Sirisena reneged on vow made on casket of Buddha’s relics – Sangha Nayake Thera
Posted on December 18th, 2014

Ven. Piyananda Thera

Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena was not trustworthy and should be shunned by all Buddhists for he had reneged a promise he had made by placing his hands on a casket containing the sacred relics of the Buddha, Chief Sanghanayake of the US, Dr. Walpola Piyananda Thera said.


Addressing a public rally organised by the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna at Sathosa Auditorium at Homagama on Wednesday evening Ven. Piyananda Thera said Sirisena had sworn by the casket of relics of the Buddha in the presence of JHU’s Ven. Ellawela Medhananda that he would never desert the President or the SLFP. “Sirisena took that oath by placing both hands on the casket of relics brought to Temple Trees in view of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s birthday.

“A person who does not honour such a solemn pledge could not be considered a Buddhist. All the Buddhists should shun such a person,” the Nayaka Thera said. Not only Buddhists, but also all other religions should stay away from such an untrustworthy person. Catholics would never renege on a vow taken on the Holy Bible. And the Muslims would never break a promise made on the Holy Quran. For us nothing is holier than the Buddha’s relics. Sirisena 24 hours after swearing on the relic casket joined the Opposition leaving the President and the SLFP.”

A person capable of lying with both hands on a relic casket can betray anyone, Ven Piyananda said.

“Sirisena seems to be working on instructions from a foreign power. He has shunned the Arya Sinhala national dress to wear an alien jacket. People should understand this and must do their part to defeat this threat to national interests,” Ven Piyananda said.

MEP leader Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, addressing the gathering said that the MEP had always represented the progressive forces of the country. “We have always been with the progressive forces. We never joined hands with reactionaries. The reactionary forces are led by the UNP. We never allied with forces that betray the independence and sovereignty of this country. Will never do so and ask the people to support the progressive camp.”

Leader of the House of the Western Provincial Council, Gamini Thilakasiri, former MP Somaweera Chandrasiri, Chairman of the Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha Ruwan Prabodha, MEP Vice Chairman and Deputy Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena, Chief of MEP Youth Conference Yadamini Gunawardena and local government members of the Homagama, Maharagama, Seethawaka and Kesbewa also addressed the rally.

Homagama 2. Chief Sanghanayake of the US, Dr. Walpola Piyananda Thera addressing the MEP meeting. MEP leader Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena is also in the picture


2 Responses to “Sirisena reneged on vow made on casket of Buddha’s relics – Sangha Nayake Thera”

  1. Vimutti Says:

    >>>Sirisena seems to be working on instructions from a foreign power<<<

    And that power is the United States who is more interested in using Sri Lanka as part of its effort to contain (oppress) China than developing the Sri Lanka economy and lifting people out of poverty.

    Ranil now says if Maithripala is elected he is going to roll back the 1.5 BILLION dollar Chinese funded Colombo Port City development, the largest development of its kind in the world. He is not interested in economic development of Sri Lanka or lifting people out of poverty with the thousands of jobs this project would create, he is ONLY interested in satisfying his US China Containment masters at the US Embassy in Colombo, which provides cover for US CIA personnel operating in Sri Lanka.

    The US CIA is concerned that China will use Sri Lanka ports to secure safe passage in China trade routes with Chinese military fleet, but this is not a legitimate concern of Sri Lanka (or anyone other country for that matter) as ALL countries have a right to secure their trade with other nations as trade is the lifeblood of their economy. What the US is REALLY suggesting is that they should have some sort of 'empire rights' in violation of well-established international law to militarily interfere with China trade routes, and this desired interference is more difficult for the US to do if China is able to port its naval and submarine vessels in Sri Lanka. Why in the world would Sri Lanka want to accommodate illegal US military aggression by making it easier for them to interfere with the lawful trade between nations?

    This is why Ranil's pro-US background has to be a serious cause for concern. When Ranil was Prime Minister from 2001-2004 he allowed Sri Lanka airports to be used in the US CIA illegal torture and rendition of terror suspects. Ranil just doesn't have any moral grounding, and will do anything the US wants him to do even if it harms the people of Sri Lanka and other countries. NO COUNTRY has the right to interfere with the lawful trade between nations, and therefore US regime-change (supporting Ranil/Maithripala opposition) meddling in Sri Lanka to try to make it easier for them to "contain (oppress)" China is offensive to anyone who truly believes in good governance and the rule of law.

    The US CIA really thinks they are smarter than most Sri Lanka voters by deflecting attention away from their efforts and desire to contain China in Sri Lanka by planting phony issues like 'abolish the executive presidency', corruption, and good governance – issues US Ambassador Sison was harping on during her entire two-year tenure in Sri Lanka . On January 8th they are going to find out that they are not smarter, as most Sri Lankans want the higher paying jobs created by the billions of dollars in Chinese investments in Sri Lanka's economic development, and don't give a rat's behind about US China containment at all.

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