SL is a Sinhala Buddhist country - Buddhist clergy
Tamil Guardian 26 March 2013
At the party convention on Sunday, the Bodu Bala Sena, urged Sinhala people to 'protect the nation and not let other races or religions to take over'.
Asserting that the island was not multi-religious or multi-ethnic, the Buddhist monk, Medagoda Abayathissa thero urged Sinhala families to have at least 5 or 6 children so that the Sinhala Buddhist population grows.
Meanwhile Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara thera called on the Sinhala masses to be ready to rally against 'Christian and Muslim extremist groups' in Sri Lanka.
“We have now become the police of this nation. We must help the police arrest people bringing down heroin in Sri Lanka."
Three principals from schools in Kilinochchi were called in for questioning by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) this weekend over a book allegedly distributed in schools, the Uthayan reports.
Sri Lankan authorities have announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed with China in September to help repair the $1.35 billion Norochcholai power plant as it broke down yet again this week.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) called on the Indian government to help secure the release of land seized by the Sri Lankan Army, in an effort to resettle the thousands of refugees in Tamil Nadu, reports The Hindu.
Talks between the governments of Sri Lanka and India over the issue of fishing around the Palk Straits this week ended without conclusion after Sri Lanka rejected India's proposals to allow Indian fishermen to enter Sri Lankan waters three times a week.
Tamil Nadu's demands on Sri Lanka to return the fishing boats impounded by authorities were also rejected.
“They came up with an MoU and wanted to pursue the matters which we discussed in the 2012 Joint Working Committee. Our representatives told them that it was not necessary,