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BBS Gnasara’s Suicide Jackets Claim: Muslim Council Goes To Police Commission

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has today urged the Inspector General of Police and the National Police commission to inquire into the latest charges made by monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara of the Bodu Bala Sena claiming that the police found suicide jackets in a Muslim home down Kawdana road. MCSL has also requested the IGP to take immediate action against Gnanasara Thero if he was lying as this charge could cause hate against the Muslims.

We publish below the statement in full;



December 16th 2015

The Inspector General of Police
Police Headquarters
Colombo 1

Dear Sir,

It is with much concern that we wish to bring to your notice, a statement made by Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) which could be seen from the enclosed DVD. He has accused the Muslims of harboring extremists and planning a major military attack on Sri Lanka with the support of international terrorists. You will note in the enclosed DVD that he has specifically accused the Muslims of hoarding suicide jackets and harboring terrorists in a private residence in Kawdana, Dehiwela.

You will no doubt give very serious attention to the statement made by Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero that would warrant an immediate investigation by yourself. Given the portrayal of the Muslim community in a very detrimental manner, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka calls upon your good-self to conduct an impartial inquiry and take appropriate action.

Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero’s recent statement is obviously to restart the hate campaign that existed before the Presidential elections 8th of January 2015, by targeting the Muslim and other minority communities. As you are aware, there have been over 540 incidents of violence, intimidation and hate carried out by extremist groups like the BBS against the Muslims and over 511 incidents against the evangelical Christians during the last three years. Mosques, Churches and prayer centers have been systematically targeted and destroyed. Despite several representations, no proper police action has been taken against these those responsible for such acts at that time.

Given the independence of the Police since January 2015, we are hopeful that appropriate and urgent action will be taken by you on the above and if the accusations are found to be false, to punish those responsible for hate campaigns and disrupting peace in the country.

I thank you for your kind and immediate attention.

Yours sincerely

N M Ameen

CC: Chairperson National Police Commission

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    [Edited out]

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    In case the police have forgotten:

    Section 2(1)(h) of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, No. 48 of 1979 (PTA). Any person who by words either spoken or intended to be read or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise causes or intends to cause commission of acts of violence or religious, racial or communal disharmony or feelings of ill-will or hostility between different communities or racial or religious groups shall be guilty of an offence under this Act.

  • 4

    While our BBS Gnanissa from Norwegian Nikaya is still barking up the wrong tree, young Keselwatta Kid from the UNP is standing up for the Armed Forces.

    Keselwatta kid pointed out to Batalnda PM’s Buddies the TNA, that it is Mr V Pirahaparan and his Tigers who destroyed the houses in Jaffna, not the Armed Forces as alleged by Velllas, Sambandan and CM Vigneswaran.

    Batalanada was quiet as a mouse .

    So were the other UNP Ministers and MPs whose birth certificates say they are Sinhala Buddhists.

    Keselwatta Kid may not have the clout to stop Batalanda Ranil’s Hybrid Courts trying our brave Soldiers on War Crime charges.

    But Keselwatta Kid may at least try to stop Batalanda Ranil inflicting the ultimate insult on the great majority and the Armed Forces, by paying compensation to absentee landlords in East London and Vellala Gardens in Colombo, for Pirahaparan and Tigers A.K.A TNA boys destroying their houses and taking timber to build bunkers.

  • 4

    I doubt whether Gnanasara Thera is a true Budhist. Best is to ignore him He is after cheap pulicity. He loves luxury life going abut in S320 Mecedes Benz Super Luxury Car

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      “I doubt whether Gnanasara Thera is a true Budhist.”

      Can agree on that.

      But is Gnanasara Thera is a true Sinhala “Buddhist” who follows the Mahawansa?

  • 1

    Gnanasara should see this. A former Buddhist monk who converted to Islam, and through his knowledge of both religions, confirms that the teachings of both religions religious leaders Lord Buddha and Prophet Muhammed (Peace and blessings be upon him) compliment each other.


  • 3

    BBS Gnasara is suffering from minority Phobia (Muslim, Christian and Tamil Phobia). The Rajapakshe govt. used them as a tool to play the communal card but it very badly failed. They lost all the Muslim, Christian and Tamil votes.

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      BBS Gnasara follwas Mara, the Enemy of Buddha.

      Mahinda Rajapaksa started following Mara.

      Just the same way Buddha beat Mara, the People beat Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      Only Mara followers are now left with Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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    This [Edited out] by my fellow Buddhists for insulting our divine religion

  • 0

    How about some whiskey and chicken curry for him

  • 0

    I wonder whether we will stumble upon a modern-day SL version of Henry II !

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