27 September, 2020

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BBS Gnanasara Calls For Patience; Shares Wisdom In Combating Islamic Extremism And Says Its Time To Go After The ‘Big Fish’

BBS Gnanasara today called for patience to resolve the threat of Islamic extremism and terrorism, as he expressed sadness over the plight of ordinary Muslims due to growing anti-Muslim sentiments in the country.

Gnanasara

“It is regretful that ordinary, innocent Muslims who earns their daily wages have been heavily impacted by this issue…It has reached a point where it has become impossible for them to face life,” Gnanasara said, addressing the media today at the presser, which featured detailed security sweeps before Gnanasara came in.

He said although only a certain segment of the Muslim population that follows Wahabism and the ‘even more dangerous Salafism’ that nurtures extremism and radicalization, followers of Wahabism and Salafism hide behind money and sponsorship of politicians to evade the law.

“All this time we have been going after small fish – it is now time to go after the big fish,” he said.

True to his claim, Gnanasara shared information with media about alleged links maintained by the owner of a local education institute, with terrorist Zaharan. The British College of Applied Studies CEO/Chairman Abdul Rahuman was accused of having amassed wealth and assets both locally and overseas through aiding and abetting terrorism and terrorists including some of those who carried out the Easter Sunday bombings.

He also asked Elections Commissioner to ban political party – National Front for Good Governance – founded by Rahuman .

The controversial monk also warned religious leaders including the Cardinal, against collaborating with certain Muslim religious leaders to fight Islamic extremism, as it is the same figures who assisted terrorists such as Zaharan.

“We can resolve this issue, so we ask the authorities to allow us to resolve this crisis,” he said.

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  • 14
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    He is shame to Buddhism and Sinhalese.. He incited all hatred and now he is freed. It is Sri Lankan jungle law..

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      We condemn attempts by some groups to poison grass which beef cattle eat. This is a very bad practice found in Israel and India. According to some it is in SL too.

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        Why would they do that? These people want to save cattle. Not kill them.

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      President SIRISENA

      1) SHOULD reveal the naton and the world as to why he thought release of a high criminal monk in an epoch the nation has been going through all the anxities with national security.
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      2) In his absence in the country, amidst security warning, that EASTER SUNDAY BOMBINGS killed over 260 of innocient parents incl… milk babies injuring over 500 or more…. but BP Sirisena has never come down to ask for an apology NOT to have reacted as the minister of defence/law and order even if NATIONAL intelligence had warned him weeks before the disaster
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      3)Then again, in the aftermath of disaster, Colombo High Priest Rev. Malcom Ranjith and his direct mediation almost saved no more 83 style riots on the muslim community, but SINHALA buddhists started hunting INNOCIENT muslims in Kurunagala, Minuangoda and several other areas under allegdly lead of Rajapakshe supporters.
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      4).All in all, The president of the country HAS abused his powers not once several times sofar, .. now it is time him togo…. he has been becoming a severe headache to majority of people in this country.

  • 15
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    I can’t buy it. THIS man to have patience and give the country advice? The man who spread hate and lies, and got racist mobs to burn places of worship, attack homes, businesses, which ended in Muslims being killed in Aluthgama? A real thug.
    Something is wrong here.

    By they way, didn’t he give up his robes and wear western attire?

  • 16
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    I say Gnanasara is the main culprit who should be blamed for some of the muslims being driven to extremism.
    I didn’t say all. I said some mind you.
    Now why the sudden empathy for ordinary muslims?
    I don’t trust such bastards one bit. There is more to what meets the eye.
    This guy is just a puppet in the hands of some very powerful people.
    Yes we have to be empathetic towards the common muslim person. Yes we have to accommodate refugees who have no where to go, yes we have to find the main operators of extremism in Sri Lanka, and more.
    But suddenly coming from Gnanasara I don’t trust a single word of what this thug says of a second. He is not a representative of Buddhism to me by any standard.
    A buddhist monk is exactly the opposite of this psycho. A true buddhist monk ‘if there are any left’ would never behave and speak the way gnanasara has behaved over the past years.
    Buddhism teaches us to exercise mudita, karuna, upeka, mithree. And a buddhist monk is the personification of those qualities and more.
    A buddhist monk does not dabble into politics. They distance themselves from the ways of the world. Gnanasara has done to buddhism what wahabis have done to Islam.
    Just because he is wearing an orange cloth it does not make him a monk.
    He is a hunting dog for the big mafia power brokers.
    Just watch and let us see what this unfortunate bastard who may have become a monk through his misfortune has to say. Tread lightly. Don’t get carried away Sri Lankans. We have known the truth all the while. Gnanasara does not need to remind us.

  • 2
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    What else do you expect from the great Gnanasara. He feels for the ordinary muslims, unlike the muslim leaders. As I said in one of my previous comment ” GNANASARA FRO PRESIDENCY”

  • 15
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    Look at this man!
    Does anyone can say he is a Buddhist monk?
    He is a wild thug

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    Very sensible. The scourge of extremism has to be completely wiped out so that all Sri Lankans could live in peace and harmony.
    We cannot expect this from corrupt, inept politicians .

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    What is this guy up to. Is he going to contest Presidential elections. He should first expose the stinking big Sharks like Gota and Mara. The drama begins from the day one Gnanasara was out, Ranil goes behind Dhammika Perera on the other side is Patholaya with Gota and Mara ,The political conundrum of the moment.
    While Srilanka is burning these buggers are fiddling.

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    Ven. Ghanasara who appeared in ‘Salakuna’ program in Hiru TV explained his role in revealing the emerging threat from Wahabi and Salafi extremism to the rulers of this country. It appears that power hungry politicians who do not care what happens to the people did not pay enough attention to those warmings. Then he has decided to warn the general public about this menace. It could be that some politicians who tacitly supported these extremist groups for their political gains did not like that. So harassing of Ven. Gnanasara started. Is giving a warning about a threat to the people a crime?

    Some goons in this forum brand Ven. Gnanasara as a terrorist. If Ven. Gnanasara is branded as a terrorist, all the TNA politicians also should be branded as terrorists because they openly supported LTTE Demala terrorist organization. Few Christian clergy also openly extended their support to LTTE. They also should be branded as terrorists. All the Muslim clergy who kept swords, daggers arms and ammunition in Mosques also should be branded as terrorists. Ven.Gnanasara hasn’t got involved in committing any terrorist acts or supported terrorists.
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    Those who take a leading role in bashing Buddhist monks have conveniently forgotten the despicable activities carried out by clergy of other religions probably because they get paid for bashing Buddhist monks and Sinhala Buddhists.

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    In Buddha Sasana there are two kinds of monks; ‘Gramawasi’ (Villege dwellers) and ‘Aranyawasi’ (Forest dwellers). In Sri Lanka both these groups can be found. Village dweller monks live with people, attend to their spiritual needs, look after them and guide them. A large majority of Village Dwelling monks perform these duties and in return they get food and other basic necessities from people.
    During more than 2000 years old history of this country, whenever the country faced a threat, these Village Dwelling monks have played a main role by putting the country first and monkhood second to save the country. When Dravidians invaded Sinhale, Village Dwelling monks extended their full support to Sinhalayo who fought against Dravidians who came to colonize this country. During colonial rule Buddhist monks played a leading role against their rule and some even went in front of the firing squad. Thousands of Buddhist monks were killed by colonial barbarians.
    After British left, the country faced new challenges because Colonial rulers introduced many changes that were detrimental to native Sinhalayo. They brought millions of slaves from Malabar and changed the demographic map. They gave land ownership to Muslims who were given refugee status by King Senerath. Now native Sinhalyo are facing new challenges because of the changes introduced by colonial rulers. So Buddhist monks have a right to play a role to face those challenges.

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    This is our curse. To live and die in Dharma Deepa.

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    BBS Monk doe snot know how useful Wahhabism to Sri lanka is. Ask Mangala. We are getting $ 480 million loan from MCC becaused Wahhabis blew up. Wahhabis should explode again.

  • 4
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    Wonder whether he had a brain transplant while at the prison. A positive change of tone. Hope he walks the talk.

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      He is a sleep walker who talks in his sleep!

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    Colombo Telegraph Author!

    First make sure you respect the clergy! Do not post photos of this monk(or any) in street cloths and disrespect, disrepute and ridicule … its because of the Buddhist monks this country stays as ONE! So back off with your dirty, biased and racist journalism!

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      He was disrobed while in hospital and prison and that should have been for life.

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    What the bhikku says is Wahhabi – Pabakaran blew up himself. (Think, Once Pabakaran HIMSELF BECAME A HOMICIDE BOMBER, LTTE would become useless entity.). But, so many Wahhabi-Anton Balasingham are living. there may be so many child soldiers who ready to listen to Anton Balasingham.Another question I heard, African – Wahhabi sects are in the Govt and in the important places. They are catching up with the Management structure. they are not yet ready with the military power. Some doctors may be in that group. Who knows whether Boko HAram was operating in Sri lanka and we did not know. It is like tamils. Most civilians were made silent by showing their strength,. This might be what is behind and we are not ready to follow it.

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    Looks like “Low and Odor” has now been taken up by Ganasara. Initially it was with Lankan intelligence and security , then FBI and Interpol came for assistance and eventually as expected it has been handed over to Ganasara.

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    Gandassara should be starved like he was in Prison! He looks sensible in this Photo!
    After One meal with the President, he goes back to his old way of thinking!
    Wonder what drugs the President has in His Curries?

  • 4
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    I still remember the hullabaloo and heated debates on Ganasara while inside prison, about robing and disrobing, disqualification as a monk,ethics on Buddhism,facility/privileges blah, blah, blah., when it was so obvious Ganasara will return as he went, and get back to his vigilantism (not Buddhism) just as before , with more power.The guy was just resting and preparing for his next act , what is called political holidays/vacations at the cost of tax payers money. Irony is our public including,authors, readers and commentators are all happy, in continuing this SHAM. You guys must be getting some shit out of this, I guess. What a waste.

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    was he not the one who started by killing muslims in aluthgama. racist terrorist. should be hanged.

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    Sajith, your father is responsible for the pathetic situation native Sinhalayo have gotten into. When the Proportional Representation system was introduced the initial cut off point for any party to qualify for parliamentary representation was 12.5% but Ranasinghe Premadasa reduced the cut-off point to 5% on a request made by M H M Ashraff of the SLMC before the 1988 elections. The reduction was with political intent and resulted in ethnic-based political parties with ethnic-based agendas to enter parliament and legislatively weaken and destabilize Sri Lanka incrementally to what it is today. The guy who did this should rot in hell for trillion years.

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    Does anyone notice that this pseduo monk to have learnt anything during his recent jail sessions ?
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    If it is not seen adequate, in civilized cultures, the kind of men be prison forever.
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    Authorities over to you, please think it about the danger before the people by SINHALA extremists or other extremists are the same.
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    Now with all is clear that BP Rajaakshes to have funded those EXREMISTs movement during their DOG days, we feel you guys together with lanken INTELLIGENCE should be even more vigilent. Or Not ?
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    In terms of Ghansara, we thought DEVIL is not darker as we thought before, but now him being out, we get to hear, he is becoming even more dangerous than ever had been:
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    God bless Srilanka, May LB s true teachings be blessed this nation.
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    Greetings from Switzerland for today

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    BBS Gnanasara has become the new war Hero now. It appears that his come back diminished the popularity of his former boss Gotapaya in the public domain. It looks like he may become the next president of this country.

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    CT,you are creating a shortage of cucumbers and egg plants in the market.Stop showing this handsome hunk of a monk.After meditating in jail he has just woken and was going to have a shave.

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    If Buddhist monks do feel a need to eradicate all kinds of extremism, not just of Muslim, I’m certain that they can find the best possible solution within the Buddhism itself without resorting to militant tactics. That is b’cos Buddhism, unlike all the other dominant faith based (mono or poly) theistic religions, is intelligence based religion. Therefore, in the modern world where logical scientific explanations has taken central role nearly in every field, Buddhism should have a tremendous advantage against not just in combating extremism, but also in questioning the validity of other religions.
    However, it is quite obvious that modern Buddhist practices have abandoned their most powerful position and instead, turned it into another faith based religion. The seed for this tendency could be seen during Buddha’s own time but now the faith has totally forced out the intellectual aspect of what Buddha really hoped for with his theory. May be it is not too late to refurbish core principal of Buddhism. In this respect, if Buddhist believe that they are threaten by other faith base theistic religions, then nobody but Buddhist monks themselves should bare the blame. As far as I can see, in the modern world, the real challenge “true” Buddhism is facing, at least in theory, not other religions but new discoveries challenging existing beliefs and the philosophy of science known as materialistic thinking (not the Marxist version; despite the common belief Marxism is not a materialistic theory b’cos it is founded on a value judgement) that provide the basis for such discoveries.
    In other words, in the modern world, the real challenge for Buddhism is how to reformulate itself in order to be able to merge with scientific philosophy if not to challenge it out right.

  • 6
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    shame on this land of jungle law .
    one law for sinahalese and one for Tamils .
    shame on judges .
    shame on law enforcement agents .
    shame on all politicians

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    “We can resolve this issue, so we ask the authorities to allow us to resolve this crisis,”
    BBS Gnanasara.

    Well said. That is all the President, Ravi, Thalatha ,Jayawickrema et al. wanted.

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    Ganasara,

    The Satan, Devil following Wahhabi-Salafies and clones have fooled many ordinary innocent Muslims, that they are ‘True’ Muslims, and have caused so much calamity and killings of Muslims, especially, Shia, Sufi and Ahmedia in the world, and Christians as well. One common factor is that they do not like those who love God, as they Love Satan, Devil, Mara.

    Ganasara, you also love MaRa, Devil as you have been attacking Muslims and Christians, and avoided attacking the Wahhabi Salafies, because BBS and Wahhabi Dakafues were funded by Gota, your sponsor.

    Where in the Buddha Dharma, it says, it approves you actions and tactics other than your sponsors
    ?

    Now, Google Hadith of Najd, to better understand the Satan, Devil, Mara following Wahhabi Salafies and clones. They originated from Riyadh, Wahhabi-Salafi Saudi Arabia, currently aided and abetted by the Great Satan.

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      Bro Amarasiri,
      So long people are made to believe, the other way around of this satan. Not an inch of progress will be made to a nation free from sinhala extremism.
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      BP Sirisena has released him considering his adavantages.
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      Now I see more of the light at the end of the tunnel regarding the nemesis of BP Sirisena.
      He will end up in hell, for sure.

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        Buramphisincho Sahodaraya,

        “He will end up in hell, for sure.”

        The sad part is the people have to wait. There may or may not be a Hell or Apaya for eternity, but can he be given the ‘humane’ treatment given to Mussolini?

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    “It is regretful that ordinary, innocent Muslims who earns their daily wages have been heavily impacted by this issue…It has reached a point where it has become impossible for them to face life,”

    We are overwhelmed by what’s happening in the country and what’s being revealed via the media outlets to the general public. We can come to conclusions about the truth only when we are fully confident that what is being revealed to the public is investigated and the facts are made bare. Till such time what is crucial is that we, the public do not create an environment for any sector of the Sri Lankan community to feel isolated or harassed in any way. After weeks of continuing pain, broken spirits and social disturbances we must create for ourselves, at least for the sake of the young, the children, an environment conducive to peace, reconciliation and trust. Hatred in our hearts will lead to hate speech and that will eventually lead to hateful actions. Whatever steps are taken to remedy the current situation by those responsible, must be born out of love, compassion and understanding nurtured by wisdom and respect to the law.

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      Ethel: the media is coughing for it’s coffers.they are cexagerating things. Do not listen to their TV do not buy their papers.I started with that practice about 10 years ago. I was sick of the TV and the so called national dailies that publish lies. Rohan Gunaratne pick that muck and call himself a Professor.

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    Zharan of Wahhabi Islam and Gnanasara of Sinhala Buddhism are two sides of the same coin. What Gnanasara is capable of doing is simply more chaos and more blood. What will happen if Zharan like Wahhabi Islamists wanted to contain Gnanasara & Co. Once again more chaos and more blood. Is that what we Sri Lankans long for?

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    soon after Ending of Elam war in 2009 May,Islamist started building of separate units exclusively for Muslims in south east by Hisbullah & North west by Baduddin. Both units were funded by Saudi Arabia.as such Saudi sect of Islamism spread within those two units.With seen & hearing of ISIS actions in middle east Muslim youths took advantage of Jobs opportunities in middle east countries and joined ISIS. In hearing what is going on in those countries via those caders who joined ISIS their friends in Lanka started few activities here as well. BBS led by Venerable Gnanasara on hearing & seen those activities started counter attacks. At the very beginning It was only verbal counter attacks but when Muslim ministers were in that government started counter the BBS activities using their ministerial powers & Speed up their original activities that was making Saudi types separate units in south east and north west, Peaceful atmosphere broken. Both side were resorted to dangerous confrontations. After 2015 with new government that totally depended on minority parties sympathies situation got versed I suppose. Minority parties specially Muslims.political parties took advantage to the mixium. It was fresh new breaths for Muslim youths who are dreaming on making whole world adhere to their Almighty. That was how Islamic Terrorism born here I suppose. Now can not wait.sweep everybody out by force. Otherwise country will be in deep trouble.

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    Gnanasara,
    Leave the Muslims alone. Go after the Sinhala big shots in the BOI who encourage Shariah money e. g. Sinhala BOI who are into the steel plant in Trinco.

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