Athuraliye Rathana Thera to face corruption charges
Posted on November 12th, 2014

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The government is to seek legal redress against the convener of the National Movement for an Immaculate Tomorrow (‘Pivithuru Hetak’).Jathika Hela Urumaya Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera under charges of misusing state funds, criminal breach of trust and forging documents, reliable sources say

Athuraliye Rathana Thero who is currently active in the political scene following his association with Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Tilvin Silva. and Sarath Fonseka stresses that President Rajapaksa should stop the ongoing merrymaking and extravaganza.

Meanwhile, the attorney general has allegedly been instructed the director of the CID to initiate investigations as there is clear evidence that the Thera had obtained Rs. 4.73 million from the state, purportedly to build a Buddhist affairs and reawakening centre, but instead had used the money to build a private quarters for himself.

The report further says that the AG gave the instructions to CID chief SSP L.R. Ranaweera last week, and the presidential secretariat has ordered him to delay summoning him until 12 noon today to obtain a statement.

15 Responses to “Athuraliye Rathana Thera to face corruption charges”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:


  2. Lorenzo Says:


    He is a PATRIOT whatever his political sides are. He cannot be punished for OPPOSING MR.

    His facebook page has MANY friends, including women. I don’t know how MORAL it is for a Buddhist monk to have a Facebook page! These are DESIRES a monk is supposed to SHED. He has travelled to USA, Malaysia, China, Germany, etc. during his term. Another big question mark over his Buddhist monkhood.

    As a poltiician, he has NOT done anything WRONG as far as I know but as a Buddhist monk I have my SERIOUS doubt if he is misusing his position.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    IF MR sends a top Buddhist monk to prison, that will be the END of MR. This is a Buddhist country MR.

    You cannot send a Buddhist monk to prison for Rs. 4.73 million and for criminal breach of trust and forging documents. PETTY offences when Dumbinda Silva can get away with BLUE MURDER.

    STOP this madness now. I’m beginning to SUSPECT so and so’s patriotic credentials now. (No doubt on GR though he is a patriot still).

    AR played a big role in war. PUNISHED.
    SF played a big role in war. PUNISHED.
    Somawansa played a big role in war. PUNISHED.
    Janaka Perera played a big role in war. PUNISHED.

    Hackhim supported LTTE. REWARDED.
    Viggie supported LTTE. REWARDED.
    Pee-illey supported LTTE. RED CARPET WELCOME.
    Channel 4 loser supported LTTE. WELCOME TO SL.

    Someone is putting down one powerless patriot at a time just because they oppose him politically but wets his panties when faced with the UNHRC. What is happening?

  4. Senevirath Says:

    මට පක්ෂ පාතව සිටින තුරු මොකා මොනවා කරන වාද මම හොයන්නේ නැහැ
    මීට මහරජ

  5. Leela Says:

    සීඅයිඩිය අද රතන හිමි පසුපස යන්නේ නම් එ් හොරුන් මවා ගැනීමට බව අන්‍ධයින්ටත් පෙනේ. ශ්‍රි ලංකාවට විපක්‍ෂයක් අවශ්‍යද නැද්ද සහ පුද්ගලයින්ට දේශපාලන කිරීමේ අයිතියක් අැද්ද නැද්ද යන්න ගැන විධායක ජනාධිපතිගේ මතය වහාම ජනතාවට දැනුම්දිය යුතුය. Even the blind can see that CID following Ven. Rathana now is a witch hunt. The Executive President must inform the public whether in his opinion an opposition is a necessity to Sri Lanka or not, and the individuals has the right to do politics or not.

  6. AnuD Says:

    Almost every politician in Sri lanka is a thief.

    This looks like selective prosecution.

    It IS THE GOVT AND THE BUDDHA SASANA MINISTRY THAT HAD BUILT HIM A LUXURY BUNGALOW. Now the same govt prosecute him. I am prety sure, there will be people who are ready to mud slinging.

    I really wish this will backfire to the people who do this.

  7. SA Kumar Says:

    but wets his panties when faced with the UNHRC. What is happening?- You already got answer !
    Karma , Karma ,Karma !!!!

  8. SA Kumar Says:

    at Muttiah Park, Ven. Rathana Thera expressed
    “All these people came here of their own free will. We did not bribe them with Kassipu and money as some do.”

    Almost every politician in Sri lanka is a thief.- Agreed Include Our Tamil TN Leaders.

  9. Marco Says:

    ‘Eunuch’ is certainly not a decent word, but will someone tell us a more appropriate term to describe not only the husbands who make their wives slave away in Arab countries but also the spineless politicians who shamelessly grovel before their leader and stomach all indignities while sponging off the hapless public?

    Editorial from the Island

  10. SenaD Says:

    The government seems to say: “do not accuse or oppose the govt. unless you are completely above reproach”. We may or may not take legal action against you at our discretion, especially if you have been with us before.

    I wonder whether this been sanctioned by the president himself, or is it the action of an over zealous underling?

    My reason for the above thought is the part “and the presidential secretariat has ordered him to delay summoning him until 12 noon today to obtain a statement.” in the report.

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    Copied from The Island. Editorial.

    Makes sense. SL politicians and some men EXPORT their wives and IMPORT Arabs!

    But at the same time MP Ranjan Ramanayake may have offended his UNP leader by using these filthy words which have been used against him more than anyone else! Looking skyward and spitting. Parliament Jokes!

    Copied from The Island. Editorial published November 13, 2014, 7:57 pm in The Island.

    “Unparliamentary language
    November 13, 2014, 7:57 pm

    UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake stirred up a real hornet’s nest in Parliament on Wednesday by using a derogatory term to describe the men who forced their wives to work as virtual slaves in West Asia so that they could lead comfortable lives here. He called them eunuchs and all hell broke loose. Government MPs tore him to shreds for using unparliamentary language.

    There has been a spate of complaints that housemaids’ hard-earned money is wasted by their husbands on gambling, liquor and other women much to the neglect of their children who fall prey to perverts and drug peddlers.

    Politicians boast that they have ushered in economic development and the per capita income is increasing steadily. But, stop poor women from doing menial jobs abroad to send the much-needed forex and the national economy will go into a tailspin!

    There are said to be various schemes for the benefit of the female expatriate workers who deserve a better deal, but the reward they have got from the state for keeping the economy afloat has been the denial of their right to vote at national elections while they are overseas. Many other countries have, out of gratitude, put in place mechanisms to enable their citizens toiling overseas to exercise their franchise. If expatriate workers, especially those in West Asia, can cast their votes, politicians will be compelled to heed their appeals.

    What MP Ramanayake tells us about the housemaids may be somewhat exaggerated as his detractors claim. In the make-believe celluloid word he is a hero combating evil forces and in politics, too, he tries to present the same picture to the public. Once an actor always an actor!

    Every politician is an actor in the final analysis. But, MP Ramanayake’s efforts to bring the plight of those unfortunate women, some of whom return home in coffins, to the attention of the lawmakers need to be appreciated; he must not be ridiculed for doing so. An Opposition MP cannot be expected to tell the government what it loves to hear unless, of course, he or she is going to defect.

    The issue of housemaids’ suffering is real and it has not been addressed properly. The onus is on Parliament to take it up and find ways and means of putting an end to that practice by making available employment opportunities here.

    MP Ramanayake has been accused of having affronted Parliament. MPs, no doubt, ought to exercise control over their tongues and maintain order and decorum of the national legislature. But, the fact remains that he is only a product of a rotten system which stinks to high heaven. Senior politicians like the proverbial crab which tries to teach its offspring how to walk straight urge their misbehaving juniors to refrain from doing what they do themselves—bringing their institutions into disrepute.

    Ours is a Parliament where raw filth is liberally traded and not even the private parts of MP monks are safe during brawls. Lawmakers set upon themselves at the drop of a hat so much so that following a free-for-all a few years ago the then Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara minced no words when he said what he had just witnessed in the House was nothing but terrorism.

    ‘Eunuch’ is certainly not a decent word, but will someone tell us a more appropriate term to describe not only the husbands who make their wives slave away in Arab countries but also the spineless politicians who shamelessly grovel before their leaders and stomach all indignities while sponging off the hapless public?”


  12. Lorenzo Says:


    The real reason for the parliamentary foul language incident.

    Recently GAMPAHA district MP actress PABA was appointed as the HOUSEMAIDS monitoring minister. That is why the GAMPAHA district actor Ranjan (who got lesser number of votes than PABA) is going bonkers over HOUSEMAIDS.

    For a moment I thought a politician is genuinely concerned about the plight of housemaids. Seems it is all about power.

    Seriously, why can’t the government appoint OPPOSITION MPs as ministers? Wijedasa Rajapaksa will be a BETTER justice minister than the one we have.

  13. callistus Says:

    Yes, Athuraliye Rathana has built a massive living quarters in Colombo 5. And he is supposed to be a monk. He should be investigated.

  14. Lorenzo Says:

    CID has been restrained by the president NOT to question the monk after a meeting yesterday. Good move.

    Thank you.

  15. SA Kumar Says:

    he president NOT to question the monk ? this is what call EP ! We All thanks to Our first elected President JR .

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