May 09, 2018

Diyawadana Nilame invited to take over country

Anu Nayaka of the Malwathu Chapter Ven. Imbulkumbure Wimaladhamma Thera says he intends to invite  Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela Bandara to enter active politics after the end of his term and take over the country, since those who are currently in politics are not good people.

He said this at a ceremony donating Rs. 120 million towards the development of the Trincomalee Viharaya.

Two ceremonies were organised yesterday at the Seruwawila Divisional Secretariat and the Gomarankadawala Sri Ranpokunugama Raja Maha Viharaya where the donations received to the Dalada Maligawa were donated to these institutions under the patronage of the Diyawadana Nilame.

The Anu Nayaka Thera noted that recently even the President’s close relative was caught up in a bribery scandal, adding that the current politicians are not a righteous group.

'Politics, the profession that one can rise to the highest sans proper education'

Participating in the ceremony the Asgiri Chapter Anu Nayaka Ven. Wendaruwe Sri Upali Thera said politics is one profession that a person could attain the highest positions without proper educational qualifications. He noted that there are over a hundred politicians in our parliament without even O/L qualifications, adding that in countries such as Singapore, one needs to have a degree in order to be elected to parliament.

While our monks recite the chant “Raja Bhawathu Dhammiko” throughout the day, on the other side you could hear “Raja hora Raja hora” being chanted, he said.

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