarchy to sort it out without further ruining lives. Pragmatic approach for Buddhist hierarchy would be to accept the truth and clean the sasanaya.

      Ask Cardinal Ranjit the Easter hero, be a consultant, he can give leadership on how to deal with this issue too.

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        Ooope spelling mistake ” shocking”

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        anon69,
        is a ” Cafeteria Catholic “.

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          Yes I am. Figures are out 3 billion in compensation for Sexual abuse victim by Catholic Priests.

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    Ranjan, don’t care two hoots to these morons. What you said is 100% true. I have seen these guys with venereal diseases, bringing young women for abortions,and even getting caught to husbands while screwing women. I personally witnessed an event at Kadawatte when a soldier came home unexpectedly from north a monk goon from nearby pansala was found naked and hiding under the bed. The bugger was pulled out beaten by the villagers and chased away. The guys come with gonorrhoea and say they sat next to woman in a bus or sat on a commode seat and got infected. Of course there are some rational guys say that they are also humans. It is a profession for them and not religion. They are the curse for SL today.

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    ‘sangharathnaya’ … … … my foot!
    True Buddhists stand against the abuse of children whether it is inside or outside the temples. Gnanasamy himself must be a child abuser. Who’d want to go out with this ugly ape? That’s why he is getting worked up!

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      Super analogy there…bravo..!

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    Instead of attaining Nirvana the way Buddha did, the Sri Lankan Buddhists monks wants to attain Nirvana like the western Rock Band Nirvana, weed and gay sex.

    Ranjan is bringing out something which has been going on for years

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      Among many things Srilankan monks have attained is
      NIRVASTHRA , the exact opposite version of Nirvana !
      There’s no Sinhala Buddhist who doesn’t know who their
      REAL monk inside the robe is ! Ranjan is just picking up
      Gampaha district Jesus followers votes !

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    when you say robed individuals it is understood that it refers to bhuddhist monks.Instead of playing with words ranjan should be bold enough to publish all sexual violations done by those buggerers.He has to only say that it does not mean that all monks commit such acts,but there are many who do.end of story.Too much of arse licking and feet worshipping of monks makes them think that they are separate from society and as gnanasara says police and public out of bounds for what they do.

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    This is the bitter truth guys.
    Not a single economical sufficient family will give a boy to be ordained in the present day Sri Lanka and 100% of these boys end up as Samaneras are coming from the very bottom poverty in most like NWP etc and end up as sex slaves of elder monks and once they become elders they will do the same for the younger monks.

    In a recent visit to my village temple after years abroad, i did see only 2 elder monks and around 20 samaneras of 4-8 yrs old and came to know all of them were from Kurunegala district and our temple is in Kaluthara.

    All of them are given to be ordained with economical issues of parents and this is the sad truth blaming other religions will not help much in Buddhists revival in the country .

    Monks as much as the politicians are gone to the dogs.

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    Nadeeka, that is why we sinhalas have to produce more and more to provide for the theros and to gangsterism and man power to burn and loot during our usual ritual of racial riots. This Muslim doctor tried to minimise this unwanted production line and to curtail the proliferation of podi hamadurus to cate to the needy. He is really an anti Buddhist but a pro patriot. We only want number without ability to care for them, provide them and let loose for them to become bikkus and others undesirables. That is the way forward.

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    I can’t believe there are people who put up with this thug in robes, Gnanasara, who makes demands to the Govt. to do his bidding & blatantly states that no one has the right to question what happens behind closed doors inside temples. This yob has the audacity to behave as if Buddhist monks are above the law & if this trend continues, SL will be no different to extremist mullahs running the country.

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    He may be a politician but Christian by origin. As such he has no rights whatsoever to defame Buddhists and Buddhism. He should be jailed.or should be removed from his ministerial office he is holding. He may be doing this for Arabic oil money. Wahhabi terrorist theories getting disclosed and amount of money spent is getting disclosed every day. Leaders of that cult is too is getting disclosed. like Olu Bullah, Athata salli and two other Islamic political parties top leaders. Bathatachuune & Rashoof Hakka. They may be financiers of Ra-Jaan Ramaleader. He should be jailed. Nobody should vote for him next time. Should be sweep out from politics.

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      Stop cleaning up bad Bhikkus…shame on you

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      Bro he is a Citizen of Sri Lanka and a public official. That trumps everything.

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      Anybody, regardless of caste, race or religion, with knowledge of abuse, particularly sexual abuse, has a duty to report and expose perpetrators. Of course individuals like Gandasara will squeal and protest, but take no notice, he is a disgusting individual with a lot to hide. He and many of his devious followers have many skeletons in their cupboard.
      If you have knowledge, and evidence, your duty is to report, name and shame.

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      SPRRW
      Why do u always write such utter rot?
      No wonder u hide behind TWO pen names.
      I wonder what the 2nd stands for. Actually, I think I know, but I’ll keep quiet about it. Dont want to embarrass you.
      Ranjan was also one of the very few MPs who was concerned about that poor young woman — child still, really — who was executed, though innocent — Rizana Nafeek. I dont know much about him but he has taken some good and courageous stands. Unlike this guy with the double pseudonym.

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      Dear Ranjith (SPRRW),
      get yourself examined by a good doctor. You are suffering from psynocockitis which when translated into simple terms means sudden rush of shit to the brain. There is not much of a cure but your life may be prolonged before your brain is suffocated by shit and stops functioning. Good luck to you.

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      They can’t undo these terrible things. to Undo theses things what is the solution to stop continuation . to be a monk is to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

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    Nadeeka Abeyrathne: Very true and that is the TRUTH that has to be told. The economic conditions are compelling facts that lead to most of the “Children” of tender age to be admitted as “Samaneras”. On top of it, if the “Elder” monks who are mostly not leading a life of “Buddha Way” commit all sorts of crimes and involved in corruptive life styles, far, far below the expectations., there is NO HOPE for both the society and the religion. Today, as things stand this “Human Force” called the “Buddhist Priests” are a menace to the country; but a good SOURCE of strength to the “Politicians”. A few days back, I saw a “High Priest” being appointed as a Vice Chancellor of a University, receiving his letter of appointment from the President. What is his status? In simple terms he is an “EMPLOYEE” of the STATE paid by the PEOPLES’ Taxes. Why should the HEAD of the STATE, “BENT” down in worship to give him that letter? The reason – He wares a “Saffron Robe”. This is where the trouble starts. Our CULTURE has been designed to GO ON KNEES to anyone wearing that outfit. It applies to all other religion clergy too. We don’t ASSESS the quality of that person who wears it. That is why you made that remark: “Monks as much as politicians are gone to dogs” Our value system must also be re-visited.

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    Now people argue about a different topic. Ranjan´s original unethical insult was against the monks who are vocal on political and other social platforms.

    Ranjan said that 90% of the monks who raise voice against the unethical and disastrous acts of this government were abused sexually during their early days as monks.

    He should prove this specific allegation with facts.

    There are some child abuse cases against a few monks but we have not seen that those monks are not vocal against this government.

    Now some try to twist the initial insult to Buddhists by Ranjan and they try to prove his allegations by giving unrelated evidence while generalizing the insult.

    It is also very clear that the conversation between Ranjan and Ashen Senarathne was according to a preplanned script with an ulterior motive.

    First, Ranjan asks who are the most privileged people in Sri Lanka?

    Then Ashen asks a reply question from Ranjan suggesting whether it is robed monks. Such a reply question was not possible if there was not a script.

    It shows these two had a hidden agenda.

    These cheap fellows want to create a religious clash between Catholics and Buddhists to achieve the political agenda of Ranil Wickramasinghe. That is why they try to hurt Buddhists at this type of sensitive moment. It is just a few weeks after the 21/04 attack against Catholics by some Islamic Extremists. Buddhists were with victims.

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    The solution to this issue is to let all monks and priest to marry .
    What is wrong in it.
    Let them enjoy lives .
    Let them be honest.
    It is human nature .
    You can not control it by any means.
    It is like you eat and drink
    I feel sorry for all monks

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      Lankan
      Idiot.

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    Catholics know that this government should take direct responsibility for the disaster on 21/April due to their pure inefficiency and negligence.

    This government knows that the Catholics will not vote for this government this time. So they want to create an artificial religious clash and win back the catholic votes to the UNP by passing the blame to the Opposition.

    The UNP was successful in winning the large majority of Muslim voters after 21/04 by creating similar artificial clashes. They also have Tamil votes as the TNA is still with the UNP.

    Now the UNP wants to win back the Catholics by creating artificial religious clashes. It is Ranil Wickramasinghe who will benefit from such changes in the political atmosphere in the country.

    Therefore, though the Ranjan and Ashen did the role play, it is very clear Ranil Wickramasinghe is behind all these deplorable tactics.

    Such cheap tactics to win elections are very much appalling and should be condemned unconditionally and with the strongest terms.

    But unfortunately, it seems that people who are championing for equality, reconciliation and harmony among different religions and ethnicities are behind these low-level political games and conspiracies. For sure, the western embassies are also behind such agenda because if Ranil Wickramasinghe will be defeated in the next election, they will lose their easy foothold.

    The great irony in Sri Lanka is that Buddhists should tolerate any insult to their religion and traditions even though there is no factual basis for such a gross-generalization.

    But if one Buddhist points a finger against anything in other religions, all the so-called peace lovers will raise their voice so vociferously against all the Buddhists.

    That is very unfortunate. In fact, Sinhalese Buddhists are the real victims without a voice for themselves for them to cherish their traditions without drawing any insult from others.

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    Sexual abuse of children is a crime. This done by a monk doesnt make it ok. It is worse. Gnansaraya
    condoning it shows he also is a sexual preditor who prays on small monks. If buddhism condones these behavior, its a shame. And its a crime against humanity. UN should get involved. The mahanayakes keeping there mouth shut also shows, they know this behaviour is common. but allowed.
    Say no to this who ever u are.

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      jehan
      There is no such thing among Buddhist monks or there is nothing common.
      The law applies to everybody.
      Mahanayaka Theros have no police or judicial powers to punish anyone.
      If there is evidence, anyone is free to go to the nearest police station and file a complaint.

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    Shouldn’t be child monk,ban under 18 shouldn’t take away the child hood,it’s cruel ,they grows up with hatred I believe not all of them .
    When they see the big happy loving family? Naturally…….

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      Kugan
      Child monks were given education from Pirivenas. Therefore, there is no reason for them to grow up with any hatred.
      Buddhist children are brought up from the early childhood to follow Lord Buddha’s teachings.
      Samaneras and monks have every freedom to abandon the monkhood at any stage, if they have no to desire continue their journey in preaching Dhamma for the greater goodness of people.

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        Champa
        “Buddhist children are brought up from the early childhood to follow Lord Buddha’s teachings.”

        Did Lord Buddha teach child molestation ? By the way I have the greatest respect for Buddhism, but not for those in saffron robes.

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          Steve
          Your stupid question shows that you don’t respect other people’s religion.
          Anyways, comments of this article show that none of the commenters (I exclude the usual 3, 4 writers) are Buddhists which says something. It is something which never occurred to me.

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            Champa
            Did it ever occur to you that the majority in this country are Sinhalese Buddhists and therefore the majority of comments come from them. Anyway, congratulations you have scored a century with red tokens, keep going for a double century.

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              Steve
              Of course the majority of commenters, 99.99% here are non-Buddhists and Buddhist-haters.
              Oh, yeah, I am supper happy about the red tokens which says that I am doing a bloody good job here. :D

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                Champa Oh Champa
                Please come back to your senses. Don’t make stupid comments like the 99.99%. Hope the red tokens give you a good nights sleep.

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                  Steve
                  It is the red tokens that motivated me to write comments for almost 5 years, non-stop.

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                    Champa
                    How naïve !!

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                Champa,

                I think they just hate charlatans like you who label themselves as Buddhists, like it was some ethnicity or something
                You are Buddhist only if you behave like one!

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            Champa,

            Are you a Buddhist? If you think you are, you sure don’t sound like one!

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