2009年12月14日星期一

法師參選總統

從Shravasti Dhammika的網址看到一篇文章,說斯里蘭卡將有一位名為Battaramulle Seelaratana法師參加總統大選,這是該國歷史上首位參加總統競選的法師。Battaramulle Seelaratana的名字好像有點熟識,是否就是在新加坡旅行時遇到的Ven. Battaramulle Seelarathana Thera呢?結果發現果然是同一人,只是譯名稍有不同。

以下是法師在接受報章訪問時談到的政綱。

Monk also to contest election

By Yohan Perera

The Venerable Battaramulle Seelaratana Thera of the Warana Rajamahavihara is hoping to contest for the presidency as a candidate from his own political party ‘Janasetha Peramuna’ and said he would handover his nomination once the date was set.

He said he was approached by several political parties in the government and the opposition but he would contest on his own under the party symbol ‘tractor’.

The Ven. Thera said he would welcome the support of any political party which accepted his party policies.

He said he felt that the executive presidency should remain in place to ensure Sri Lanka’s stability.

“The 30 year old war was won because of the executive presidency and therefore it should remain,” he said.

The Ven. Thera said his party was for securing the rights of all communities and religions while giving the foremost place to Buddhism and pledged to make Sinhala, Tamil and English state languages.

He said his economic policy was based on developing agriculture and on the restriction of vehicle imports and public servants would be compelled to use locally manufactured vehicles.

The Ven. Thera said his party had been organized in 10 districts and a large number of party men would come forward to support him once he hands over nominations.

The Venerable Battaramulle Seelaratana Thera will be the first Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka’s history to contest for the presidency.

4 則留言:

  1. 哇,唔知如果比真係有智慧既人治國會點呢???

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  2. 又,講巴利文既師兄約我地一齊同Anuruddha法師食午餐呀,我雖然唔去得,但係好開心聽到依個消息呀...我諗法師應該好返好多。

    好希望法師身體健康,雖然今次在香港病得好慘,但希望下年法師仲會返來香港再教我地!

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  3. 其實在民主社會,宗教人士都有參政權利,不過就要抵得住權力對人的影響。

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  4. 希望法師早日恢復,有會再跟法師學習。

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