“Government harassing Buddhist clergy” – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said, there is no other group that suffered more under this Government than the Buddhist clergy, as they even remanded monks.
He said this while attending a ceremony to present ‘Aktha Pathra’ to Ven. Kalubovitiyana Wimalarathana Thera, on 15 July, at the Nadeniya Sri Pala Bodhiraja Senasana.
“These leaders insult the monks and even the other religious leaders and try to agitate the people. Therefore, the President and the Prime Minister should take steps against the Ministers and Parliamentarians who make such statements,” he added.
He further said, there are leaders who say that this is not a Buddhist country, adding that they should be advised to apologise to the people.
Rajapaksa said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should immediately look into the case of those who offend Buddhist religious leaders, and if they do not, these persons should be punished in a different way.
He further said that for the past four years, the Buddhist clergy and various leaders had been insulted and condemned more than ever. He also pointed out that if proper actions were not taken on these matters, it was a serious insult to Buddhism, the clergy and the entire Buddhist community.
(Source: Ceylon Today)
Alponsu Ranjan Ramanayake is a UNP MP he verbally abused Buddhist monks!
My pal Amarakoon appears to have been irked by Ranjan’s exposure.
Mate Amarakoon, Australia’s Catholic Cardinal and close associate of the Pope is in prison for or abuse of minors.
Just imagine, our Mercedes Mahanayakes going to prison for covering up abuse of minors within their faith?
Mate Amarakoon, there will be revolutions of sorts if that happens in glorious Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka.
Amarakoon, come to terms with human sexuality and lobby for removal of the celibacy rules for Buddhist Monks.
Buddhist Monks are known for their abuse of their followers and fellow citizens.
At last, they are at the end of the stick in this instance.
Hail Ranjan for the exposure.
Mr. David Boomdel, I follwed this case in Australia. This happened involving Catholic Clergy in the USA, France, Germany, Ireland. It seems Catholic priests in SL are immune to your so called human sexuality! Is there any specific sexual harassment case involving Buddhist monks in SL at this moment and anyone blocking it? I mean the Maha Nayak’s. There are thousands of Buddhist monks in SL and this can happen. But a baptized Christian Alponso Ranjan Ramanayake generalized this by saying 90% of Buddhist monks are homosexuals and they were being abused when they were young! How can he substantiate this? Has he done any research to back this up? Mr. David Boomdel is 100% of Cristian Priests are Homosexuals? Were they been abused by Cardinals and Bishops? I need an answer here dude.
For you Mr. Ranindra Maldeniya, If Buddhist priests are known for this kind of abuse let the court decide it. How many cases are there? I am sure some unknown party asked the fool Alphonso Ranjan Ramanayaka to make this statement to agitate Sinhala Buddhists take their wrath and attack Christens like Ramanayake. This will divert the attention of infamous agreements such as ACSC & SOFA. Then, after Easter IS attacks UNP became unpopular and thy can’t cunt anymore on their Christian voter base. They need a Christian Buddhist clash and take the side of Christians and win back they Christian voter base! Let me conclude, if any Buddhist monk abuse a novice priest let the court punish the culprits. Generalizing the entire Buddhist monks is a shot below the belt.
Sri Lankans have been a ‘push under the carpet’ society with regard to human rights.
If a minor, youth or woman is abused either at home or outside home (in public transport, in the workplace, in religious and other insttutions), society pushed the incident under the carpet and moved on.
Safety of human beings is a human right. Any violation of that human right should be confronted and the law enforced.
I watched an interesting news clip showing top guns of the Buddhist Raavana Balaya meeting with Ranjan Ramanayake a few days ago. The latter opened and showed the contents of a file conatining evidence of alleged violations of human rights in Buddhist Institutions and the former, in an extremely non-confrontational manner, advised Ranjan to provide that evidence to the Mahanayakes for consideration.
I consider that event to demonstrate the maturity of the younger generation who are extremely conscious of their rights.
Amarakoon, there is no point in speculating political manipulations for every event in the country. Our society is changing to the better, more conscious of our rights.
Human rights are violated in all public places and institutions in SL, including Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim and Hindu Institutions. Let’s us confront these disgusting violations and ensure that all people are entitled to live safely in private as well as public spaces.