Video: UPDATE: President agrees to request by Maha Nayaka Thera's
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accepted a request made by the Most Venerable Mahanayaka Thera’s to brief them on the ongoing Human Rights sessions in Geneva.
The Government information department stated that accordingly the meeting will be held tomorrow.
The request for the meeting seeking an update about the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC session was made by Mahanayaka Thera of the Malwathu Chapter Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera and Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddha Rakkitha Thera.
The Maha Nayaka Thera’s had also requested Minister G L Peiris and Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe to be present at the meeting.
The letter stated that although the government is continuing with the development work after eradicating terrorism, certain factions were forwarding resolutions against Sri Lanka at the Geneva HR sessions.
They also stated that such acts of certain factions were not acceptable.
UPDATE: Sunday, 23 March 2014 - 7:49 AM -----------------------------------------------------
Malwathu and Asgiri Chief Prelates write to the President.
Chief Prelates states that it is regrettable that certain Western countries and local malicious factions are conspiring to push the country backwards.
Chief Prelates of Malwathu and Asgiri chapters expressed their sentiments while forwarding a letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse.
The chief prelates further stated that at a time when the government is doing its optimum to develop the country after eradicating terrorism, certain malevolent factions are forwarding resolutions against Sri lanka through the Geneva human rights council.
Chief Prelate of the Malwathu Chapter Most venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddartha thero and Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter most venerable Udugama Sri Buddha Rakkitha thero state that such malicious acts of certain factions are not acceptable.
The chief prelates requested the President to provide a special discussion to make the monks aware of the Geneva events on the 24th with the participation of Ministers G L Peris and Mahinda Samarasingha at the conference hall of the temple of the tooth relic.
Meanwhile, addressing a meeting held in Colombo today, Minister Maithripala Sirisena stated that the real intention of the Geneva resolution against Sri lanka is to change the government.