Written by Staff Writer
17 Jun, 2018 | 11:00 pm
Colombo (News First) – Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Anuradhapura today (June 17). He paid homage to the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and also called on the Chief Incumbent of the Swarnamali Maha Chaithya, Venerable Pallegama Hemarathana Thera.
The former President also took the time to respond to several questions by journalists who had gathered at the premises.
When questioned about the debate surrounding the prison attire of Ven. Gnasara thero, the former president noted that in he believes in the words of Ven. Medagoda Abeytissa thero who issued a statement that the robe of a monk should not be removed when it is not necessary.
Upon being asked about the underworld raising head and carrying out several murders the former president stated that the present government should be accountable for the prevailing situation and that if the underworld is carrying out murders the government should know to stop it. He also added that while the chief suspect in the bond scam remains at large, the Government continues to investigate him and his family.
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