Laws to stop shaving heads

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Men shaving their heads to keep up with modern fashion trends can pose a threat to the dignity of the Maha Sangha if they wear a yellow robe and misbehave. Laws and regulations will soon be brought into force to prevent such threats to the image of the Maha Sangha, said.

Men shaving their heads to keep up with modern fashion trends can pose a threat to the dignity of the Maha Sangha if they wear a yellow robe and misbehave. Laws and regulations will soon be brought into force to prevent such threats to the image of the Maha Sangha, said.

The Prime Minister said the age old regulations enacted in 1931 for the protection of the Buddhasasana and the Mahasangha were now obsolete and should be replaced with new laws and regulations to suit modern needs.

“Although laymen had the freedom to shave their heads at will we should also remember that there was an organized racket by certain unscrupulous elements to disgrace Buddhism and the Maha Sangha”, the PM said. Kandy District UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella was also present on the occasion.

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  3. What about the hairs on the other parts of the body ?.

    Why on earth cannot the Buddhist priests live off the begging bowl as they are supposed to when they took up robes.

    SWRD created these monsters now mahindagramam is stirring the cauldron. a j.

  4. Let our youth follow the age old ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ tradition of growing the hair and have a knot (‘konde’)at the back of the head.

    Let legislation be brought to prohibit the shaving of the head.

    Does Prime Minister not have more important work to do? Or, should we concentrate more and more on ‘spiritual’ development disregarding ‘material’ development?

  5. In religious bigotry and intolerance,the Budhists in Srilanka have easily surpassed even Muslims.We miss the no-nonsense approach of leaders like Sir John Kotalawela who put the buddhist monks in their place.It was the foolish S.W.R.D.Bandaranayake who unleashed the reactionary elements.Poetic justice was meted out to him.

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