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Sunny Side Up: A monk in tears

Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera

Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera, who played a key role in ensuring victory for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at the last presidential and general elections, had tearfully said that he had decided to seek legal redress against the Government’s alleged move to sell valuable land in the country.

The Thera had said that he cannot turn a blind eye and will not stand aside allowing the country’s destruction to take place.

Ven. Gunawansa Thera made these observations recently during a discussion on a private television station.

He had said it was his duty to protect the country that had been offered to the Lord Buddha.

An emotional thera was seen shedding tears during the discussion.

Ven. Gunawansa Thera had also noted that he had already laid the groundwork for a programme to address the present issues faced by the country.