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check In The Name of God-Cruelty,Conspiracies and Hypocrisy - Must see - 01-02-2007, 02:23 PM

The Mysterious Death of Ven. Rathmalane Seelawanse Thero of

Sri Rathanasara Buddhist Centre,Thanamalwila

By Ramani D.Wickramaratne

Christmas according to all newspapers is a time for peace, reconciliation,
forgiveness and mercy-all these in the name of God-the all merciful.
However, we have seen how contradictory these adjectives used to describe
"The Almighty" are when it comes to the actions of His disciples who are
here as Reverend Fathers or Pastors. They dupe the gullible innocent
civilians, bribe them and employ paid workers to plot and plan the
destruction of Buddhist Temples and inflict bodily harm as well as the
murder of Buddhist monks who they feel are a threat to their dubious
activities of unethical conversions of unsuspecting Buddhists in villages
which are inhabited by wholly Buddhists or Hindus.

In 2004 December we experienced the mysterious death of Ven. Gangodawila
Soma Thero who was taken to Russia by promising a doctorate to the Venerable
monk. Todate, the mystery behind his death is yet to be solved.

The Death of Ven. Rathmalane Seelawanse Thero:

On 23rd December 2006, we heard of the most gruesome and mysterious death of
Ven. Rathmalane Seelawanse Thero of Sri Rathanasara Buddhist Centre,
Thanamalwila in the Hambantota District. Unlike in the death of Ven.
Gangodawila Soma Thero, in the case of Ven. Seelawanse Thero the
perpetrators are well known and they have been very active in plotting the
destruction of this feerless monk who left no stones unturned to expose the
duplicity of Pastor Ashley Samarasinghe who has been actively buying over
the Principal of the village school; the police officers of the area and
paying of noted thugs and even an individual employed in the army to harass,
plot and plan; expedite operations; pressurize villagers into making false
allegations against this monk; file court cases against him to insult and
humiliate him- you name it, they have resorted to every possible method to
destroy the reputation of the monk. For the last 2 years especially, Ven.
Seelawanse Thero has been like a "hounded animal" constantly under
surveillance, constantly under threat to his life, one attempt to throw a
bomb into his temple and one attempt to shoot him at night have all been
plotted. The principal of the Angunakolawewa Junior School Mr. E.K. Piyasena
and A.K. Priyantha an army officer based in Jaffna have been strong
conspirators together with Pastor Ashley Samarasinghe. The highly decomposed
body of Ven. Seelawanse Thero with head injuries and 3 wounds in the chest
supposedly from gunshots and bruised back, was transferred to the Hambantota
Hospital 23rd December 2006 and a post-mortem was held by the responsible
medical officer on 24th December 2006 has given the ruling of "homicide" as
the cause of death. Although the monk's body was found inside his temple, no
blood stains have been found inside the building which gives us the
assumption that the monk was taken bodily to an unknown location outside the
temple, murdered and brought back and dumped in the temple.

Sri Rathanasara Buddhist Centre, Thanamalwila- Mysterious Deaths and
Disappearance of Monks:

* In 1989 September, Ven. Thiranagama Rathanasara Thero was murdered
in the temple;

* From 1989-1999 after the death of Ven. Rathanasara Thero, a number
of monks had come to reside at this temple and work for the welfare of
Thanamalwila villagers who are poor, innocent and helpless. The monks were
keen to give a proper Buddhist education to the village children. However,
Pastor Ashley Samarasinghe had used his thugs and paid workers to get rid of
these monks by threatening them and ordering them never to return to

* In 2001, Ven.Rathmalane Seelawanse Thero went to occupy and reside
at Sri Rathanasara Buddhist Centre. Being a fearless monk, he was able to
rally the villagers and curtail the unethical conversion activities of
Pastor Ashley Samarasinghe. Ven. Seelawanse Thero opened and operated 18
pre-schools in the area to give the children a Buddhist education instead of
subjecting them to Christian dogmas. This angered Pastor Samarasinghe who
avowed to destroy the monk someday.

* In 2003 February, thugs broke into the temple premises, knocked on
the door and when Ven. Seelawanse opened the door, threw a hand bomb into
the room with a view of killing the monk but fortunately, the monk escaped
with minor injuries;

* In 2006 February, a complaint was made by a girl attending the
Dhamma School of Ven. Seelawasne at the police station to say that the monk
had attempted to molest her. She is supposed to have stated to the WPC that
she was threatened by her uncle that if she did not make the statement to
the police, he would kill her mother. The girl had stated that she was
making the statement due to fear that her uncle would harm their family;

* In 2006 April on 21st, Ven. Seelawanse Thero's temple was
surrounded by a gang who bundled him into his 3 wheeler (the girl's uncle
was also present) and drove him to the girl's house. There they had beaten
the monk and abused him mercilessly in the process of which, a police
officer also had arrived at the scene and kicked and abused the monk without
giving him a hearing. Towards the early hours of April 22nd, they had driven
the monk to the police station and kept him in a jeep till morning without
taking a statement from him. Later, the monk was moved to the hospital and
then to the Tangalle prison where he was kept until he was produced in
courts and bailed out;

* In 2006 November Ven. Seelawanse Thero who was utterly frustrated
with the manner in which the police were conducting his court cases and the
continuous harassment from the Pastor Ashley Samarasinghe gang, wrote a
booklet outlining in detail, the sequence of events, the underhand dealings
of Pastor Ashley Samarasinghe and the indifference and negligence of the
police to attend to any of his complaints. In this booklet called "In This
Injustice, You are The Jury"( me avanaduwe, juriya obayi- mame Rathmalane
Seelawanse Himi(Sinhala translation);

* In 2006 December 23rd, we hear that Ven. Seelawanse Thero has been
murdered and that his body is in a highly decomposed state with head
injuries and 3 wounds to the chest. The post-mortem verdict "homicide"

Press Control By Christians:

In order to accomplish the agendas of the Christian bretheren, they have
ensured that they have controlling powers in the editorial staff of almost
all newspapers in this country. Any articles which might seem to be pointing
fingers at shortcomings of the Church, or else which might be highlighting
the exceptional qualities of Buddhist personalities are conveniently
"censored" by the editorial staff of these newspapers and never published.

In relation to Ven. Seelawanse Thero's harassment, a gentleman wrote to the
Sinhala newspapers highlighting his predicament with a view of enlightening
the Sinhala readership about harassment meted out to Buddhist monks but it
was not published in a single Sinhala paper. By chance if an article does
get published which is unfavourable to Christians, the editor of that
newspaper will surely receive a phone call before long, to inform them that
no further patronizing will be done in the form of advertising if that
newspaper continues to publish articles harmful to Christian interests! That
is the extent to which they go, to ensure that Buddhist issues do not
receive due coverage in the press media!

"Press freedom" in this country, is freedom only for non-Buddhists to air
their views and grievances, but not meant for Buddhists to air their
grievances. Terrorists in this country are given more coverage than

What is The Use of "Inter-Religious Committees" for Such Anti-Buddhist

When the Christian Churches are deliberately conspiring against Buddhists
and Hindus and employing paid workers to expedite their plots, it should be
obvious to any sane thinking individuals that an Inter-Religious Committee
is of absolutely no use for any non-Christian to gain any impartial solution
to their problems. When the perpetrators themselves are Christians (which
includes Catholics, Protestants and Evangelists), will the Christian members
of these Committees give a fair hearing? It is very obvious, that their
suggestion for such Committees to be implemented, is to whitewash their own
sins. This will be a way of dragging on issues without any viable solution
given to the victims except humiliation and frustrations. No doubt, this
again is their own conspiracy to soft-peddle their own wrong doings.

Unfortunately for us, we have reputed Buddhist monks who have fallen prey to
the conspiracies of the "Inter-Religious Committee" concept of the Churches
and who are now almost totally under the "thumb control" of the Christian
Churches and their view-points. Without even understanding the implications,
they "parrot- talk" what the Reverend Fathers of the Christian Alliance want
them to say- this indeed is the extent to which some Bhikkus are gullible!

Why Is "The Anti-Conversion Bill" So Important to Be Implemented?

In a democratically elected country with its own judicial system in place,
all victimized parties must be able to appeal to a court of law, for them to
get a fair and impartial hearing on the from an independent body. In this
exercise, they will be able to retain their own lawyers who will present the
case as it should be and not like in the "Inter-Religious Committees" where
members could twist the interpretations to suit their own agendas.
Therefore, it is absolutely essential that relevant police authorities and
the judiciary become part of this "problem solving operation" even though it
might take some time.

So many incidents have taken place during the last 10-15 years with no
proper solution and therefore, it became evident to Buddhists and Hindus
that a Bill must be passed in parliament without further delay. Freedom of
Conscience does not mean that aggressors can override the religious freedom
of others!

Buddhists have never ever shed blood to propagate Buddhism nor have they
ever plotted and planned to do any bodily harm to any believer of another
faith. However, the same cannot be said of over zealous Christians and
Muslims who are utterly intolerant of believers of other faiths. They will
even go to the extent of paying individuals to harm their own places of
worship and implicate Buddhists and also spread distorted information
through their Christian websites world-wide which they are doing all the
time. All this is done "in the name of God" who is so merciful, loving and
forgiving- is this not the height of hypocrisy?

The case of Ven. Rathmalane Seelawanse Thero is another example of their
ruthless conspiracies. Who knows how many more Buddhist monks are targeted-
we will probably see in the very near future? Let us hope that the
Government of Sri Lanka will take appropriate steps to implement the
necessary Bills which could expose the activities of heartless conspirators!
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