Mangala draws parallels between child ordinations and child soldiers

Former Minister Mangala Samaraweera today slammed the practice of child ordinations as young Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka.

In a social media post, the former Minister equalled child ordinations to child soldiers as used by the LTTE and child brides of the Taliban.

“Young girls and boys ordained as bikkhus; as shocking and unacceptable as tiger child soldiers and taliban child brides. A scandalous violation of the rights of a child,” he tweeted.

Samaraweera posted an image on Facebook of a child being ordained as a Buddhist monk.

The former United National Party Parliamentarian has come under attack in the past over comments he made with regards to Buddhism and Buddhist monks. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Late Ven. Madihe Pannasiha is a close relative of this idiot. His statement is a great dishonour to the well respected Thera. I too believe that he is of unsound mind, always with an axe to grind.
    We shall not miss this dopey.

  2. Agree. This is not the culture of the ‘Theravada’ Buddhist order we saw in 1950’s, during the survival period, the ‘true teachings’ which many forest monastics tried and revived . I see this as a preparation for another regiment of the ‘Virathu’s Racist Clan’.


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