Ban on pandals on Vesak, Poson Poya days to remain: Minister
Posted on April 21st, 2018

Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said yesterday the ban of pandals on Vesak and Poson Poya Days would not be changed and stressed the need to focus on the spiritual aspect of religion rather than on mundane activities.

He told Daily Mirror that this prohibition on pandals would only apply to May 29, the Vesak Poya Day and June 27 the Poson Poya Day and that pandals could be put up on the other days.

The minister had imposed this restriction last month but the Government Information Department said the government had not taken a policy decision to ban dansals and pandals on Vesak and on Poson Poya Days.

He said the ministry had requested the people to refrain from putting up pandals only on Vesak and Poson Poya Days following a request made to him by the Mahanayake Theras.

This decision was made to safeguard Buddhist principles and encourage Buddhists to engage in spiritual activities during Vesak and Poson,” the minister said.

He said all concerned including the Police had been informed to impose this restriction on pandals on the specified days while dansals can be held on these days.

The ministry will soon make a proposal to the Cabinet to prohibit pandals on Vesak and Poson Poya Days applicable to every year. A national policy will be implemented in this regard,” he said.

3 Responses to “Ban on pandals on Vesak, Poson Poya days to remain: Minister”

  1. ranjit Says:

    This Gamini jayawickreme is an idiot with idiotic ideas and his government too idiotic so nothing to say about these idiots except throw them to garbage in the next general election. Jailing buddhist monks and bring laws to curb buddhist activities which are there for thousands of years cannot be tolerated anymore. So let’s get united to send these western backed idiots and traitors to Sri Lanka to the next world as soon as possible before they destroy our Sinhalese land and our sacred religion Buddhism.

  2. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Traitor anti Buddhist, anti Sinhalese, anti Sri Lanka catholic-run UNPatriotic_rats have been busy destroying Buddhism,
    Sri Lanka and the Sinhalese race
    since john kota times who wanted paint Buddhist monks’ head with tar. Then traitor alugosuwa (to Sinhalese only)
    thambi mudiyanselage [email protected] put foundations to break up Sri Lanka by introducing 13, 13A to please its ardent supporters
    tamils, mussies and catholics who vote them 100% plus the catholic west. What’s more traitor thambi mudiyanselage [email protected] created diasprats all over the world who want to dismember Mother Lanka all the time.

    After traitor alugosuwa [email protected] came its nephew, the biggest traitor ever in the history of Sri Lanka traitor chief die hard
    catholic token Buddhist mega thief mega thakkadiya Bay gal karaya walking crime bomb with the timer set for 10-20
    years Batalande Wadakaya Pol Pot [email protected] wickrama Sinhala killer. (Google Batalande Wadakaya’s crimes against
    Sri Lanka, Sinhalese race and Buddhism to see the papatharaya’s actions). Batalande Wadakaya has been destroying Sri
    Lanka, Buddhism and Sinhalese race for the last 40 years with the support of some traitor, pea brained Sinhala
    modayas. [email protected] has even managed to fool some Buddhist monks like pin bath gilamin Buddhism destroying
    thibbotte bathgotte, ambare damilaya etc. etc with his religion of convenience.

    While die hard ministers in other religions do what
    they like our toothless GJP (perera should give a clue to where his loyalties are) wants to bring in new laws to curb
    Buddhism. Now the portguese national wants to bring in new laws to seek permission to built new temples while
    mussies, tamils and catholics can put up their worshipping places without any hindrance. The traitor UNPatriotic_rats,
    tamils, mussies and catholics
    want to destroy the only true religion in the world, Buddhism. Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and his book, The
    Tree of Life explained how the 2 legged creatures, and all the millions of creatures came to being destroying the creator
    god myth. Still these people following a mythical god and going down a wrong road. By doing so they accrue a lot of sins. As a result of that they won’t be two legged creatures in their next lives. Good for Mother Lanka!

  3. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    THIS GAMINI PERERA IS A BLOODY IDIOT. HE SAYS THAT PANDALS CAN BE PUT ON OTHER DAYS. THIS BUGGERS SOMEBODY MUST BE CHRISTIAN, AND IS INFLUENCED TO CURB ALL BUDDHIST ACTIVITIES, ON VESAK AND POSON DAYS. THE VESAK DAY, IS BEING LOOKED FORWARD BY BUDDHISTS IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO SEE PANDALS. THIS GAMINI MUST BE MENTALLY SICK. HE NEEDS TO GO TO ANGODA. SO, THIS BUGGER IS THE BUDDHASASANA MINISTER, AND HE CONTEMPLATES TO BAN VESAK PANDALS, EH ? WHO APPOINTED THIS **ARZOLE** AS MINISTER ?

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