1 December, 2021

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Video Evidence: Violent Buddhist Monks Are Using ‘Sudda Sinhala Filth’

Video evidence: Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara who thretened police officers and used ‘Sudda Sinhala filth’. In this video the monk was also making racist remarks against Muslims and Tamils.

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    the monk like a rowdy

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      Wow, this clip should be showed everywhere – how the great “Buddhist revival” that Gota the White van goon was boasting about is gaining steam!. This monk was reportedly coming from one of Gota’s functions! Hence the arrogance and anti-minority rage..

      What is practiced in Lanka now is UNBUDDHIST PUBLIC RELIGION. This should be shown around the Buddhist world and there needs to be a call for the cleansing of Buddhism in Sri Lanka which

      Sri Lanka can now claim another FIRST! It is contributing a new kind of “Buddhist revival” to the world ” Violent Buddhism” –the result of the unholy marriage between politics and religion during war time- and war criminals running the country! Time for people to stand up and boycott all temples that are receiving political patronage, particularly from those accused of war crimes.

      This video clip MUST be shown on every TV screen to illustrate how Buddhism has been destroyed and denigrated by Gota the goon and Rajapakse dictatorship who are cultivating unBuddhist monks for unBuddhist purposes and destroying the religion.

      If the Mahanayakas do not take action on this monk it will show the world that B

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    BRING IN THE PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL NOT ONLY TO BAN THESE DISRACEFUL BUDDHIST MONKS WHO ARE BRINGING DISGRACE AND DISREPUTE TO THE BUDDHA SASANA BUT ALSO TO DEROBE THESE SILLY BUGGER FROM ENTERING ANY TEMPLES AND RUINING THIS COUNTRY WITH SHAREFUL BUDDHISM

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    It is not only the monks but the Political powers behind them.
    According to this bhikkhu ( or his aides ) they were returning from a function at which Gota was the Chief guest. When they mention that, the DIG let them go

    It is up to the Sinhala Buddhists to ask what kind a state/what kind of Buddhism they wish to continue!

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      better than united states and better than other religion because they rich as the way you like and poor as the way we like.

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    Helena Waidiyasekerta You are Sinhala and you don’t know English too, though you have an English first name.

    See how you have writeenthe word “shameful”

    I never herd a last name called “Sekarta” and eventhe first part would not be spelled as “waidiya”

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      Knowing English or not she has expressed her views. These comments are not for the people to teach English, But to express your view. Sorry I had to point that to you. Pl. do not be offended.

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      Racists like you have a triumph like DJ , if somebody open their mouth you try to shut them with all your capabilities which is not political at all

      DJ tries in the same manner if people like Ajith writes something in CT

      This is a sign of a real weakness

      Try to deal with a subject independant from their language competency if you have a strong opinion

      You guys, you are the suyabasha thugs! like SWRD, and this Patali from HU

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    From all the religious denominations prevalent in Sri Lanka, only the Buddhist clergy has seen it appropriate to get involved in running the country (ie ‘representing’ the electorate in parliament).

    One must ask whether Buddhist monks feel that their direct input in positions of political power are critically necessary in “saving” the last bastion of Sinhala and Buddhist identities from eventual disappearance from the planet.

    If that is the motivation for them, then the people must ask if that is how monks should change their role from teaching people the tenets of Buddhism and guiding them in the path to salvation, and following the Buddha’s expectation that the Dhamma is propagated through them, to a militant, exhibitionist and para-military vigilante role of persecutor and enforcer.(a very un-Buddhist role, even for a lay person)

    In the absence of similar motivations in their counterparts in Tibet, Burma or Thailand (for example), is there no shame that these people bring so much discredit to their country and to the Sri Lankan (Buddhist) identity?

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    I believe it is about time that the public should thrash any robed monk seen elsewhere other than at a hospital. This belief that the robe should be respected is only a cover. What is there to respect the robe, when rowdies wear robes as this monk. This is the result of Institutionalising the Religion and the so called Buddhist priests acting as the custodians of the Philosophy. Tomorrow if I were to become a priest and lead a life devoid of want, renouncing worldly desires, I do not need the upasampadawas of any other. From tomorrow even this body, does not belong to me. I have no desire for any special food, the need for money or travel. A little food to keep my body and soul together is all that I require to develop my intuitive mind through meditation the only path to Nirvana.

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      Hey Kamini

      Nice thoughts man!!!!!!!. Good to see your brain works occasionally. Surely in the right direction this time.

      Ourlives in this world is very short and temporary. We are here to have a little rest in our long journeys.

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    See today’s fitting admonition from the Asgiriya Mahanayake isssued to Buddhist monks entering politics.

    I did not have much respect for these Mahanayakes but this is a truth well said.

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      Well, there is no point in voicing his opinion now that these political monks have not only disgraced their religion but also the good name of the majority of the decent sinhala people by their antics. Why didn’t he bar these monks from wearing the saffron robe and why didn’t he expell these monks from the temples? He probably agreed with their racist stance and that’s why he kept quiet.

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    These dogs disgrace the religion. Surprisingly the police in Sri Lanka who are famed for their arrest and torture of innocent civilians got an earful of abuse but allowed the filthy mouthed monks to walk away.

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    Welcome to Sri Lanka style Buddhism.Some one should send a copy of this to all the Buddhist countries in the world to show how Buddhism is been followed in Sri Lanka.NAMO TASSA BHAGAWATO ARAHATO SAMMA SAMBU DHASSA.HE should be send to Geneva to represent Sri Lanka.

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    The big question is, what the heck are the rulers of this nation, the Rajapaksa’s doing about this? Their silence is deafening. The has to be nipped in the bud, before it explodes into communal problems, yet again, for Sri Lanka. This thug monk has to be stripped off his sham of a role as monk and given the strictest punishment.
    It seems there are elements trying to cause internal strife in this country, especially against Muslims, and the government has to get to the bottom of all this.

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    No point in getting hot under the collar.They bring disgrace to the country in the name of religion. They are out of control and out numbered. Too late now and its cancerous. Only the so called Mahasangha can take charge or take the responsibility for this kind of behaviour.While our president seeks publicity why not the monks?. They too are the echelons of our society .The president may be lucky 3rd time round to deliver his speech during his Olympic visit. You’re very welcome sir.Best to bring some of these “suddha singhala filth” speaking monks in your entourage.Our president will be very safe among them.

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    The problem with the Sri Lankan Buddhists is, when they see a person or anything for that matter wrapped in a yellow robe, they not only respect but also fall on their knees and worship it. As long as there are millions of such gullible in Sri Lanka, these rowdees in robes will always have a field day.

    Sri Lankan Buddhist monks are not only racists but also barbaric. Unfortunately, this is the kind of Buddhism followed in Sri Lanka. Still the gullible believe that these are Buddha’s deciples (Sangha). Sir John Kothalawela once said, tar should be applied on their heads. Such Buddhist monks should be arrested, why is the police so scared of them? This is the right time to amend the law, Buddhist monks should be disciplined, they should not be allowed to engage in any kind of politics. They should only be preaching in the temples. Still there is something called Buddhist law in Sri Lanka, the government should fully implement it.

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    This monk’s behavior should serve as inspiration for reflection on what the Buddha actually taught and what the role of the sanga represent. Sri Lanka is claiming to protect Buddhism; the country is setting itself up in an exemplary Buddhist role, yet allowing its sanga to demonstrate extreme deterioration of what the sanga represent. In practice, Buddhism is a philosophy that moves the mind away from very type of mindless behavior demonstrated by this monk, and towards greater mindfulness and progressively to ultimately a state of liberation of the mind, which is in fact freedom from the very state of mind that the monk is demonstrating. The behavior of the monk here is moving his mind in the opposite direction – towards total mindlessness and misery and the very suffering that the Buddha warned humanity about. By allowing its members to display extreme acts of mindlessness, Sri Lanka’s sanga and the country’s leaders are in fact endorsing the deterioration of Buddhism and destroying its foundations. Ironically, a full page advertisement in the current issue of our national airline’s inflight magazine sums up the malaise prevalent in Sri Lanka’s Buddhist religious establishments today — the advertisement for the Gangaramaya in that magazine bears a half page photograph of a yakka mask over which the name of the temple has been plastered. The dhamma itself has been reduced to a very minor role in a little box in the bottom half of the page, along with other cultural curiosities. Perhaps the monks of this very respected temple are not aware that a yakka face is in fact an avatar of the demonic mind of extreme anger and pride that the Buddha warned us against, similar to that displayed by this monk. Sadly, it appears to sum up the state of this nation’s take on Buddhism.

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    Hey, everyone jumped to make conclusion based on the heading of this article, there is no way this vedio prove budistmonk talk in filthy words , yes we can see B monk in this vedio but that doesn’t confirm monk used filthy words , some idiots already decided what is buddhism

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      What the hell do you know about Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka? This is much better. I have withnessed them doing worst things. Talking in filthy words when they are provoked is very common. Buddhists know what Buddhism is but unfortunately the non Buddhists will misunderstand Buddhism when they see these incidents which are very common in Sri Lanka.

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      Did you listen to the recording in full? I doubt it. It is understandable you feel ashamed to follow these monks, hoping to gain Nirvana. Don’t fool yourself, These recordings by camera phone are genuine. The statements made ‘respect the robe’ can only mean – demand for respect by other ‘lowly’ creatures. Layman never speak like that. Any monk is no saint, but just another human being like you and I. He can get into rage for something so trivial, or can be calm under immense pressure. It is all under his own self control. What is unacceptable is the example set by a member of the clergy, who should ideally settle disputes, rather than create issues. For all I know, those officers must be all Buddhists. How do you think they will feel? These monks are taking the law into their own hands, and strong arm action is required soon to put them (trouble maker monks) in their proper place – confined to temples. It is no wonder, police could not stop these type of rowdy monks from entering mosque and disturbing the peace in Dambulla. There are many more like em, who need to be exposed.

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    I am not a Buddhist but I watch what the Buddhist monks do.
    Is this the actual Buddhism?
    Did Buddha also behave like these Buddhist monks?
    Is Rowdieism and Barbarism part of Buddhism?
    Does Buddhism preach racism?
    I am confused!

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      I wounder if you were born yesterday.?

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    it is very convenient for people who have prostituted their very religion to foreigners, such as anglicans, to be very upset when somebody uses the words that should be used against ‘para suddas’ who targetted, and are still targetting, this island nation. i think, any one who is not a buddhist, and living in sri lanka, is a betrayer of the worst sort. they are doomed to lives of childless, purposeless lives forever.

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    I think Hon. Dr. Mervyn Silva behaves much better than Ven. Kirulapona Nanda. A disgrace to Buddha and Buddhism. Is this the way to protect Buddhism? Nobody assigned stray dogs to protect Buddha saasana, it should be protected by the Buddhists and not filthy thugs.

    Every Buddhist in Sri Lanka should support the lawyer Rajapakshe who is come forward to legally prohibit the cleargy from engaging in politics and bring shame to the religions. Every journalist should support this move to confine these monks to the temple only to preach the Buddhist scriptures and nothing else.

    The Buddhist monks should be allowed to learn only Buddhism and Pali in the universities and should not be allowed to enter other faculties. The this government has a back bone, it should stop these monks from bringing disrepute to Buddhists and Buddhism. What will the non-Buddhists think of Buddha and Buddhism when they see the Buddhist cleargy behaving like filthy thugs?

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    This brash monk should be lynched for his arrogance, and audacity to reprimand the guardians of the law. They are scoundrels who should be disrobed and taught a good lesson to bring them down to earth. Clear sign of things to come. It has already been hatched by mixing politics with religion. A deadly cocktail, where one needs the other to survive as a majority. Foolish and ignorant politicians are to blame for playing to the gallery. First with underworld criminals, and then with Buddhist monks who behave and think they are a law unto themselves. No questions are asked, no police arrests are made, the government says and does nothing, at least until now, where a motion to ban monks from doing polite tricks – politics. Even this I doubt will get passed, since it is introduced by an opposition member, and the government cannot afford to lose its ally – JHU, which may break the back of the coalition. So we go on and on with no solution in sight. God save this country from the curse of these hooligans dressed in saffron robes.

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    As a Sinhala Budhist living overseas I was shocked at the filthy language and behaviour of the man in yellow robes. Why didnt the police arrest this man and give him a few clouts behind his ears. It is the fault of the government that by the behaviour of some of their own ministers and politicians that speak filth openly that sets a bad example to the public.Is this the Dharmishta society we boast of. I thought that some day i will come back to the land of my birth and live a peaceful lfe. I have given up hope. Will we ever be a decent democratic country where orruption ,nepotism, and lawlessness will be a thing of the past.

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    These saffron clad vermin’s are the worst scums in this world. They deface the precepts of Buddhism while extolling the virtues of their priesthood as if there is no other. These imbeciles should be publicly beheaded for Sri Lanka to proper as they feel they have a divine right to intervene in the running of the country. Except for a very few humble Buddhist monks who can be called real priests the rest of these sanctimonious humbugs should be banished into purgatory never to be seen again.

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      The country is open to Chinese but close to muslims.Open to Indians but
      close to Tamils.And open to the west but closed to christians.Most strikingly,open to global investments but closed to non-budhist locals.
      Any diagnosis?More than 90% of budhist temples are racists and have embarked on a vicious mission of disrupting everybody’s progress.
      Sinhalese must wake up.Sinhalese must one day understand that those who have decided life is not worth living facing challenges,have nothing to offer them except superstition.As Sinhalese are progressing these monks are now going wild,coming on to the streets under various pretexts.They have given up on everything except thurst for blood!Blood budhism!

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        Yes, may be there are a few bad apples, but as a whole Buddhist monks are all good people. All are not blood thirsty as suggested. Muslims, Christians and as time goes by, even the Hindus can get along with Buddhists monks, since there are very tolerant. This militancy by them is something new and of recent origin. It just may be that they are being misled and brainwashed that if they are to survive and taken seriously, then they must show aggression and show to other communities – who is the boss, due to majority status. But if you speak to them on person-to-person basis, they are friendly, generous and helpful and even offer the temple as a resting place. I have much respect for them. You too must experience it to come to know them better.

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    During my travels in south sri lanka in the seventies, I have seen villagers prostrating themselves on the ground in front of buddhist monks, on the roadside, to pay their respects, and receive their blessings.
    Now,the buddhist clergy have travelled a long way,even upto parliament.
    I wonder whether the “respect” for them is still there,among the majority of buddhists.
    What is seen & heard in the video above is disgusting.
    The Private Member’s bill proposed in parliament to bar clergy from contesting elective office,should be passed by parliament, into law.
    Clergy of all religions must be debarred from contesting elective office. They must remain clergymen and not become politicians.

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    This is a virus which is infected to these Monks after the War Victory by Nationalist & bogus patriots, now why should he pull the word Hambayas (Muslims) into it, what has that got to do?
    because discrimination & abusiveness is directed at the Muslims now from the Tamils, in Elpitiya , Akuressa & Galle they have put up posters not to have any dealings with Muslims also they have threatened many Muslim traders to close their Business & Go.

    King Mahinda is idling & touring the World without any action nipping it in the bud before situation worsens.

    Another catastrophe is in the offing .

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    Sadhu, Sadhu, Saaadhu, This monk was only giving the policing force a lesson on responding fast to public emergency, instead of sleeping on the job, with the gates closed. Someone’s got to do the job, and who better than a pious member of the clergy. They (Buddhist Priests) have received training to respond to any situation in the most appropriate manner. When giving religious sermon (Dharma Deshana), in a calm, collective and thoughtful manner using measured words. In violent situations, show agression demanding justice for all. This is what he did. He needed to use gentle force. Please be kind to him, and understand his position.

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      Desapiya,please do not forget that it is not monk’s job to see that
      “justice” is done to all.And doing that by breaking their own “seela” and civilised manners is not appearing for people but just showing some “muscles” built up over time and displaying under protection.This is another opportunity for people to open their eyes and see what their “nirvana carriers” are capable of doing to them in the out.Is the police not going to nirvana?

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    No one can do anything about the behaviour of our buddhist monks. If you speak against them or disrespect them the bad karma will not only ruin your life , your family and the generations to come will be cursed. This is how the buddhism thrived in SL by the fear psychosis forced upon on the devoted lay people. The lay people will do anything for the religion which has been misused by the yellow robed men. Even when a respected buddhist monk convicted a paedophile the wilful blindness took over in the name of being a good buddhists. There you go. Keeping our eyes closed and turn away from rights to wrong who is fooling who? In my belief as i believe in my religion if I wink and nod to wrongs I too will be committing a crime by supporting wrongs. Where is ones conscience?

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      Rather than lecture others, you should think of your religion. If you know Buddhism,you should know that no one is born a low class or high class but gain it by that persons action. So, that Buddhist monk show his true colors. But, do you throw the baby with the bath water. Finally, one should see the situation from every angle to understand it before come to a conclusion. May you find the salvation from whatever the religion, or faith you are following.

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    If the non buddhist misunderstand buddism by looking at one monk we can think about non buddhist mentality,no one should make judgement on other religon looking at one person , if they want to make Judgement on other religon they should learn the religon first, any religon followers or preaches are not 100% perfect, how many christian fathers are in jail for sex abuses,IDIOT like Mohd will think christian is not the good religon-please grow up

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      Kris the parangi Buddhist,

      I am not generalizing by looking at one Buddhist. I live in Sri Lanka and I have seen many Buddhist monks behaving like this. I have never seen a civilized Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, they are all dirty racists and war mongers. In Sri Lanka Buddhism is nothing but racist politics. I wonder if Buddha was also a politician. What wrong did the Muslims do for these Buddhist Barbarians to demolish other people’s place of worship (Mosque)?

      I remember the Sharuk Khan show in Colombo, where these yellow robed skin headed punks (so called monks) were behaving like first class thugs. They were dancing on the streets in protest wearing saffron robes. Later, they even lobbed a bomb inside the stage. Problem in Sri Lanka is, irrespective of butcher, thug, rogue or a rapist, the moment they wear a yellow robe, the people bend into many different shapes to worship them and respect them.

      I am not taking any sides here but almost all the Theravada Buddhist countries are poverty stricken third world countries, with lots of problems such as war, prostitution, etc. and they continue to beg the first world Christian and Muslim (Arab) countries.
      This is the fate of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, very unfortunate. See how the guardians of Buddhism are behaving. A real disgrace, poor Buddha the enlightened one, what will the non-Buddhists think of him and his religion?

      Kris the parangi Buddhist, You need not go very far, just ask your home people (if they live in SL) and they will tell you all about it.

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    These idiots should be stoned to death, they are giving a bad name to Buddhism and our country. How can we go to temple and worship in front of them.

    The Govt., should come up with a law that these Monks should not involve in politics and any other public related works, they should stay in the temple and their religious job only, otherwise our country will go to dog again, because of these idiots.

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      Ranasinghe says:

      “These idiots should be stoned to death”

      Are you being serious?

      Remember the island is not Saudi Arabia and people are not judged by HADITH. In Saudi stoning to death is mostly reserved for sexual misconduct.

      Killing of another person is morally wrong and will not act as a deterrent. By any chance you are working for Gota?

      There was a job opening for an Alugosuva (hangman) at the prison. Would you be interested?

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        Hay Native

        It is me again.

        It is very unfair to bash the Buddhism or its followers based on the rogue monks like this and others. AS we all know, we see similar leading characters in Roman Catholic churches such as Manner Bishop Joseph who has been supporting blood sucking terra monkeys in day light and catholic priests do all sort of sexual misbehaviours. Should we go and bash all Catholics in the world or the Christ? Do we go and bash Hinduism for their thousand gods and their multiple wives and concubines?

        No, it is the person in robe who is showing their own behaviour not the true behaviour of the religion.

        Use the pinch of brain that you have in your head before you jump the gun. It is not too late for you to be educate yourself.

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          Mad Mark Webber

          Good to hear from you after a considerable lapse of time.

          Were you hibernating?

          Which part of my comment convinced you to advise me that I used the pinch of brain that is in my head before I jumped the gun?

          Don’t go hibernating if you cannot point out the part in question.

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          Mark Webber AKA [Edited out],

          Everybody knows that you are singing to this regime to earn your supper. What I cannot understand is why you are stooping to the level of licking their feet? Where is your self respect man? I am also a Wesleyite who is ashamed of you.

          I am sure you remember these verses,
          Wave our colours high and free
          Wesley forward steadily
          From victory to victory
          Wesley to the fore

          And now you are licking the regime to earn your daily bread, what a SHAME………

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    Buddist Monks must remain in Temple. The monks should be banned from entering parliament and must be brought before justice if they involved in any activity that affect the mionrity community in the country. They have brought disgrace to the nation and to the decent Singhala people. The politicians and the Monks have destroyed the country. Unless you put a stop to this this nation will not recover.

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    Facts of the case here

    1) Police officers are reportedly drunk

    2) The monk group tried to leave peacefully

    3) They were only having tail lights off — which is not very important

    4) The police officers started violent discussion which was not reported in the video

    5) Monks trying to leave for home after working for defence ministry for the whole day at a function

    6) Behavior of these monks DEFINITELY cannot be condoned despite provocation by police

    7) Police in Sri lanka are often corrupt and can be found drunk on duty after midnight — personal experience

    6) You are only having part of the story here .

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      James,

      Please do not try to fool yourself. Watch the video over and over and see who is drunk, the police or the Monk? If the police were drunk they would have clobbered this monk. The police were calm and quite even after the monk swear at them in utter filth.

      Is this the way Buddha’s deciples should behave?

      When you talk about your personal experience why not speak about the monks too.

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      James-june,both theses monks and the police are wrapped up in their uniforms to behave in a distinguished way so that they can be held
      responsible for their acts.Police is not police and the monks are not
      monks.This is the case in our country.Your point no.5,if true,is the
      redbull for their behaviour,no doubt,taken their mentality into count.It’s high time Good Sinhalese distance themselves from thugs taking them for rides under different brand names to achieve their barbaric emancipation.When the whole country is corrupt full up to the neck,it’s extremely unfair only to pick on the police and in an environment where even saintly,holy and godly or venerables are venerated to the level of thugs and no wonder thugs are becoming venerables in the absence of Holies.Srilankan monks can not face emerging techy younger budhist lot and as a result trying all their tricks to divert the attention away from them by targetting other religions just to keep in shape.MP wijedasa’s view that budhism is on decline,is a good example for monk’s violent behaviour.It’s not muslims to blame.Go after Capitalist and Socialist democracies.No wonder many are shedding their robes for open luxuries.It’s no joke nearly 5000 left their robes hanging in trees last year to get out of suicide monastry.

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    I feel sorry for this monk. He is fighting a lonely battle, against all the odds. I don’t know why you people say bad things about his behaviour, since it is normal for him to get angry when you disrespect him. He his a member of the clergy and is the person to whom we turn in our hour of need, for kind words and solace. In our country Sri Lanka, Police officers are considered inefficient, downright nasty and cussard, bribe takers, and generally thought of as bad omen for good people. They don’t catch culprits who commit crimes, don’t maintain law and order, scared of thugs and marauding monks, and only want to please politicians by even bending backwards. They take sides when fighting erupts, and turn the other side when criminal offence is being committed in front of their own eyes. Most despicable behaviour. Not so this monk. I know him to be good stock and is a decent monk, who may be got a little angry for bad, may be police drunken behaviour.

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    why buddhist? ? ? why not you???? knock your self sir, think about you first before commence !!!!

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