The chief prelate of the Amarapura Nikaya Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Thera has written to President with regard to the removal of the former president's army security detail.
The Nayake Thera has requested that the president reinstate the army contingent, respecting the wishes of the people.
Expressing his personal views, the Thera further stated that taking a decision to reinstate the army security detail will earn the president, the people’s respect saying that such move would not harm his goodwill.
The Thera also stated that the duty of the Maha Sangha is neither to damage the image of individuals nor to denounce them but to give necessary counsel.
He also stated that politics are meant for the layman and insisted that the attempt to involve true bhikkus in such task is not appropriate.
Therefore the Thera requested that the president not to treat his request as a politically motivated move.