The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has expressed concern over statements issued by various organisations and individuals over the summit of Buddhist monks they have scheduled to be held tomorrow, describing them as ‘attempts made by racist, extremist groups and opportunist politicians to disrupt BBS activities’.
BBS CEO Dilanthe Withanage issuing a statement has remarked that a series of actions are being carried out as part of a conspiracy to break the momentum that is building in support of their activities, by religious extremists, opportunists, fundamentalists and racists.
He has gone on to say the statement issued by the Sri Lanka Muslim Council on the visit of Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu to Sri Lanka to partake in the BBS summit is one such attempt to aggravate the local Muslim community against Buddhists and Buddhist monks.
“We regret their actions – Venerable Wirathu decided to visit Sri Lanka and participate in the Sangha Sammelana following an open invitation we extended to the international Buddhist community. There is no need for the SLMC to get riled up over it,” Withanage has stated.
Moreover, he called upon all the Buddhists in the country to ensure they do not fall prey to the traps laid by such groups because the primary motive of the Buddhists should be to build the country and not destroy it.
“Despite their continuous use of phrases such as ‘the promotion of co-existence in Sri Lanka’ they are carrying out underhand activities that destroy the nation. This is ample reason fr the entire nation to remain alert on their activities,” he added.
Withanage has gone on to criticize UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake’s statements involving the BBS, describing it as a ‘yardstick to measure how bad the opportunist politicians have failed in promoting their narrow agendas, before the uniting Sinhala Buddhist forces.’
Speaking further he has pledged to continue with the Summit tomorrow irrelevant of the challenges that might come their way and has urged the Buddhist community to refrain from engaging in any activity that would send a wrong impression about Buddhists and Sri Lanka to the global community.
Sama / September 27, 2014
Hi Friends thse talks sound almost like what Mahinda Rajapakshe adds on his stages – I mean his practical thugghish agendas being materialized by his brother Gota is his true colours. How many more months would the hallozinated folks take to grasph this.
BBS and their funds being gotten by foreign bodies or direct Rajaapkshe funding bodies should be investigated and the reports should be made clear to the nation. Have they done this even if Aluthgama (srilankens ) faced all kind of riots lately ? This man and hisadministration goes on saying that the country is leberated – but dont we see that we have non-leberated areas within the nation today ? What have we achieved in the line of sustainable peace since war is no longer there ? Since 2005 have we spent high costs for fighting a war to let people suffer with rocketed price hikes even for daily essentials. I know myself, that my family (from middle class) suffers a lot today. Lately I met a friend visited Europe said to me how hard it is for COMMON man to face the high cost of living today- ballige puthas to run the country to this manner, who have given the powers if not PEOPLE themselves ? They just brutally abuse state funds thinking as if they are their pvt properties. The surname Rajapakshe is long before captured lanken most hatred house hold dictionary. People stay mum not knowing their basic rights are safeguarded. Gotas agendas are even worst thatn that of a rabid dog.
Thiru / September 27, 2014
Miracle of Asia that Sinhala rulers have turned the island from independence in 1948.
Now they welcome the world’s most notorious Buddhist terrorist with red carpet.
Isn’t it really the wonder of Asia in its governance? What will the world think of these lunatics?
They want to make the island a Sinhala Buddhist country that Buddha – promised as per Mahavamsa! My foot – Buddha’s good name is tainted by these bigots.
Can you find a more lunatic people on Earth than these racist, religious bigots?
More dramatic things these Mara brothers, circus can do, let’s wait and see.
Amarasiri / September 27, 2014
“Withanage has gone on to criticize UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake’s statements involving the BBS, describing it as a ‘yardstick to measure how bad the opportunist politicians have failed in promoting their narrow agendas, before the uniting Sinhala Buddhist forces.’”
MaRa and this thuggish plans to use True Sinhala Buddhists against the Muslims, and get Sinhala Buddhist Votes is backfiring and boomeranging against the MaRas. the BBS , the terrorists and their clones.
See What Uva gave.
Mara terrorists wants to promote his family hegemony.
Sri Lankans with common sense will not allow for that.
Listen to Anura Kumara Dissanayaka of JVP.
Siribunja / September 28, 2014
dont worry Amarasiri, we have to fight further to get the man made out of our sights soon. UVA sheda great message but I am still doubtful when it goes the results of the upcoming PE. They the people will get manipulated grabbing their votes. fUNDS that the opposition will have no will be poured to MR campaign sending the poor of the poor to dreaming thought similar to poor man s dreams by watching HINDI films in india. All the tactics of high abusive kinds he the MR will be applying is surety for us all, having studied the man alone in the last few years. Some cancers can only be healed if patients and therapists identify them at the primary stages, lanken social cancer which is now grown to intermdidate levels can only be healed if the opposition would do the job being united. JVP has paid signs of being joined to any powerful opposition so long their thoughts could converge. So coming 3 months, we ll see it, but our job shold be to promote our anti MR thoughts as much as we can.
Ansar / September 27, 2014
BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER.
MURDERERS NEED MURDERERS FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. THE MASS MURDERER, THE SERIAL KILLER AND THE ALUTHGAMA/BERUWELA KILLER HAD INVITED ANOTHER MASS MURDERER.
WELCOME TO THE MIRACLE OF ASIA WIRATHU, HEADED BY MURDEROUS MARA.
UNLEASH YOUR FURY ON MUSLIMS,JUST THE WAY YOU DID IN MYANMAR. WHAT’S THE OFFER FROM PONNASARA AND MARA? MAY BE WOMEN FROM PONNASARA AND BOUNTY FROM MARA.
ENJOY THE STAY AND TASTE THE BLOOD OF SRI LANKAN MUSLIMS TOO,MAY BE WILL TASTE DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF BURMESE.
PS: THIS IS HOW MARA DISPLAYS HIS HYPOCRISY TO THE WORLD. SHOW TO THE WORLD THAT HE DONATES A MILLION DOLLARS TO PALESTINE AND DISCREETLY BRINGS VIRATHU TO CAUSE MAYHEM . HYPOCRITE NUMBER ONE, THE WORLD HAS PRODUCED.
Mujahedin / September 27, 2014
BBS spending this much money to this conference why cant give people who living very poor among Buddhist and increase your population without pointing out others.
Every Problem due to the BBS. we had problem 30 Years war, now these Buddhist Monk BBS Making Problem but Sri Lanka never ever developed
jehan / September 27, 2014
lets make bbs absarani with wirathu
Sylvia Haik / September 27, 2014
In Sri Lanka the lunatics have certainly taken over the asylum. We have deported valuable tourists for displaying Buddha tattoos on their arms; and a Nigerian wedding party because a certain disease was prevalent in Nigeria. Tourism in Sri Lanka suffered a big hit brought on by the domestic conflict and we should instead be building up the industry. We are indeed a Sinhala country because of the majority people but we are no more a Buddhist nation as India or Nepal where Buddhism was born. The atrocities some Buddhists and the clergy are advocating in the name of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Lord Buddha must be turning in his grave.
Safa / September 27, 2014
BBS has called a Maha Sangha Conference including Foreign Delegates? Where is the Govt? Where is the MEA? Where are the Mahnayakes?
Is BBS the face of Sri Lanka Buddhist?
Saman / September 28, 2014
What a shame for a drunkard and a womanizer who maintain and taking care of a [Edited out] living in France to be the Head monk.
Where is “Jathika Sanga Sabawa” Mervin Silva and Rajitha Senaratna.
Shame on Sri Lanka Therawada Buddhism.
What are the qualifications required to be a Buddhist Monk in Sri Lanka……
Lord Buddha was a King who became a Buddhist monk. Who are the current day Buddhist monks.
Looking for answers.
Marwan / September 28, 2014
Our country has hosted many Buddhist events of International repute and everyone in the country were willing participants to make it a success. But this time both MR and Gota have decamped (similar to when the Aluthgama/Beruwela fiasco took place) so as to escape direct blame for any fallout outcome of this meeting. This is not a meeting of the original calm and serene Buddhist monks that we know of, but a meeting of butchers, murderers, arsonists and stone throwers wrapped up in safron robes purporting to be saintly monks. It has been reported that Wirathu was behind the killing of Muslims and later wrapped their bodies with safron robes and claimed that those were monks killed by Muslims. Such is the mentality of these sadists. Dilantha, you can go to hell with your mischievous, calculated and loaded threats, we know what you are capable of. Of course peaceful Muslims living in SL have every right to be concerned when such fanatics are treated as honoured gusts and permitted to openly share their methods of annihilating minority communities.
ela kolla / September 29, 2014
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Sylvia Haik / September 29, 2014
These pseudo monks are flouting the discipline and the teachings of Lord Buddha with gay abandon. The BBS Kingpin has already admitted to drinking and womanising. His fat physique is evidence of generous helpings and not the meagre sustenance Lord Buddha advocated. Buddhism is not as old as Judaism or Hinduism, but from a small country as Nepal, has grown to massive proportions overtaking all other religions, because of its peaceful teachings and respecting the rights of others including defenceless animals. What the likes of Gnanasara Thera and the BBS and this Burmese terrorist advocate in the name of Buddhism is taken on board only by the morons for their own different reasons. Sadly we have many of them, some also in government.