UNP MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was only invited to participate an almsgiving ceremony at the Bellanthara Temple and was not informed about the Buddhist monk Pitiduwe Siridhamma‘s birthday party according to Rajapakshe’s Facebook.
Posting a notice on his official Facebook page a short while ago, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says; “Notice – Mr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe along with Mr. Tissa Attanayake, General Secretary of the UNP participated in an almsgiving ceremony at the Bellanthara Temple upon the request of Rev Pitiduwe Siridhamma on 22nd February. Mr. Rajapakshe was not informed as to any other function or activity in any respect on that day. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe”
The Mad Monk’s Birthday Party: Look Who His Patrons Are
Lapatiya / March 12, 2014
Pitiduwe Siridamma (Samanthra Bhadra) has started a 6 month’s “Rahath Course”. Anyone can join and 100% result guaranteed. In case, if the Candidate didn’t become “Rahath” after the 6 months “Rahath Course” he or she can call Gota’s White Van Brigade to become “Rahath”
soma / March 12, 2014
This man Pitaduwe ROBED man should be treated with dog´s tale. Then he would learn it better. Until then, it is going to be a problem to entire lanken society. Buddha s teachings have been manipulated by these idiots for live up their fantasies. That is it.
Point Man / March 12, 2014
How come the great slayer of corrupt Sinhala Buddhism, Sharmini Serasinghe, hasn’t condemned this charlatan yet? Or does she consider this as the kind of “original Buddhism” she has been championing? Come on, come out and say it.
Robert.R / March 12, 2014
It may be hard for those with limited intelligence like you to discern whether this is correct or not but not for the vast majority of people, hence the silence of Sharmini Serasinghe…she does not need to state the obvious (maybe except to the likes of you !)
Point Man / March 13, 2014
No Robbie, she’s the one who has been labouring the obvious in harping on the difference between “Sinhala-Buddhism” and the original Buddhist texts. Unfortunately religion is not solely a spiritual pursuit. It also functions as social organization and ideology in many societies. Showing this as a peculiar problem of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka is a cheap shot.
Maybe it is easy to attack Sinhala-Buddhist charlatans like the lorry driver Gnanassara who cater to the ordinary people than those imposters like Pitiduwe Siridhamma who pamper the rich and powerful. Or does Sharmini’s silence indicates that Pitiduwe represents the kind of “Protestant Buddhist” cults she seems to be touting as true Buddhism? So Robbie, the matter is more complicated than you think.
SUN / March 12, 2014
How come you say this – her silence can not necessarily mean that she hail the man´s bana = preaching ?????????
mechanic / March 13, 2014
I bet Shamini had reach her own rahath state by now.
Sun / March 12, 2014
Those who have listened to Wijedasa and Tissa would never feel that they were invited for this B´day party. Now I really feel that something should have gone wrong with this.
WHere on earth Buddist monks in general celebrate b´days ?
Why his adherents still rally around to this monk´s preachings ? Is that because of unexplainable levels of various minds – on buddha intoxications ?
Anpu / March 12, 2014
Is he a MONK? Modesty is not one of his qualities!!!!!!!!!!!
Sun / March 12, 2014
Looks like a toilet cleaner met me in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium lately. It is known facts across europe public toilet cleaners mostly the foreigners from black africa. Most of them are Ganians as I got to know. This man on the pic resembles with them.. that is why the comparison.. nothing else based on skin colour.. just the thoughts instantly came to my mind.
He is uneuqivocally a bird in paradise. This kind of personalities are known in mode design fields in Europe. Examples are
Living in his deamy world up being in robes. Arguments based on his theories are just his recepes to manipulate those poor masses that are plenty available in buddhist societies. If these masses would be trained to think twice, they would never pay their visits to these buggers.
Most of these men hide behind robes or other costumes to misguide the nation. Reports say – many among them are transexuals or the like minded. They truly destroy the buddhism or whatever field they are just bound to.
soma / March 12, 2014
Transexuals in general are believed to have abnormal fantasies.
That could be one among the many reasons this skind head paradise bird to go for his birthday party that lavishly. Anyway, those who are identified with him being with him should be very careful if they really care about the destruction of the buddhist image of the nation.
Sad to see these events are promoted by so called people´s representatives; today than any times in the past.
soma / March 13, 2014
This is not a gender discrimination but telling the nature of them.
Maveeran / March 13, 2014
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soma / March 12, 2014
This man and other men of this kind being in safron robee have deliberately making efforts to do the job thinking they could be like tution masters. Guilible gaping masses easily get caught by his preachings. They feel that the man in robes deserved to be loved and respected – it is the buddha intoxication of various states make them believe that. These levels are varied from person to person. some get mad easily while others not. In the same time, those who believe in ghosts and devils go to ectasse just listening to any kind of theories near to that. But if we study it – only some are easily being cheated by this kind tricks but others look at the manner he is trying to make them feel – helpless by listening to him get caught easily. Twisted versions of buddhist theories are focused by knowing the naivity, vulnerability of the masses among the buddhists in the country.
This is a very sad situation in this country today. Authorities to stay mum at the beginning of all these rises have made it worst to leaving them to reach these appalling levels. This has become a threat to lanken society today tremoring all fears among the folks.
K.A Sumanasekera / March 12, 2014
What a load of crap.
The great majority of our inhabitants are grateful that these UNP MPs represent the Intelligentsia , the Elite and the Anglican.and not them..
Peace Lover / March 12, 2014
UNP MP’s talk might be a load of crap allright…… and i agree to it (not just UNP MP’s but 99% of MP’s are utter crap)
Now tell me mr K A Sumansekera (LEELA) are you and the majority inhabitants happy that this mad monk represents Sinhala Buddism? please can you answer that?
Desperateminds / March 12, 2014
Do you ever think that anyone would join them voluntarily ?
This was a mistake made by Wijedasa and Thissa.
They were invited for alms giving but it was a b day party.
Good lessions for politicians to think twice before paying visits to anywhere next on.
Once I listend to this man BANA PRECHING – like today´s known commercial CD makers for their living. More like sinhala or demala Baila.
If the money they earn would be used for the poor should be commendable but if the men of this kind keep away from those philantrophic deeds, should be studied closely.
Peace Lover / March 12, 2014
Where is K A Sumansekeras comments to my post,dont tell me he is hiding under his wifes saree !
K.A Sumanasekera / March 13, 2014
Aren’t your lot the bastions of freedom and democracy?.
Did you see any reps of the majority there?
Do the majority of Catholics have any say in what Bishop Raiappu is doing?.
Peace Lover / March 13, 2014
you still didnt answer my question K A Sumanasekera,which was “are you and the majority inhabitants happy that this mad monk represents Sinhala Buddism? please can you answer that?”
CAN YOU ANSWER THAT PLEASE rather than dragging Bishop Rayappu,we are not talking of him or the Catholics here just a simle question to you which is
“are you and the majority inhabitants happy that this mad monk represents Sinhala Buddism? please can you answer that?” you may not have a say in his actions but do you APPROVE OF HIS ACTIONS OR NOT simple question neda answer it NOW
Palmsquirrell / March 12, 2014
Rajapaksa are elite, they have always been in power ciricles, during colonial times too.
Dawn Dale / March 13, 2014
I doubt it. they seem to have a big chip on their shoulder. and always identifies with the masses like Premadasa who came from down trodden background
Thondamanar / March 12, 2014
If no Alms giving ceremony or if the Alms giving ceremony was over why did not this pair leave???? Instead, waited for Tissa Attanayake to worship the Birthday Cake of Pitiduwe cut by Soma.
Tissa was seen hands clasped in reverence to the birthday cake more than the Almsgiving he came to participate.
After the photographs were flashed in the CT & exposed now Wijedasa come up with damage control baila and Virudhu.
Attanayake in the seventh heaven after worshipping Pitiduwe’s birthday cake.
Next year it will be done by FETE Birthday Planners
Paul / March 12, 2014
This is what happens when society allows every Tom, Dick and Siridhamma to wear a robe. Monks should be registered and strictly controlled by a Sangharaja.
Seelawathie / March 12, 2014
were there times in the history only good natured became monks ? If yes when ? I thought poor ones entering “sasanaya” was the tradition from that day on. I thoguh belong to a good traditional family in south and many of the relatives were monks, I am not practising it by going to temples, but I think it is one´s mind and buddha´s teachings that help you behave as a good buddhist.
But my info lacks how the monks became monks in the previous times in the country.
Unlike other fake monks, this particular man in the robes is attracted by a large crowd as his adherents. This I got ot know through one youtube video lately. Anyway, his voice is pleasant to hear and his programs are well planned/ targetted large masses. As if a singer does it he focuses, but buddhists in general should raise the questions, whether the b day parties for them….
Most of the time, this man´s bana started with his records so that he can feel like relaxing though while sitting before his listening crowd.
As one genetleman told the press lately, buddhists in general are believed to be easy targets for any frauds. Lack of god may be the reason though it is recognized as a religion across the world. Anyway, this is kind of fall to lanken buddhism
Sirimal / March 12, 2014
Yes indeed, who has paved the way toms and dicks to become philantrophic today´s society ?. Mervins and Dumindas are the ones become front men young generations to take as examples. So would the second generation ever be healthy ? They will easily follow drugs, alcohol and other frauds of their model men in the society. And even some become monks not being able to face their crowd as non-monks. All these should be studied by authorities if the society is cultured and people´s friendly. Just to leave them not taking to close study has been the new culture – since 2005 in the country.
Dawn Dale / March 13, 2014
unfortunately Buddha did not allow one power to wield over sanga, instead they have to take collective decisions – which means – yes- no decision at all! but at least our monks did try to get him to disrobe but did not work.
tom / March 12, 2014
I can say for sure Mr Wijedasa Rajapakshe and his family came to similar event for this monk’s b’day party of last year. So is he that stupid not to know what this ‘almsgiving’ ceremony was for?
or is he getting the same issue of forgetfulness from Mr Duminda?
sama / March 12, 2014
For sure ?
I really dont think that he arrived in that place being invited for the b day. His good arugments based on lanken law abuses by Duminda Silva were not long ago. So why should he shake hand with a low grade man of the society though MR is attached to the rapist. Duminda is no acceptable by many of the UNPers.. that is a fact.
douglas / March 12, 2014
There are two classes of living beings viz (1) Humans (men & women) and (2) Animals.
The Human is unique, in that they posses, the capacity to “understand”; “reason out” and make “judgements”, while the Animals do posses a unique capability of “Instinct” that is used for their survival.
Based on the above facts, it is difficult to understand how some or very many of our “Humans” do not use the naturally endowed capability to understand, reason out and make judgements to identify these “PSEUDO” characters- appearing again as HUMANS who claim to have achieved very high spiritual status.
Is it because, most of the HUMANS act on “INSTINCT” (used for survival) like animals? If not how could these incidents takes place on a daily basis with participation of the so called “Leaders”.?
SIRI / March 12, 2014
I would put that in this way.
Among the animals human beings are recognized as the highly intelligent creatures. But among the premates there are still more intelligent ones than the human beings.
Among human being (homo sapiens), there can still be ones behaving like subhuman nature. Most those trying to live up their unique kind of fantasies destroying the respect and dignity of the humanbeings belong also to the category though still identified as human beings just from the outer cover.
Now about leaders: Leaders you need to define in today´s context
a) Is he a leader if he or she commits crimes that escape due to the close contacts to the top leadership of the country
b) Is he a leader just because of gaping voters voted them into power without considering the depth of the value of universal franchise ?
c) Is he a leader getting elected through wrongful info based election campaign. Nor cant they be people´s representatives either.
Rohan / March 13, 2014
Silk wearing Sadhu celebrates a birthday with chicken drumsticks and all, and the guest sadhus are eating their food with folk and spoon. Great to see, no?
Desperateminds / March 13, 2014
May be the man is suffering from inferiority complex longing to see him above.
This kind of news are rarity in buddhism. Tomorrow on, buddhists will start with lavish parties in the name of buddha…
kris / March 13, 2014
If wijedasa knows this was a birthday party then he should have go back, instead he joined the other idiot UNP Politians and enjoyed the birthday now trying to fool the general public
SUN / March 13, 2014
You should be an idiot not to know that srilanken cutlure is if you visit an alms giving or the like, he should stay their a while even if you like or not. May be as the large crowd of adherents to this monk, Wijedasa and Thissa failed to deny. Anyway, the man in silk robes is paradise bird longing to enjoy his life, focusing to get attracted to people.
mechanic / March 13, 2014
Don’t believe the bugger Wijedasa. Just look at those images. Wijedasa and Attanayake must have enjoyed the B’day bash thoroughly as much as or more than Duminda.
Laxman / March 13, 2014
Come on Mr.Rajapakse.Please dont insult the intelligence of the ordinary people.One does not have to be a lawyer of your refute to see through this whole episode.You really cut yourself a sorry figure by attending this Almsgiving?B’day Bash of this rogue Monk
priya / March 14, 2014
What a disgraceful sight.Yes Mr Rajapakshe,even the person climbed the kithul tree had a story to tell.You are exposed with the rogue monk.Sorry to say this.But people are not konde bandapu cheenas.
N. Mithra / March 14, 2014
Mr WR, this is what is called..”baba hukun”
sama / March 17, 2014
Hey – explain what Babahukun means ? These are new terms being added to current sinhala. I have Not been in the country for the last 25 years. So would be great if you could please explain what you mean. Today, there are new words in Rajapakshe era – than 2 decades ago.
a) Kade yanawa
b) Elakiri… ?
c) Babunhukun (this is a term used by many in the country today, I noticed that last time.. sounds though not polite to hear)
Song contexts have been like common baila to this day. This is the reason I feel those songs in our days ( 3 decades in SL) had an advanced formulation. I loved them – and even asked many a time, how intelligent the song writer should have been. Songs of Nandamalini, Gunadasa Kapuge, Victor R, TM sent a great message across the nation. Amaradewa s songs on Radio that we heard waking up in the morning made us all stronger for the day.