Govt. will not allow bills that contain words not approved by Maha Sangha – Min. Gunawardane

Govt. will not allow bills that contain words not approved by Maha Sangha – Min. Gunawardane

Written by Staff Writer

10 Aug, 2014 | 10:54 pm

Minister Bandula Gunawardane says the government will not allow bills that contain a single word that has not received the approval of the Maha Sangha, to be adopted in parliament.

The minister made this statement at an event held to present credentials to Venerable Kithalagama Hemasara Thera, who was appointed Chief Sanghnayaka of the Western Province.

The credentials were presented by the Chief Prelate of the Amarapura Sect, Aggamahapanditha the Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Thera. The ceremonial fan was presented by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

Speaking at the event , Chief Incumbent of Sri Naga Viharaya in  Kotte Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera expressed following views:

“Becoming a good monk is not an easy task. You have to listen to countless reprimands and allegations. You must have immeasurable patience to embark on this journey. We want to have a respectable demise. We want to pass away respectably.”

Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardane also expressed his views:

“Although various persons make various plans, it becomes law only after cabinet approves it. As we all know, within the cabinet there are various opinions and arguments which may or may not be revealed. I wish to inform you all with the guidance of the Sasana at this time that President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government will not allow any bill that contains even a single word that has not been approved by the Maha Sangha led by the Chief Prelates, to become law in parliament.”

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