Protesters meet Malwathu Maha Nayake

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A group of youth from the ongoing Galle Face protest demonstration met Maha Nayake Thera of the Malwathu Chapter Most Ven. Thibbatuwave Sri Siddartha Sumangala at the Malwathu Maha Viharaya yesterday (3), requesting to remove all honorary titles given to members of the Rajapaksa family and issue a Sangha Convention against the ruling family’s corrupt rule.

The Most Ven. Thera met the group after he declared that no politician should be allowed to visit him until they provide a favourable response to the Maha Sangha’s proposals on the current crisis.

The youths stated that this decision would help their ongoing protest in Colombo.

Ven. Thera said the present regime should do well to give ear to grievances and try to resolving issues raised by scores of youths currently staging an uninterrupted protest against both the President and the Government at the Galle Face Green.

The Chief Prelate stated that it was with this in mind that he had decided not to welcome any politician to the Malwathu Viharaya. The Thera stressed that the Viharaya’s doors will be shut to politicians, till they work out a joint resolution to resolve the burning issues of the masses.

BY K.L. Suraweera (Kandy)