Monday, November 9, 2009

Monks call on Fonseka to reconsider moves to enter politics

The Maha Sangha says they will issue a decree(Sangha Ágnya) objecting to CDS General Sarath Fonseka’s acceptance as the Common Candidate of the opposition at a forthcoming Presidential Election, Ven. Medagama Dammananda Thero said at a press today.

Ven. Medagama Dammananda Thero on behalf of the Asgiri Chapter today requested CDS General Sarath Fonseka not be become the Common Opposition Candidate as that would waste a valuable leader who led the war against terrorism.

A group of monks as well as National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa today expressed concerns over moves by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Sarath Fonseka to enter politics and urged him to reconsider. The monks also said they would brief the Chief Prelates of the Kandy chapter over their concerns. They expressed these views at a press conference held at BMICH.

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