The Asgiri Chapter Chief Prelate hands over an appeal to the President : Video
The Chief Prelate of the Asgiri Chapter handed over an appeal to the President asking him to draw attention on publishing photographs of Buddha statues in such a manner that is sac-rilegious to Buddhism.
The Chief Prelate Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkita Thera made this appeal to President Mahinda Rajapaksa when the latter paid a courtesy call on the Maha Nayake Thera this morning.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid homage to the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy this morning and received the blessings for the New Year.
Later he paid a visit to the Chief Prelate of the Malwatu Chapter Most Venerable Tibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera and had cordial discussions with the Nayake Thera.
The Asgiri Maha Nayake Thera told the President that old newspapers with photographs of Buddha statues are used as serviettes in certain eateries.
In response to the Nayake Thera, the President told that he would draw special attention to the matter in order to stop the menace.
A list of signatures collected from people round the country by U.A. Sugath of Beragala has also been attached to the Asgiri Maha Nayake Thera’s letter to the President.