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."
Welcoming the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ reiteration of the need for international participation in the accountability mechanisms, the leader of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam highlighted that Sri Lanka had “stridently been backtracking on this most fundamental matter for a credible accountability process,
Several of Sri Lanka’s key commitments to the United Nations Human Rights Council remain unfulfilled said Human Rights Watch during the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ oral update on Sri Lanka’s progress in implementing resolution 30/1 on accountability and reconciliation.
Noting that Sri Lanka had ”at times backtracked on its commitments on the judicial mechanism for investigating war crimes and other serious rights abuses by both sides,
The Human Rights Council and OHCHR need to ensure that Sri Lank abides by the terms of Resolution 30/1, particularly on the need for international participation in any accountability mechanism, said People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL).
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is currently evaluating Sri Lanka for a threshold program that can potentially provide millions of dollars in assistance for economic reforms announced US Ambassador to Sri Lanka,