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Bodu Bala Sena Handlers Unroll Plan B

By Hilmy Ahamed – The Bodu Bala Sena has unrolled its plan B by merging with the ultra-nationalist break away group of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) led by Udaya Gammanpila after attempts were made to form a Sinhala Buddhist alliance under the leadership of Venerable Ellawala Medananda Thera, the former head of the JHU […]

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Minister Bathiudeen Files Lawsuit Against Bodu Bala Sena

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has filed a lawsuit against Bodu Bala Sena today claiming 500 Million rupees (US $ 3.82 Mn) compensation for defamatory statements made by the BBS in Colombo District courts. The statement issued by Minister Bathiudeen is reproduced below in full: Minister of Industry and Commerce Hon. Rishard Bathiudeen filed action […]

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Making Sense Of Bodu Bala Sena – Part 2

By Izeth Hussain – In my article of April 26 I wrote that that article was meant to be no more than notes towards making sense of the Bodu Bala Sena, a large and complex subject requiring in-depth treatment. In the present article I am continuing those notes because the BBS problem seems to have […]

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Making Sense Of The Bodu Bala Sena

By Izeth Hussain – According to the widely prevalent conventional wisdom of some time ago the Bodu Bala Sena was expected to fade away because of the internal dynamics of all such extremist organizations, and their lack of widespread appeal at the people’s level. Such, according to some reports, was the view of the President […]

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Bodu Bala Sena To Recommence Its Battle Against Halal

The Bodu Bala Sena will recommence its battle against the Halal Certification to root it out entirely from the country, one of the organisation’s leading monks has pledged. General Secretary of the BBS, Buddhists monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara said that although the group had stepped away from the battle against Halal because of the intervention of the […]

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Malala, Engineering Minds, Sivsena And Bodu Bala Sena

By W.A Wijewardena – The return of a girl condemned to die Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl who was shot by Taliban in October 2012 when she was 15 years old for the crime of fighting for the right of Muslim girls to education and thereby defying a Taliban order that girls should not go to […]

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Worries Of Bodu Bala Sena: Religious Jealousy Of BBS

By Rifai Naleemi – In this part of our series we shall try to expose some aspects of religious jealousy of Bodu Bala Sena. It is against the very teaching of Lord Buddha to show resentment and envy to the people of any other faith. This is one of basic teaching of Buddhism.   In sharp contrast to […]

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Part 2: Worries Of Bodu Bala Sena

By Rifai Naleemi – I take extra precaution when I write this series on Bodu Bala Sena. It is not my aim to hurt feeling of any religious groups or sects in Sri Lanka rather I try my best to understand the problems, challenge and social issues of Sri Lankan communities.  It is my primary objective to […]

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Is “Bodu Bala Sena”  A Racist Organization?

By Hema Senanayake – A couple of months ago BBS became a household name in Sri Lanka. We may agree or may not agree with the views of BBS but we all agree that it created a heavy impact in the social fabric of Sri Lanka. Some people think that BBS is a patriot movement and some […]

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Pictures: Bodu Bala Sena In America

Bodu Bala Sena delegation headed by BBS Secretary General Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero had a successful meeting with high monks in USA in April 2013, says the BBS. BBS also says; the delegation was invited as special guests from Sri Lanka for the Opening Ceremony of new Meditation center at Indiana Buddhist temple USA,  Fort Wayne on 2013.04.22. Many Sri Lankans and Americans participated the ceremony […]

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