Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakse has complained about the book written by KK Srinath that had been censored recently.
At the State Literary Festival held on September the 11th, he claims that a literary poet wrote a loathsome book about the Lord Buddha.
The award ceremony of the State Literary Festival was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall.
The minister had also stated thus:
“In the recent past, a book has been presented in the most blatant manner called ‘Budunge Rasthiyaduwa’ describing the Buddha’s behaviour as a vandal’s loitering. Some people used to call that man also as a writer. The people who were against the reprimanding of such a book were saying that they were artists. If art does fall into this situation, tomorrow it will be another day when people will have books about Jesus in a similar manner. “