Sri Sambodhi Viharaya Chief Incumbent Ven. Daranagala Kusaladamma Thera who was instrumental in the launch of ‘The Buddhist’ TV channel said since 70% of the country’s population were Buddhist and since Buddhism was protected by the Constitution there would be no danger.
Father Alfred Alexander, former head of the Blessed Sacrament Community in Sri Lanka, said he was unaware of the contents of God TV but added 24-hour religious programme channels were good as people who wanted access to such programmes at any time of the day could watch them any time they wish.
Sri Gnana Vairawa Temple Grandpass cheif priest Sivabala Ravi Shanker Sivacharya said such channels should not create divisions through their programmes. The God TV Channel has also been involved in the provision of tsunami relief to Sri Lankan victims.