General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagoda Atte Gnanasara has threatened put an end to the political careers of politicians who condone their campaign.
Gnanasara who is infamous for remarks that incite racial hatred and was in fact recently held directly responsible for making statements that led to anti-Muslim violence in Southern Sri Lanka, had made this warning at a press conference held at their headquarters located in Colombo 6, Sri Lanka.
He had issued the warning to both government Ministers as well as opposition MPs, demanding them to be wary in their criticisms towards the BBS while asserting that their failure to do so would lead to their end.
“So far we are patiently observing, keeping mum to the way we in which we are are being demeaned. But we will be compelled to take action if they do not heed our warning,” the radical monk had asserted.
Gnanasara had challenged the Police to take him into custody if any accusations against him can be proven. He had also heavily criticised the arrests made by the Police so far with links to the brutal violence that broke out in Aluthgama and Beruwala, describing it as an act that is carried out to mollify Muslims and the international community.
To listen the BBS Gnasara’s press conference click here
Issuing a statement on US visa issue last night the BBS said; “the organization has never used violent attacks on anyone during our short history of last two years”
We publish below the statement in full;
The Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) would like to inform all concerned parties that the news item published by http://www.theindependent.lk web site on July 1, 2014 under the caption “How Gnanasara lost his American visa” is completely wrong and a fabricated one. It is a part of a conspiracy planned by certain groups to discredit the BBS. We in the BBS would like to reiterate that our organization has never used violent attacks on anyone during our short history of last two years.
The above news site carried a news item in Sinhala and English languages purporting that the BBS was planning to attack the US Embassy in Colombo and to stage a demonstration opposite that embassy. All these news items are fabricated by this web site as a part of its conspiracy against the BBS.
The news story in question further says that the BBS is very angry over the visa issue. Obviously BBS is not happy over the US embassy’s decision to cancel Visa granted to Ven Galagaoatte Gnanasara Thera, Secretary General of BBS at a very crucial time when all international media have been ganged up to attack the organization connecting it to the recent incidents at Aluthgama where clashes between Sinhala and Muslim groups erupted. However, as a Buddhist Organization that believes in tolerance and nonviolence, we are not angry over the decision of the Us Government. As a professional organization we have the maturity, courage and strength to look at this situation positively with the assistance of teachings guided by the Middle Path approach.
The BBS is of the opinion that the Aluthgama attacks were very unfortunate incidents and vehemently condemn terrorist activities. We urge government to take all necessary steps to punish who are responsible for these crimes. Some of the BBS members delivered emotional speeches emphasizing the need to protect Sinhala Buddhists who are actually a very small global minority although they could be described as a national majority, but nowhere its members had engaged in whipping up public anger by delivering hate speeches. All global forces and resources such as global funding, politics, trade, media and even global terrorism work not in the favor of this global minority. We have made speeches against Muslim and all other forms of terrorism and extremism. We have nothing against the moderate Muslims but would not approve the prevailing of extremist Muslim groups.
It is so unfortunate that so called democratic forces of international community attempt to solve our problems overlooking some of the stakeholders of the problem. Similarly some sections of media both national and international with vested interests have described us as a terrorist group which we are not. It has to be mentioned that none of those media organizations who branded us as a group of terrorists have had contacted us for comment before fixing that label on us.
We reiterate to all concerned parties that the BBS has never involved in any form violence or terrorism. The stories fabricated associating the BBS with the recent violent incidents that took place at Alutgama anf Beruwala would serve only one purpose – they would help the real culprits behind those crimes getaway.
K.A Sumanasekera / July 2, 2014
Will intelligence officers of Cameron, Harper and the Lady Ambassador in Colombo help with evidence for the UNP bad mouth Samaraweera take up the Defence Sec’s challenge and force him out voluntarily for good??….
Will the handlers of Raiappu , Asath Sally , and the other loud NGOs chip in?.
Will Sumanathiran , Premachandran and Sambandan, put Gnanassara,Gota combination on top of the agenda to seek protection for the Srilankan Muslims when they soon fly to Delhi to meet their new friend PM Modi?.
And make a request for help from RAW to protect the Muslims from any harm like what they suffered in the North and the East?…
Peace Lover / July 2, 2014
Will K A Sumanasekera allow this Gnanasara fellow to make love to his wife is the question in everyone’s minds
imagine this scenario ” K A Sumansekera burns midnight oil and types away in blogs defending Gnanasara thug while the vile Gnanasara makes love to K A Sumanasekera’s wife,now how cool is that !
george jilmart / July 2, 2014
good one peace lover, you have hit in on the head. KAS will love to have a peek while Gnanasara the thug seduces his wife. After all isn’t it an honour for the wife to be …. by a Buddhist monk thug.
burt / July 4, 2014
I don’t even want to think of what that union will produce.
Mallaiyuran / July 2, 2014
If Brother Prince can prove his honesty, if he has the guts, he has to go to OHCHR. If he does not like to go, he can let the OHCHR to come to Lanka.
Whether Brother prince like it not, Sambanthar’s challenge is outstanding for the last three years. They say the frog in the pond destroy itself with its mouth. Yesterday Asma Jehangir has given an interview to BBC asking all of the defense and police people to give them their witness. So BBS’s galapola Thero and brother prince should not issue a lot of foolish challenges with their puny brians.
There are already challenges looming all around Brother prince, the pond frog (it shows to the snake where it is by opening it mouth and croak loud). With that damage already there, the well frog K.A Sumanasekera loading the brother prince with additional challenges. That is not a real service. It is going to cause real damage.
Dinuk / July 2, 2014
Galagaoatte Gnanasara has dropped the Atte part! He tells Boru, twists the facts and promotes hate speech and terrorism.
He is a Sinhala Buddhist Moda Terrorist. The bad English grammar in this statement shows that lack of education of this Sinhala Modaya and his followers. They have NO concept of how to analyze international politics and local society. These are IGNORANT and VIOLENT BUDDHISTS.
Shame on Maduluwawe Sobith thero for not speaking out against the gross violation of what the Buddha taught – Ahimsa, karuna, metta, muditha, upeka — by this ignorant and uneducated BBS rabble.
Marwan / July 2, 2014
Maduluwawe Sobith thero and many others are scared to say anything since BBS will manhandle them and his chance of succeeding as the common Presidential candidate platform will whittle away. In a side-note, already the Muslims living in SL will not trust another Buddhist monk, be it Maduluwawe Sobith thero or any other Buddhist monk to become their leader, after bad experience of BBS mad monks. They fear that it will be their end.
srilal / July 2, 2014
“already the Muslims living in SL will not trust another Buddhist monk, be it Maduluwawe Sobith thero or any other Buddhist monk to become their leader, after bad experience of BBS mad monks. They fear that it will be their end. “
this is exactly what the conspirators wanted , thank you Marawan for being part of it !
Gamini M.Jayalath / July 2, 2014
Were you born to an English in England and what English do you speak?How dare you say that the Sinhalese are fools(modayas)?Have you ever heard of the irrigation and architecture of the ancient Sinhalese when such were not even imaginable by the west?Have you ever heard that so called Sinhalese were self-sufficient and the nation was known as the “Granary of East? There are thousand and one Sinhalese in the country as well as in the other parts world who are well verse in English even than the native speakers! Therefore,you withdraw your comment! Before using language on social network,be particular what is expressed and how it is expressed!
tasil samarasinha / July 2, 2014
None of this rubbish is necessary as the Bar Association Of Sri Lanka has written to the AG giving all the evidence.It is for him to act.Do you think he will?
Native Vedda / July 2, 2014
What do you read from Galagoda Atte Gnanasara the saffron clad thug’s face?
I see murder in his eyes and unbelievable level of hatred for himself.
I suppose majority inhabitants love him.
BBS REP / July 2, 2014
The spineless IGP will only tremble at the challenge that Gnanasara the powerful brute and thug has thrown towards him. Gnanasara cannot be touched thanks to his godfather Gota.
If I were a politician in Sri Lanka either in the government or the opposition I will not lock horns with this brute Gnanasara. He has the wholehearted backing of Gota who controls the murderous STF and also the armed forces. It is this unstinted backing by Gota, the STF and the army that gives Gnanasara his arrogance and the audacity to openly proclaim that any criticism of him will lead to one’s end.
Sharmen Seneviratne / July 2, 2014
How can a citizen of the country come to this level if there is NO powerd forces backed behind him ?
Senior Journalists and many other prima facie evidences are there to prove Ghanasara s move is socially destructive. NO doubt can make new form of communal violence between srilanken muslims and srilanken buddhists. Buddhists that identify as radical sort following the path of NOT the teachings of buddha but the teachings of secret mentors like Gotabaya and BBS.
Can any average citizen ever challenge the police or foces of the state while having glass clearly proved publicly to have animated general public. If a referendum would have been called, the significant masses in the society will surely have shared what they think about Ghanasara’s final hate speech and how it fully affected innocient to become victimized from a brutal riots in Aluthgama lately.
Sun / July 2, 2014
Dont worry if not tomorrow, but in weeks, Ghanasara will not survive physically, if things would go as it is now. ALmost everyone I spoke with sofar are hurt by Ghanasara wording. yOU DONT need to be a non-buddhist, but any dignified person would say, no, we dont want Ghanasara type of public hurtful statementns… that man should unequivovally be controlleble not making the society be painted as crime friendly. Ghanasara s wording can work as a sharpened swode because even if the people are not illiterate but most of them have no knoweldge about the facts and figures of today^s politics being played in the country,and considering the manner they reacted in 83, as a violent wave, it is easy to spread like fire if anyone would start any kind of harm against humanity – specially in today s situation where criminals are promoted by govt while they dont care the safegurading people s rights. So the criminal immunity is being grown by today s environment.
Snowden Edward Asange / July 2, 2014
In other words what Gandassara is saying is.. “Aba Saranai” to all Ministers, MP’s and Opposition MP’s … ummm food for thought..
Until NOW, NO ONE- NONE has had the audicity to threaten Ministers, Members and Opposition Members of Parliament. SO from where is he getting all this DUTCH courage? Thankx to GOAT-A .
Is he trying the “VICTIM” card to the US Embassy? so that they would cancel his Visa without Prejudice..? Dream ON… moreover..I saw in one article.. on Daliy Miror… Dilantha stating that he was waiting for the WRITTEN response by the US Embassy in regard to the cancellation of the Visa of Gandassara.. Dilantha being the holder of a PhD, should KNOW that the US Embassy doesn’t HAVE to write or even make a phone call to let ANY visa applicant know of the revocation of a visa already issued..What does he think the US Embassy is? his grand fathers property?
SO now the US has branded the BBS as a terrorist outfit.. ummm whats the difference between BBS..and LTTE I wonder..
Selwyn / July 2, 2014
“Aba Saranai” to GAG & BBS. These lunatics are just Empty Vessels making noises for their power hungry masters.
Spring Koha / July 2, 2014
The BBS, Sihala Ravaya et al are indeed puppets controlled by the mustachioed puppet master who pulls the strings as and when diversion is needed in the land. Sadly the evil foul-mouthed lead puppet Gnanasara is now the main target of a group who’s mission is to blow his balls off. This is all going to end in tears!
Fathima / July 2, 2014
Is he really serious…..now we intelligent educated human beings who heard the speech during the rally and saw the violence aftermath have two options……that is either suffer from amnesia or go for Parkinsons disease. These are the only two ways one could really, seriously and truly believe that BBS had nothing what so ever to do with what happened in the South and East…………
Amarasiri / July 2, 2014
“General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagoda Atete Gnanasara has threatened put an end to the political careers of politicians who condone their campaign.”
Whatever people say, This Guy BBS Mara gad guts.
The Politicians and the police are wimps.
Who says Mara and Satan have no guts?
shankar / July 2, 2014
His guts come from gota.Who is he?Nobody even knew 2 years ago.
AVB / July 2, 2014
I agree too, Gnane has balls. Well done Gnane, Keep insulting all those wimps. By doing this you are doing a great service to your motherland. EW Adikaram type characters could not open eyes of Sinhalese, but Gnane’s venomous speeches and insults might do it….
JimSofty / July 2, 2014
How about Ghanasara Monk come to the presidential elections instead of that other monk who wants to destroy every thing ?
Lock him up and make him a Sinhala buddhist hero.
JimSofty / July 2, 2014
Anonymous Author means, who ever wrote about this Monk Ghanasara did not have a backbone as strong as that the this monk has.
Just bark from far away.
The author is a worm.
Kirri Yakka / July 2, 2014
Looks like the US government and face book is considering this lot as a terrorist movement and by simple assoiation include the government as well.
Sharmen Seneviratne / July 2, 2014
Anyone who needs to see prima facie evidences.. please check the links below whether this bugger – in saffron robes did harm or not to the people. The list of evidences are full, but caravan is being moved because defence secretary is the secret hand behind this radical organisation -BBS.
Those who look at the scences would make the pepole of this country a laughing stock to have let this become from an ant to a elephant to this day.
(please analayse every filthy sinhala in this video). Every right thinking would want to Ghanasara to be jailed for entire life.
Swarna / July 2, 2014
He is full of himself, and knows that he can talk this way, because the rajapaksa’s protect and support him
Just like Mervin Silva. This is the monster created by the rajapaksas.
Citizen / July 2, 2014
IGP , it’s time for you to react against this racist fanatic. You have got loads of petition against him and his racist speeches.. You have got numbers of complains.. Why are you waiting for? Has he blackmailed you? Or is there any political power behind him. Bcos according to the news all the politicians washed their hands. When social medias and other countries can react, why can’t you??
Vibhushana / July 2, 2014
I believe this rouge monk presents a dilemma. Everyone expects Gota to politically interfere with the case when strictly speaking its not his jurisdiction.
Gota violated independence of the Police and the Judiciary when General SF was a political opponent of his brother. The guy is not bothered now. He appears to think Gnanasara does not pose a threat to family interests.
In addition to all this palawa, the SL police is notorious for inaction.
The correct stand should be Gota does not interfere in any case whether its this or in instances such as General SF’s case.
The police need to assert itself more as an independent institution. It must develop bigger balls to reject any kind of interference even from Gota.
When they receive orders from politicians, demand it in a signed letter. If politicians exceed their mandate the Police an easily go before the justice system for action.
Independence of police to do their business as they deem fit is only the first condition. The police need to then clean up their own act.
ramona therese fernando / July 2, 2014
So! As the Gosl is….. pusillanimous……. of the Lankan tea-party movement, best that a compromise is reached.
Rajapakse is to exercise his executive rights and detain the monk, and put him on 2 year probation with community service with the minority he hates. From now on Gnanasara will have to work for and with Muslim people, understand their religion and culture, and come up with a plan to integrate them in the Buddhist culture. Also he will have to go for mental-health evaluations and on a program to diffuse the racial mindset.
Mallaiyuran / July 2, 2014
As Dravidians, Sinhalese are not a minority race. Out of India’s 1.25 billion population, 80% of them are estimated to be Dravidians. So when you add the Dravidians living in South Asia and South East Asia, Its is well above 1.25 billions. That is not a minority Number. As Buddhist Sinhalese are not minority because Buddhists are fourth largest religion in the world. This is estimated about 500 millions. As language, the status of Sinhala is 63. But one should remember the world has around 7000 Languages. 63 is well within the 1st percentage of the Languages. The rest of the 6940 Languages are not creating BBSes to protect their Languages. If you look at Greek, they are 75th. They fall into the 2nd percentage. They have voluntarily join the EU, by that, all other European languages have equal right to live and work in Greece.
It is not they are unique or minority on these aspects. They are unique and minority in the world, because they are only people believe that they are animal birth. Nobody in the world would like to call themselves that they are the children of a beast. In that they are a very small minority out of the 6 billion world population.
Cyril de Alwis / July 2, 2014
In some cases, I don’t agree with you. Buddhism is not the 4th biggest religiion. For your information, I will write you the percentagaes of world-religions : Christinanity 33% – Silam 21% – Non-Religion 16%
Cyril de Alwis / July 2, 2014
I don’t agree that Buddhism is the 4th biggest religion. For your information, I give you the percentages of all religions of the world.
Cristianity 33% – Islam 21% – Non Religion 16% – Hindus 14% – Chinese Traditional 6% – Primal-Indigenous 6% and the Buddhism is at the 7th place with 5.9%.
burt / July 2, 2014
‘Whatever people say, This Guy BBS Mara gad guts.’
This faggot has no guts or balls as Ivan said a couple of days back he mouthing off the def. sec. white van power.
Law and order in the country has gone to the dogs even if a cop looks at him he will run to his godfather so I don’t think there is a cop with a backbone that wants to take a chance.
MirakRajBanda / July 2, 2014
Why it takes such long to arrest this bulldog before he attempts to break or set arson to US Embassy exactly the same way he attacked and killed Muslims in Dharga Town, Beruwela and Panadura.
He tarnished the images of:
Rajapakse (though igniting factor)
Safa / July 2, 2014
The ponna Police and Govt will not touch Gandasara. This movement will become the next Southern Insurrection since the JVP. Then there will be hell to pay.
Better if the Govt blocks all funding of this rogue movement. It will die a natural death. US Govt can stop funding from US since BBS has been branded a Terrorist Organisation.
Lapatiya / July 2, 2014
Do not worry about our brave Police Dept. now they will not arrest you. I am sure whenever they arrest you, early hours in the next day you will be taken to find hidden Arms. “Machan Gnasarata Aba Saranai”
Disenchanted Sr Lankan / July 2, 2014
This foolish MR as Prez of a country which is multi ethnic, multi cultural and having a pluralistic society, has now proved to the world that he is unqualified to do the job. First he attacked and devastated the Tamils of Christian and Hindhu faiths under the pretext of fighting LTTE terrorists, using the full force of miitary might as Commander in Chief. Next he used the services of the BBS goons to attack Christian homes and their places of religious worship. Now he has used those same BBS vagabonds with military backing to destroy Muslims, their homes, businesses and places of religious worship.
I ho;e the UNHRC team, OIC Members, Tamil Diaspora and the International community will use all their influence to include these facts in their deliberations to put this rogue President to be tried for gross violatkion Human Rights Violations in The Hague and given maximum sentence. He and his legacy must be assigned to the dustbin of Sri Lankan history.
justice / July 2, 2014
The “saffron robe” cannot be touched.
Whoever does so – even IGP or Chief Justice – will be ostracised by the “devout” Buddhists.
All are silent.
This is Gnanasara’s shield for survival.
He denies that he is responsible for the recent violence against muslims – and that the real culprits have got away.
This is correct – the happenings are due to complete failure of law enforcement – it is the government which is at fault.
STF & police looked on,and even shot dead three muslims.
Ansar / July 2, 2014
This ponnasara mad dog has got even madder after the cancellation of his US visa . Might have planned a big rendezvous with chicks and liquor, now not to be.Will become more venomous in the coming days. Mark my words and watch out for this mad dog.
Dimiki / July 3, 2014
To be honest I did not understand why everyone stated to blame BBS for everything, WHERE IS THE PROVE?
I SUPPORT BBS
Native Vedda / July 4, 2014
“I SUPPORT BBS”
Your support would be the first nail on your own coffin. The rest will be hammered by BBS.