No to casinos; Chief Prelates write to the President.

Thursday, 05 December 2013 - 19:04

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The Chief Prelates of the 3 main Sangha Sects have written to the President explaining the consequences of proposed Casino projects.

The letter titled ‘The damage by developing Casino projects in the county could outdo the benefits’, was signed by the Chief Prelates of Malwatu and Asgiri temples as well as the Chief Prelates of the Amarapura and the Ramannya Nikayas.

In their letter to the President, the Maha Nayake Theras pointed out that the government’s target to develop the country through tourism could threaten the spiritual life of the people belonging to all religious denominations in the country.

The Maha Nayake Theras have stressed that all kinds of gambling including Casino are rejected by the majority including the religious leaders, and taking actions to prevent such malice and stop them spreading further would bring benevolence on the country as well as the people.

The Theras’ letter has also underlined that any efforts to develop the country by luring its people mere to please the 5 senses would further open doors widely for the already rising wave of crime including murders, robberies, rape and corruption.

The Chief Prelates therefore asked the President to restructure some of the development schemes before they are implemented, as such projects come in the guise of development could lead to an irreparable social calamity.

 


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