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Restore damaged religious places - Malwatte Prelate

Places of religious worship damaged during the war including Temples, Kovils, Churches and Mosques should be rehabilitated and restored to there previous status, the Malwatte Mahanayake Thera Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddartha Sumangala Mahanayake Thera said.

He said the majority of places of worship damaged are Buddhist temples which should be restored to their previous status.

The Mahanayake Thera expressed these sentiments delivering an Anusasana when Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan called on him at his Aramaya in Kandy and received his blessings recently.

The Mahanayake Thera said the people in the North were peaceful and desired peace but politicians were the cause for minor problems in the region.

The Malwatte Prelate said water and other problems faced by the people in the North needed urgent solutions bearing in mind that the Northern people had undergone numerous suffering for more than three decades due to the war.

The Mahanayake Thera said former Northern Governor Reginald Cooray too took a keen interest in resolving problems faced by the Northern people and expressed the hope that Governor Raghavan too follow suit and do everything possible to ease the burdens of the Northern people.

Governor Dr. Raghavan also called on the Asgiriya Prelate at his temple and received his blessings. Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gunanaratna Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter in an Anusasana observed that the North and South should work together with close understanding.

The Asgiriya Prelate said stern measures should he taken to curb the smuggling of Kerala Ganja and other drugs to Sri Lanka from South India in order to safeguard the young generation from the drug menace.

The Prelate said there were Buddhist monks who were capable for propagating the Dhamma in Tamil and it would be pertinent to devise a programme to teach Buddhism in the North. Dr. Raghavan who earlier visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa and paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic also met Diyawadane Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela at his office for a brief discussions. 


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