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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:25 am 
Chief Buddhist Prelates of Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters condemn Ranil

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has charged that the JHU was behind the reported abduction of a businessman and UNP supporter Hemantha Nishantha who had reportedly purchased a vehicle from the JHU leader Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007
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[COLOMBO] The Chief Buddhist Prelates of Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters yesterday condemned Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe for attacking the Maha Sangha.

The Venerable Udagama Sri Buddharakkitha Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter said that Wickremesinghe was focusing on tarnishing the Maha Sangha's image while ignoring the more serious problems facing the country.

The Venerable Maha Nayake said that this was not the time for such criticism. Then main issue today was the need to liberate the North and East from terrorism.

The problem with Sri Lanka, according to them was that right from the time an election ended the winning party's main concern was consolidating its power while the loser was determined to defeat the winner and grab power by whatever means. All other matters were secondary issues to our politicians he added.

The Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Maha Nayake of the Malwatte Chapter said that it was very unfair to attack the Venerable Ellawala Medhananda who had done an immense service in the area of archaeological research and identifying our national heritage.

It was wrong to belittle or ignore his achievements and contributions, the Ven. Sri Siddhartha concluded.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has charged that the JHU was behind the reported abduction of prominent businessman and UNP supporter Hemantha Nishantha who had reportedly purchased a vehicle from the JHU leader Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera. Mr. Wickreamasinghe declared that JHU-backed Minister of Environment Champika Ranawaka and JHU spokesman Udaya Gammanpila had visited Hemantha and had threatened him to make a false statement at the Homagama Police saying that he was not abducted.

The vehicle at the centre of controversy, a Mercedes Benz registered on April 10, 2007, had been registered under the name of Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera, Shri Sumangalaramaya, Napawala, Getahetta.

Mr. Wickremesinghe had gone together with Mr. Hemantha Nishantha, owner of Miki Lanka, a company dealing in spare parts etc., to meet the new principal of the Vidyodaya Pirivena at Maligakande and the Mahabodhi College at Maradana in the Mercedes Benz, now in the possession of the businessman.

At the Vidyodaya Pirivena, Sri Lanka's oldest monastic college, Mr. Wickremesinghe had shown the senior monks and pupil-monks the expensive vehicle that was obtained by the JHU leader on permit for MPs. That night, Mr. Hemantha Nishantha is reported to have asked the UNP Leader to garage the car in his office at Cambridge Terrace, Colombo.

The next morning, UNP headquarters was told that Mr. Hemantha Nishantha had been "abducted" and his whereabouts were unknown.

Late that same night, Hemantha Nishantha made a statement to the Homagama Police saying that he was not abducted. Saturday afternoon he met the UNP Leader adding more confusion to a continuing drama.

The police said they had dropped the investigation of a UNP supporter who was presumed to be abducted over a controversial imported vehicle which was bought on a vehicle permit and then leased by JHU MP Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera.


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sri lankans are very well aware of Ranil Wickramasinghe...he once tried to divide our country suporting LTTE...His pact with Mangala Samaraweera is a useless and a failier...I don't think Sri Lankan's are that crazy to vote for two poofters and dig their own grave............


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