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Those who disagree with the move dislike a better country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena presenting the Scroll to the Most Ven. Galgodagama Sobhita Nayaka Thera.
President Maithripala Sirisena presenting the Scroll to the Most Ven. Galgodagama Sobhita Nayaka Thera.

President Maithripala Sirisena said everyone who is against the process of imposing the death penalty for drug traffickers is against the task of building a better country.

The reason behind all serious criminal activities such as murder, robbery and rape is the drugs, the President said, adding that he decided to impose the death penalty for drug traffickers with the aim of building a better country for future generation.

President Sirisena made these remarks while addressing a religious ceremony held to present the Scroll to the Most Ven. Galgodagama Sobhita Nayaka Thera for being elevated to the position of Chief Sanganayaka of the Uva Province of Amarapura Siri Saddhammawansha Maha Nikaya, at the Bandarawela Urban Council Auditorium, on Thursday.

The President, expressing his views, further said that a developed country means a country not only rich with physical resources, but a country filled with disciplined and better persons.

The President recalled with honour the great service rendered by the Maha Sangha since the ancient time to build a country with spiritually developed people and said that the government is committed according to the policy of it to fulfil the responsibility of protecting and nurturing the Sambuddha Sasanaya.

Most Ven. Galgodagama Sobhita Nayaka Thera has rendered a great service to society and in recognition of his service the Nayaka Thera was elevated to the position of Chief Sanganayaka of the Uva Province.

The Vijinipatha (a traditional fan) was offered to the Thera by the President.The Maha Sangha, former Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, Uva Province Governor Rajitha Keerthi Tennakoon, Uva Province Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dasanayaka and others participated on this occasion.

 


 

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