October 8

CBK asks why one cannot be critical of extremist monks

She says a former President is leading an opposition group which does not support reconciliation.Kumaratunga said that this former President was involved in creating a group led by a monk with extremist views. Some chief prelates in the country have slammed comments being made against monks in public. (Colombo Gazette) Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga (CBK) today asked why one cannot question the actions of extremist monks in the country.Kumaratunga said that being critical of a monk is seen as committing sacrilege. read more