The Sunday Leader

Sihala Ravaya To Police The State

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The Sihala Ravaya says it has decided to be the unofficial police of the State and crackdown on corrupt officials. National Organiser of the Sinhala Ravaya, the Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero told The Sunday Leader that they will hold a march from the Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic to Colombo to protest against the corruption among the government ministers and parliamentarians.

“Ministers and MPs in the government are engaged in various kinds of rackets. According to the COPE report 60 percent of state institutions run at a loss and it indicates the amount of corruption within those institutions,” he said.
The monk noted that there is no organization which is willing to talk about corruption in the country and therefore the Sinhala Ravaya is ready to take matters into their own hands.

“The march is organized against cattle slaughter, religious conversion, destruction of archaeological sites, Ministers and MPs earning money indirectly while staying in office and also to call for action against Muslim women wearing the face veil,” he said.
He added that during Provincial Council elections candidates spend more money than they will earn during their term of office and therefore it is necessary to introduce a way to calculate their assets before they are appointed to office. “We do not want to enter politics. But we expect to build a strong organization to talk about these matters as the politicians don’t talk on behalf of the Sinhala people,” he said, adding that they have submitted a petition signed by 1 million people to President Mahinda Rajapaksa against cattle slaughter but they have not yet received any response.

15 Comments for “Sihala Ravaya To Police The State”

  1. Cobra

    Ho ho, they’ve conveniently left out murder, rape and child abuse not forgetting those of the order who break the vinaya by indulging in politics and other pleasures of the flesh-Humbugs!!!

  2. nazeem

    Muslim women in veils are no a threat to the country in anyway whatsoever. Rather, they have to worry about the women dressed half naked who actually cause and promote vices and violance against women.

  3. Ven,Thera, It is intresting to see t he great fight you are taking forward to tame the corrupt. MPs and Ministers ,Fist of all there is a saying”charity begins at home ” So lets start this cleansing first from the Buddhist temples .Because. during my long stay in Srilanka I saw a Young Buddhist Priest walking across the Village Talaghawatta on his way to an alms giving, smoking a cigarette also he was followed by a about seven years old Samanera priest This young priest came from Kalugala temple. What an example to Sinhala Buddhist. Ven, Dayaratne, a priest of your status and intelligence should be a strong campaigner to safegard diminishing great teachings of Buddha due to vulgar behavier of men in saffron robes.I am ashamed to call them Buddhist Priest.Why worry about Muslim women’s attire.They don’t worry about your Loud speakers yelling to sell flower trays We are a democracy lets remain so.

  4. Lima

    SO ANYBODY NOT LOOKING AT THIS TERROR GROUP , WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING , WHY THE PUBLIC BEEN SILENT , IS THE PUBLIC SUPPORTING ANOTHER 30 – 50 YRS OF DISASTER ONCE WE FINSIHED ONE IN 2009 . IF NO FULL STOP BEING PUT BY THE GOVT THEN THE LAW WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF THE PUBLIC AND THESE WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING WILL BE NO MORE .

  5. asoka senanaike

    This is the Best News I heard for Decades!! Somebody , someday has to do this. Now lets see the response from the other side…Death threats, white vans?

    • Rita

      WE do not want another dark era and let us sort out our differences in an amicable manner, without taking law into our own hands. Governments have a duty to maintain peace, law and order in a fair manner.Their silence in this matter is worrying and adding fuel to a volatile situation.

  6. kudson

    no face veil for the muslims and no saffron robes for the monks

  7. perera

    did it take this bunch of idiots this long to realise that most politicians including ministers are corrupt.
    they are after one man the PM.
    WHEN WILL THIS BUNCH OF FOOLS GO AFTER MERVYN.

  8. cindymontrose

    Good idea, provided they will run the organisation truthfully, and do all whats needed to bring Sri Lanka back to a civilised nation with out corrupt politicians or individuals governing the country for their personal gains. What will they do with the corrupt politicians and the selfish individuals, will they get the public to stone them to death at the Galle Face Green or bury them alive in rotten meat graves .

  9. T Wickramaratna

    Good idea. Don’t give into political pressure.This is what the UNP should have started years back. Hope at least they will support the struggle now.

  10. patriot

    Why have they opened their eyes on corruption so late? By now these politicians. would have amassed enough for generations and stacked them abroad.When the SR start their campaign on corruption the politicians will look innocent and show ‘NIL’ bank balances.

  11. Malcolm X

    Wonder where these self proclaimed vigilantes were while the poor Sinhalese boys were getting butchered in the north & the war was a big time business in the south.

  12. Jayalath

    I agree , if any one can bring up corruption reports of politicians that must be appreciated . It should be base on utmost impartial . We need strong third party to watch bad guys .as far as I know the monks can do the job well . The next one that monks should look and advise is farming , the farmers using chemicals inappropriately and it has reported recently that many people have fallen into grave health conditions .however , the monks must never involve to give a rise to religious disputes , unless it could trigger to scepticism among others ., and eventually will become worthless exercise ,.
    Good luck

  13. Johan Fernando

    Face vails has nothing to dow ith islam , this is some stoneage thing that the arabs brought from working in Saudi and middle east. Sri lanka shuld forbit vails as same as in france . We dont know if its a man or a woman under this vail

  14. patriot

    Although I am a muslim myself practing. Islam in the traditional way,I cannot understand why the Arabian dress should be introduced to
    Sri Lanka? The dress has nothing to do with the religion.
    Although Muslims have been living in this Island from times immemorial, this dress has become common only from the last two decades or so! The text book prescribed in local schools for Grade 6 students doing ISLAM is published. In. Saudi Arabia . This book exhorts all. Muslims to wear this Arabian dress.

    Hence, in the near future one would. see a SAUDI community living amongst fhe Sri Lankans ! This means more ethnic problems in Sri Lanka.

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