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Asgiriya Chapter calls on nation to stand against baseless US allegations

Lekhadhikari Medagama Dhammananda Thera asks people to set aside all ethnic, religious and political differences

Since the announcement made by the United States government making Army Commander and Acting Chief of Defence Staff Lt.Gen.Shavendra Silva ineligible for entry into the US is an undue influence upon all Sri Lankans. Therefore, the people of the country should stand against it setting aside their racial, religious or political differences, Lekhadhikari of the Asgiriya Chapter Ven. Medagama Dhammananda thera stated yesterday.

“It creates doubt whether America is taking decisions of this nature because they have been unable to implement those pacts they planned to put in place in the country under the current government,” the thera said.

“The people of Sri Lanka are enjoying the peace it gained after defeating terrorism, and it could be the people of the United States who suffer from various terrorist impacts, the Thera said and added, “given this context, it is regrettable to note that the US is treating a leader who contributed so much to the defeat of terrorism in this manner.”

He said that the LTTE terrorists had used innocent Tamil civilians as a shield during the last phase of the humanitarian operation and that the government forces had saved civilians from harm in accordance with the compassion and altruism taught in Buddhism. The US raises unfounded accusations against the country ignoring those humanitarian sympathies shown by us, and we shall not be silent about this.

Ven. Dhammananda Thera said that we should forget the ethnic, religious and party differences and show the world that we are together as a country.

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