The Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero has made it clear that he is all against the praposed casino venture.
The prelate said that he will take to the street if the government is not willing to listen.
Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha thro said that he will protest strongly to the the proposed tax-free Casino which is scheduled to be constructed near Sambodhi Viharaya in Colombo.
He said that the entire Buddhist Clergy will rally around him in protest to the Casino Venture.
The Mahanayaka thero made these comments when the newly appointed United National Party Nawalapitiya Organizer, Mayantha Dissanayake, visited him.
A strong objection is rising against the construction of a casino resort in D.R Wijewardena Mawatha in Colombo.
A casino has been established near Valukarama Maha Viharaya in Colombo, however no one objected its construction as a government big wig owns it. A Vishnu temple and a school are also located near the said casino resort.
“I have been wanting to say this and I want you to tell this to the country,” the Chief Prelate said