Join hands to defeat conspiracies - Mahanayake Theras
The Mahanayake Theras of the three Nikayas in a joint statement
yesterday have called upon the people to shed all petty differences and
join hands with the government to defeat all foreign conspiracies aimed
at undermining the country’s development efforts and the communal and
religious unity and amity now building up. “If the people go against a
government they themselves have elected by raising issues regarding
temporary economic problems and other differences, it would only
contribute towards the country’s downfall,” they said.
The statement was signed by Most Ven Tibbotuwawe Sri Siddharta
Sumangala Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter, Most Ven Udugama Sri
Buddharakkitha Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter, Most Ven
Weweldeniye Medalankara Mahanayake Thera of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha
Nikaya and the Most Ven Dawuldena Gnanissara Mahanayake Thera of the
Amarapura Maha Nikaya.
Direct intervention against Sri Lanka’s independence - Rev Cyril
The action taken by the United States to table a resolution against
Sri Lanka at the 19th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights
Council and certain Western countries deciding to support it, is
tantamount to a direct intervention against Sri Lanka’s independence and
sovereignty and an insult to the intelligence of the people of the
country, said Episcopal Vicar, Southern region, Archdiocese of Colombo
Most Rev Cyril Gamini Fernando in a statement yesterday.
The statement added that Most Rev Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith is of the
opinion that the best possible and powerful answer to this foreign
interference is to implement the recommendations of the LLRC Commission
appointed by the government while requesting the government to take
immediate action in this regard, he would request all citizens to rally
round this effort, disregarding all communal religious and other petty
HR violators condemning govt - Dr Wijetunga
Some Western countries which have violated human rights, are
condemning the government as having violated human rights in Sri Lanka.
This is at a moment when they should really support Sri Lanka to
establish itself as a free and independent state after having vanquished
the LTTE, former Presidential candidate and author Dr Harishchandra
Wijetunga said. Dr Wijetunga stated that Sri Lankans, irrespective of
political, racial and religious differences, support the President. Prof
Nalin de Silva said that some countries are trying to build puppet
governments around the world.
“As a result they create separatist leaders like Prabhakaran. They
also provided funds, equipment and other facilities to the terrorists,”
‘Plans to create conflict between Sinhalese Tamils’
The majority who are getting profits from the diaspora want to
disrupt the hard won peace in the country with the help of some Western
countries, International Hindu Buddhist Association coordinator and
Jaffna Tamil Buddhist Association president Ravi Kumar said.
“They are trying to create a conflict between the Sinhalese and the
Tamils,” he said.