Monks support opposition to collect funds for Lalith, Anusha

Buddhist monks today supported a joint opposition campaign to collect funds for Lalith Weeratunga, secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Telecom Regulatory Commission Chairman Anusha Pelpita, to pay their court fines.

The monks walked along the streets in Colombo and collected funds from the public.

Weeratunga and Pelpita were found guilty in the ‘sil redi’ case and were sentenced to three years in jail by the Colombo High Court recently, and were ordered to pay Rs. 2 million each as a fine and Rs. 50 million each as compensation.

They were accused of misappropriating Rs. 620 million of Government funds to distribute ‘sil redi’, cloth used by Buddhist devotees, to voters during the 2015 Presidential elections. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. These are not Buddhist Monks but those who wear robes and going after Rajapaksha family. These so called priests are humiliating Buddhism and the Buddhist should stand up to them and warn them that Buddhists have right to disrobe these people disgracing Buddhism.

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