Monks Oppose Giving Control of Tsunami Aid to Rebels

April 29, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

On April 29, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Religious leaders in Sri Lanka have fiercely opposed handing over tsunami aid to rebel fighters. A political party led by several of the country’s powerful Buddhist monks has opposed a government move to give partial control of foreign tsunami aid to the Tamil Tiger rebels. The rebels have continued to target those opposed to them and cannot be trusted with the funds, Athuraliye Ratana Thero, a spokesman for the National Heritage Party said."