Asgiriya Chief Prelate ready to take to streets.

Monday, 10 June 2013 - 13:41




The proposed Casino City to be constructed by Australian gaming tycoon James Packer is the talk in town these days.


Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera said that he is even ready to come to the street and protest if the proposed Casino Park is constructed as it is close to the Sri Sambodhi Viharaya in Colombo Fort.


The Chief Prelate expressed his sentiments to the media persons when UNP new organizer for Navalapitiya Mayantha Dissanayake paid a visit to the Mahanayake Thera this morning.




Meanwhile Convener of the Ravana Balaya Iththekande Saddhatissa Thera, during a protest campaign in front of the Sri Lanka Cricket said that his organization vehemently object the proposed Casino Park to be built near the Sri Sambohhi Viharaya.




The Movement against Capitalism also staged its protest against the James Packer’s Casino Park to be come up in Colombo during a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday.


Convener of the Movement against Capitalism and Senior Lecturer Dambara Amila Thera had this to say.




However our news team contacted Secretary of the Ministry of Enterprise Development M.M.C. Ferdinando to comment on these allegations.



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