Posted on 08.21.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
A radio drama series Scheduled by the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation is to be banned, as ordered by Wijedasa Rajapaksha, Buddhist Affairs and Religious Affairs Minister!.
Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thero expressing his views about this drama series, said, it is disrespecting Buddhism and it should be banned. According to the accusatios made by Ven. Omalpe Sobitha, the Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, Mr. Jayawickrama Perera said investigations will be carried out regarding this issue. Former President, Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumarathunga is the president at the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation. The radio drama series was named as “Kanata Paharak”. Many Dhamma phrases had been used to name the dramas in this drama series and as it is a great insult to Buddhism the whole drama series should be banned, said, Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thero at a meeting held in Embilipitiya. The Minister of Buddha Sasana had said instructions had been given to relevant authorities to carry out investigations and take necessary legal actions on this regard.
The set of artists who had contributed towards making the drama series say banning the drama in this manner will focus the attention of the people who still believe in democracy. Further they said, the whole drama series is not an insult to Buddhism or any other religion.