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Gnanasara To Be De-Ordained By Default On June 21st

Secretary of the BBS, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, currently serving a six months prison sentence with hard labor for verbally abusing Sandhya Ekneligoda, the wife of missing person Prageeth Ekneligoda, could lose his status as a Buddhist monk, according to Prof Medagoda Abhayatissa Thero.

BBS Gnanasara

Speaking at a media conference at the Sunethradevi Pirivena, Pepiliyana, Abhayatissa Thero said that according to the disciplinary texts, the Vinaya Pitakaya, a bikkhu who spends seven days out of the robe can lose his status as per the rule cheevara vippavaasi (residing out of the robe).

The Thero pointed out that in other instances bikkhus that were found guilty of transgressing established laws were punished but never forced to remove their robes.

Gnanasara is currently donning the usual garbs of prisoners, commonly referred to as ‘jumper suits’.

Abhyatissa Thero called on the Mahanayaka Theros to intervene immediately to deal with what he referred to as a deliberate conspiracy to disrobe Gnanasara through the above mentioned technicality.

Meanwhile an unnamed organization has put out posters in Colombo calling for a protest outside the Fort Railway Station at 2 pm on June 18 (Monday).

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  • 63
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    “…a bikkhu who spends seven days out of the robe can lose his status …”

    The bigger issue is about the robe it self, the police are powerless to arrest any one who adorn the robe, this is exploited by the the hooligans, on the payroll of certain political masters, who adorn the robe and join the riots set fire to religious buildings, and then get back in to their civilians clothes..

    So the issue is not about de-ordaining some one for not wearing the robe but arresting anyone who in the robes incite racial violence and take part in riots

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      Rajash
      Who the hell do you think you are to say that?
      There is nothing wrong in wearing the robe. No bugger can remove a robe from a Buddhist priest without having an order from a Sangha Sabha which will never happen. All those jail guards and the Headman should be produced before the Courts in the future for forcibly removing the yellow robe from Ven. Gnanasara Thero, if it is true.
      One thing is sure, although the Aluthgama issue had some negative effect on Rajapaksa government, former President would never have let Ven. Gnanasara Thero go to prison. He would have definitely pardon him in the name of Buddha Sasana. That is the difference between former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the current President.

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        Champa
        Everyone respects the robe, but not everyone who wears it. The Prison Laws and the Sangha Laws are different. Somarama Thero who shot SWRD had his robes removed when he was in prison. Why don’t you talk to the former President to save this priest, if he is worth the effort.

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          Steve
          Oh, I think my reply to you was posted on the other page.

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        has he being sentence to jail for preaching Bana or pirith????

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        So what’s the problem, Abhayatissa hamuduruwo?
        If you really want, you can re-ordain your friend when he comes out, maybe under another name.
        I venture to suggest Galkapana Gandasara.

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          Old codger, did the Reverend do that to you?

          Anyway I did not expect you to come out with that sort of comment, which is in very bad taste for a man like you.

          • 4
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            Edwin Rodrigo,

            tell us how many times Ghanasara abused you that way ?

            You may share it with us the CT readhership ? Your genetics more or less into to iron out any criminals right ?

            Please share lot more about the topic of your high interest to US the readers.

            Thanks,

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              LLEGAGEMALLI
              Man, Leela, I think your comment is addressed to the wrong person. Your reply is applied to “oldcodger.”

          • 1
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            So then tell us please as a man who has been so qualified according to your self proclamations… but you behave far beyond to WAL URA by your comments ? why is that ? Everytime is the same, if anyone woudl disagree to Rajano, you would start licking them even if they would have kicked you off… and again, you lick the balls of DJ on day light to attack us the CT readers .. why ?

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            edwin rodrigo

            Of all people you are talking about bad taste.
            It is bit rich coming from you.
            Necro man are you really happy being a Necrophiliac?

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            Edwin,
            You seem to have taken umbrage. I don’t know whether you are serious or not. I get the impression that most of the time you like stirring things up.
            Well, any way, if you follow my postings, you will see that I am no respecter of ANY religion. I have condemned the doctrines and clergy of all religions . I regard the clergy of all religions as parasites mostly, though there may be a few genuine ones. Few of the clergy are true to the founder’s teaching.
            I presume you are a devout Buddhist. So you might have an inbuilt knee-jerk reaction to criticizing the Sangha (which is exactly how they want it). But expecting others to follow those rules is like a Muslim telling Buddhists to fast during Ramadan.

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              Oh dear, looks like somebody has got under Edwin’s skin at last!
              Bad taste??? The pot calling the kettle black!!!
              Well done, oldcodger, if you did it on purpose.

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              oldcodger

              “I presume you are a devout Buddhist.”

              edwin rodrigo Necro is not a Buddhist. Only Sinhala/Buddhists would jealously guard what are supposed to be their privileges stemming from their concocted identity, Sinhala/Buddhists. If you start disrobing the crooks and thugs then that would be the beginning of the end of Mahasngha.
              No Mahasngha No Sinhala/Buddhism, No privileges including impunity from committing crimes, ……………………….. Who wants to be a Buddhist if it condemns/discourages Greed and Desire?

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          IC – Edwin should be well familiar with the terms being caught in Middle east for such a long time.
          He has been delivering services too to Arabs gurus in that part of the world.
          Readers over to you – more you get on the subject from MOST VETERAN EDWIN Rodrigo.
          He has been working for red light culture in that part of the world for such a long time, now even thanks to Viagra.

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          Are u buddhist ?

          What derogatory you ve been passing here ? I dont mind if it came from most notorious of all times – none other than Edwin Rodrigo.
          But I usually respected yours .. going by contents.

          I think what is being practised in the country today by calling buddhism, but in the reality it has turned out to be BARBARISM.

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        Champa,
        You call this uncouth thug a Buddhist PRIEST???
        Don’t you even know how a Buddhist monk is supposed to behave? Please read the Vinaya Pitaka, which is available on the Web. This guy has been arrested while driving under the influence of liqour. Isn’t that enough to expel him from the Sangha? Not that the spineless so-called mahanayakas would do it.

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          romani
          Last year Ven. Mahanayaka Theros summoned Ven. Gnanasara Thero and advised him to behave assuring the Thero that Mahanayake Theros will address the issue of bulldozing Buddhist ruins in the North and East and all other concerns. After that Ven. Gnanasara Thero kept a low profile. This Court case is an old case.
          .
          Although it is not known to non-Buddhists, pardoning and showing compassion giving room for anybody to correct himself/herself, be it a Buddhist Priest or an enemy or an ordinary man, is a common phenomenon in Buddhism.
          It is hilarious those who talk about Vinaya Pitaka, but not compassion and equanimity in Buddhism, never question the “privilege” attributed to Christians by way of “Confession” to wipe out all their life long sins!!!!!!
          .
          On a separate matter, Lord Buddha never ruled out the right of citizens of protecting their heritage, sovereignty and independence. It was Sinhalese Buddhist Kings who fought against ruthless barbaric invaders to protect the country where even non-Sinhalese live peacefully today. If our Buddhist Kings and Maha Sangha waited counting the garland of meditating beads, all Sinhalese would have been massacred long time ago.

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            Oh dear Champa,
            “If our Buddhist Kings and Maha Sangha waited counting the garland of meditating beads, all Sinhalese would have been massacred long time ago.”
            Well I say there are neither Sinhalese nor Buddhists in this country. What we have are mostly South Indian Hindu immigrants sporting yellow robes.
            What Sinhala kings are you talking about? Most of them, Parakrama Bahu included, were Indians.

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              Raman
              Distorting our history won’t take you anywhere. Try again.

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                Champa the ………………………………….. Official b***s carrier to Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa

                “Distorting our history won’t take you anywhere.”

                However if our history has already been distorted by the so called Sinhala/Buddhist historians where would that take the rest of us to?
                For example Bengal, Odisha, Mohenjo-daro (Ranil believes), Sinhapura (modern Singapore), Hela is a province of Papua New Guinea, Helsinki (Aryan connection), ……….. or the toilet free South India?

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                  Keyboard Vedda the …………….. Official what carrier to many unknown people
                  .
                  You Indian Vedda, you or Tamils have no written history in Sri Lanka.
                  You homeless people are lucky our Mahawamsa has some mentions about 2 Tamil Nadu Karaiyar sea pirates turned Kings only after invading Sri Lanka eg: Ellala , Kalinga Magha, and another sea pirate Arya Chakravarti.
                  Otherwise, you have nothing to prove. There were no Tamil Kings at all. They all were originally aggressive sea pirates who came from Tamil Nadu.
                  .
                  About Wimal, you have distorted his surname. I love his original surname. I don’t know why he changed it. It shows that Wimal’s forefathers who were “Chieftains” have deepest of the deepest roots in the ancient Sri Lanka. He is not related to Vijaya Hora for sure.

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                Champa,
                Acting the ostrich is useless. Perakumba’s parents were both Indian. Many other kings had Indian connections or spouses.
                The last few were Nayakkars from South India.
                I know that you think the Buddha was born here. Come on, say it out loud.

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                  raman
                  I am an eagle, not an ostrich for sure.
                  Of course, as requested by you I will say it out loud. Enjoy!
                  .
                  Lord Buddha was born in an ancient continent called Jumbudveepa, known for its Jumbu trees, the juice of which was the origin or Jumbunadi (today River Yamuna). The place Lumbini where Lord Buddha was born is in Nepal. According to the history of Jambudveepa, the continent where humans live, “Lunka” was situated in the extreme South of the continent where Yakka worshiper clans, Naga worshiper clans and Deva worshiper clans lived. (This is what I believe.)
                  .
                  About Parakumba (Parakramabhahu) – I said you have distorted our history because you don’t even know the history.
                  Which Parakumbha are you talking about?
                  .
                  In our Sinhalese ancient history, during the period (1153 AD – 1518 AD), we had Parakramabhahu I- The Great, Parakramabhahu II, Parakramabahu III, Parakramabhahu IV, Parakramabhahu V, Parakramabhahu VI, Parakramabhahu VII, Parakramabhahu VIII and one Parakramabhahu Epa.
                  .
                  Which one had Indian parents? None. They all had pure Sinhalese Royal blood.
                  .
                  To help you a little, I think you are talking about Sapumal Kumaraya (Sembage Perumal) who was crowned as Buvanaikabahu VI. He was an adopted son of Sinhalese King Parakramabhahu VI after his father Manikka Thalaivan, a Karaiyar Royal blood Chieftain was killed at the famous “Mukkuvar Hatana.” in Puttalama.
                  .
                  This is how you Tamils distort our ancient Sinhalese history which goes beyond Vijaya Hora’s arrival. I am glad to be here to correct distortions as all this time the world believed your lies as there was no counter-attack. (Thanks CT.)

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                    Champa the limping eagle,
                    You are sadly mistaken . Parakrama Bahu’s father was a Pandyan prince : “Parakramabahu I was the son of Manabharana the ruler of Dakkhinadesa. Intrigue and dissension followed immediately upon the death of Vijayabahu I the leader of the Sinhalese in the war of independence against the Cholas, who ruled for 55 years from 1055 AC. The princess Mitta (sister of the late king Vijayabahu I and wife of a Pandya prince), her three sons, the ministers and high officials and the chief monks of the ascetic sects conferred together and without informing the adipada Vikramabahu (the late king’s son who was the ruler of Ruhuna), consecrated the uparaja Jayabahu as king and appointed as uparaja the prince Manabharana, eldest son of the princess Mitta. “
                    So his father was not quite “Pure Sinhalese” was he?
                    Not that there is any such creature as a “pure Sinhalese”.
                    http://www.lankalibrary.com/geo/kings/parakramabahu.htm
                    Nissanka Malla ( 1187 to 1196.) was of the Kalinga dynasty.
                    Vijayabahu II (1186–1187) was Parakramabahu’s sister’s son. So not quite Sinhala again.
                    There are plenty more, but I will stop with some advice. Admit defeat when you are beaten. Shouting louder doesn’t win arguments.
                    This should convince even you that Indians had a greater role in this country than you think.

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                      Raman the headless ostrich
                      You are sadly mistaken!
                      – King Parakramabahu I is the grandson of King Vijayabahu I who had a sister called Mitta. Yes. If he had another royal blood grandfather (Mitta’s husband) from his fraternal side, even though he was a Pandyan, it would have been mentioned.
                      – However, there is no name of Mitta’s husband. Give me his name then I will believe.
                      – Mahavamsa had Indian influence very much and it is no secret that they tried to make connections between Sinhalese monarchs and India wherever there are unclear areas.
                      – If sub-King Manabharana’s father was a Pandyan Prince, there is no way Mahawamsa missing the information and a narrative about him as seen in other time periods. The only reason I can think is, Mitta’s husband could be a Sinhalese but not of royal blood. That is why his name is not mentioned anywhere.
                      .
                      There is another reason for this Pandya Prince mix up.
                      Actually, there was a Pandyan King who invaded Polonnaruwa and crowned as Parakrama Pandya. Somebody may have mixed up this Parakrama Pandaya who ruled Polonnaruwa for 3 years with Parakramabahu I, the Great.
                      .
                      Our Kings had many consorts of Pandyan legacy in our history. The other way is not very common.
                      .
                      Mahawamsa is not the only written chronicle of our very long great history. There are other chronicles such as, Dipawamsa (which is the oldest), Chulawamsa and Rajavaliya.

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                      Champa,
                      Here is Mitta’s husband’s name, in a quote from Wilhelm Geiger, who you should have heard of : “In this connection, it is of interest and relevance to note that Parakaramabahu, one of Ceylon’s greatest kings is also of Pandyan descent. Geiger says, ‘ Vijayabahu I (1059-1114), wedded his younger sister Mitta to Panduraja. The name shows that the husband was an offspring of the royal family of the Pandu kingdom. Manabharana was the son of Panduraja and Mitta; and Manabharana’s son was Parakkramabahu the Great, who therefore on his grandfather’s side had Dravidian blood in his veins ‘.21
                      Have the grace to admit your ignorance even now.
                      Do you want a more complete list of kings with Indian ancestry?
                      There was no need for Mahavamsa to promote Indian influence. The religion, culture, royalty. were all Indian, just as much as the Taiwanese are Chinese. At least the Taiwanese have the good grace to admit it.

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                      Raman
                      I know about this Panduraja. In English he was called “King of Pandu.” That’s all.
                      In the Indian history there is a King of Pandu but none of his two wives have the name Mitta.
                      The info you have given is not enough to believe that as sub-King Manabharana has two brothers called sub-King Kirthi Sri Megha and sub-King Sri Vallabha. It is strange to note there is no mention of any “Panduraja” as their father!!!!

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                      Champa the ……………………………………….

                      “In the Indian history there is a King of Pandu but none of his two wives have the name Mitta.”

                      Let us know if he was the the king of Hastinapur and son of Ambalika and Vichitravirya of Kuru Dynasty? Many Sinhala/Buddhist Karavas believe they are the descendants of Pandu of Kuru dynasty.

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                      Champa,
                      Yes, I thought so, you don’t know who Wilhelm Geiger was!
                      He translated the Mahavamsa, and if he says Manabharana was Panduraja’s son, what are you arguing about? There was more than one Panduraja. Stop making a fool of yourself.

      • 4
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        History is full of accounts where Dussila monks were derobed by our ancient kings.
        Quite recently Mapitigama Buddarakkitha was sent to prison for life. Somarama went to gallows. . When Rulers wanted to gain political mileage they got the monks to support them. They provided these bad monks Money , Women and wine and bunglows to live in lay comforts. Most of the Monks are not true deciples of Buddha. Mahanayakes could have disrobed this monk long before.

      • 2
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        The root cause of all the mess – is the indulgency of prevailing media institutions to make mavericks a headline.
        Today there are no ethics and morals, everyone is targeted mostly by minions.
        No other examples would nbe needed, a stupid person like EDWIN could spread various kinds of hateful comments. That he proved sofar on and on.
        I wonder the bugger Edwin would ever see it right let alone shortly before his last breath.

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          LEEGAGEMALLI
          Before judging one person, you should have read all other comments. Then you will realize that there are even cannibals post comments here seeking human flesh and bones.

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          Leelagemalli, AskLeelagemallige Akka how kind I have been to Leelagemallige Akka.

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            We enjoy your comments Edwin the main victim of Ghanasara.

            Good luck to you… but never give it a try to destroy lanken buddhism.

            Ghanasara is just an abusive person who has abused lanken buddhism for his propensities.

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        Champa the ……………………..

        Are you the new b***s carrier to the saffron clad thug?
        By the way the Asgiriya was sitting on the fence in the last few weeks it seems he has now joined the crook. Read:

        Asgiriya Chapter highlights double standards in law
        Opinion on imprisonment of Gnanasara thera to be conveyed to President, PM
        June 18, 2018, 12:20 pm By Cyril Wimalasurendre
        http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat
        =article-details&page=article-details&code_title=186492

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          Keyboard Vedda – the Founder of the …………
          What is b***s? I am trying to figure it out since 2015. Stop using Greek words.
          .
          What Asgiriya Anu Nayaka Thero says is true.
          I would go beyond that and call all Sinhalese Buddhists to be united to elect a true Sinhalese Buddhist as the next President who could not be manipulated by NGOs, INGOs, LTTE diaspora and Tamil/Muslim politicians to not to take over the Ministerial portfolio of Buddhism as was the practice, tradition and above all as stipulated in the Constitution.
          Sinhalese Buddhists should make sure the next President and the Prime Minister both and also the Cabinet Ministers of key Ministries are all Buddhists. Call me a racist, I don’t care. Enough is enough. (Next PM is Mahinda. No issue.)
          The issue is too serious now as the government with the consent of the President, advanced Vesak Day to April which normally falls on the Full Moon Poya Day in May, on account of Iftar.
          .
          As I always say, I have no issue with ordinary Tamil and Muslim folks. But the traitorous government politicians who came into power with majority Buddhist votes should know that our patience is not weakness. Sinhalese Buddhists don’t want to leave a black mark in their history after gone through all harassment, discrimination, defamation and hardships for 3 1/2 years. That is why they are patiently waiting for the next Presidential Election. Otherwise, giving marching orders to this government is just a matter of few ……

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          Keyboard City Vedda – the Founder of …….
          In that article Anu Nayaka Thero says the government has arrested innocent people. They were arrested when Emergency Law was in effect and I don’t think anybody provided legal assistance or financial assistance for them to prove their innocence.
          I also say that the real perpetrators who are politicians, who used thugs to burn down Muslim houses and incite Sinhalese against Muslims were NOT taken into custody despite evidence. Anyways, I am glad riots were not allowed to spread as anticipated by the perpetrators otherwise the damage to Sinhalese Buddhists would have been irreparable.

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            Champa the …………………………

            Could you do us a favour, please visit your local optician immediately test your eyes and test your ears for damaged ear drum or accumulated wax, and consult a doctor to see if you are suffering from autism, alzheimer, osteoporosis, diabetes, ………………………. arthritis, thought disorder, paranoia, panic attack, flight of ideas, illogicality, auditory processing disorder …………………………………….?

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              Keyboard Vedda, the founder of ……………
              I get it. You went through all those after seeing my comments, right. I pity you man. Next time I try not to hit the nail on the head, but may be on your ear, is it right or left, whichever is working.

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              before that Native Veddah, you are not a Native Veda. Not even a Native Veddah. You are just a disgusting pest, a Kalveddah, living in ceilings.

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      Now this is how you protect Sri Lanka and Buddhism from Sinhala Buddhist terrorists like the BBS who only destroy and bring disrepute to Buddhism and Sri Lanka.

      The law has to be hard on these extremist elements who are resorting to terrorism.

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      This fat and uncouth BBS thug is an Insult to the Buddha, the Damma, and Sanga, to brings Lankan Buddhism into global ill repute.

      All Lankan Buddhist should support his de-ordination. Time for Sanga and Govt. to act to save the Sasana from such thugs as GG.

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        Don Stanley
        “Fat?” Learn to be civilized before judging others. Where do you live? In the Amazon?
        Not a single Buddhist support de-ordination to satisfy Tamil Muslim extremists and NGOs, INGOs.

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          Actually majority of the Sri Lankan Buddhists want these terrorists pretending to be monks prevented from wearing the saffron robe and have them removed from monk hood…

          This insulation to Sri Lanka and Buddhism has gone on long enough.

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      Well said

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      Why this monk is allowed to do anything and everything being in SANGA life ?

      Are there any ethical and moral guidelines Lanken monks to obey ?

      In my days in the country, in 70ties and 80ties. Monks in general behaves so sobre.. They had been so exemplary. I mean the majority. But to this date, Monks to behave no second to Laypeople is public secret.
      Why is that ? If they cant hold on to ETHICAL and MORAL guide lines as a monk, why cant they desrobe and become a LAY Men ?

      Reason may have been … Laziness to face the life. Living like a monk is always dependent on the others.
      But most monks in current day seem to have no repsect for the free food they get.
      Even dogs and cats have respect to the owner for the food they get free.
      I think lanken MONKS of the day – I mean many of them whose mis behiavours are captured ot media men these days prove that they just abuse MONK hood for some reasons. Some may be ABUSIVE SEX fanatists. Ther are lot more examples to prove some monks are abusive sex monsters nevertheless being a monk they remain enjoying impunity.
      All these should be subjected to REFORMS.
      But when ?

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        Desparate Asinhalaya
        A disgusting comment which portrays his ownself not the subject in question.
        There are many who are non-Buddhists wearing the saffron robe and engage in several activities to disrepute Buddhism in Sri Lanka as seen for the last 3 1/2 years.
        There should be a system to identify “bona-fide Buddhist priests” from the fake priests who have no Nikaya or temple.

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      Can champawthi help GHANASARA desrobing and leave MONK HOOD ?

      Ghanasara should next be wedded to a MAN or WOMAN .. then I believe, he can keep control his AGGRESSION potential. if only he would become a married person. It is the testesterone mirror make him FIERCE Gorilla nothing else.
      Even an animal would behave liek Ghanasara … if he would not have chances to live up his fantasies.
      I have no doubt this psedo monk will become normal if he would return to LAY life.
      Not everyone can become an astronaut… with his current energies he can become a multi criminal eaisly thana good monk. Just kavibana reciting cant cover his entire criminal life. He has no whatsoever respect to anyone. Sofar there are videons, his verbal attacks have made everyone very disrespcet ful. What is the difference between his and a man dwell on the road in Colombo ?

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        You may be right Simon :)

        We have a number of good candidates if Ghanasara would seek his partner next .

        – Edwin Rodrigo (male)
        – CHampa ( female)
        -Jimbumsy ( between)
        – Sach ( Eunach)

        Let s celebrate the CEREMONY of ERA .

        Applaude …

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          fake Samson Gunawardhana
          The freedom enjoyed by people in this country slandering and discrediting Buddhist priests breaking all rules of civility is unbelievable.
          It is time to change the law in order to protect Buddhists from abusive remarks, smear campaigns and slandering from seculars and minorities.

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          Samson Gunawardhana

          Come on, you have left out a few,
          Shenal, Taraki, lal loo, Dr. Medagama Dhammananda, …………………………..

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      Sir,
      Gandasara is exactly where he should be. Locked-up behind bars. Please throw away the keys.
      Cheers!
      PS: Meanwhile, that blood-thirsty, corrupt tyrant-wannabe is surfing a wave of populism of the stupid. Our work is cut out. 2020 around the corner. We got to nip that guy in the bud. Let’s move on.

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        Ben I thought, he should have rather been KEPT in Angoda/Mulleriya ?

        Are u sure prison to be the place ?

        Or else, Rehab ?

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          Ben Hurling
          Buramphisincho
          Were the gates of Angoda/Mulleriya lunatic asylums not locked today due to oversight or did you two Pissa use the side gate or jump over the wall to be here?

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        Ben

        Here is something for you:
        Asgiriya Chapter highlights double standards in law
        Opinion on imprisonment of Gnanasara thera to be conveyed to President, PM
        June 18, 2018, 12:20 pm By Cyril Wimalasurendre
        island.lk

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      It is quite alarming that there are so many rabid anti buddhists in this resplendent , thrice blessed land of ours . Their low , derogatory, comments reflect a lack of refinement and breeding.

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    it is a damn shame to admit that this hooligan is indeed a monk

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      THE THERO IS A HERO

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        ER:
        “THE THERO IS A HERO”
        The Homagama courts just turned him into a ZERO.
        LOL

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          Hero to Zero

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          The Thero is just the latest ZERO added to the Rs 11,000,000,000 that Ali Baba and the 118 thieves have robbed from the people.

          I respectfully request all Buddhist priests to boycott all ceremonies attended by Ali Baba and his 118 thieves.

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        For what???
        Threatening a widow?
        Drunk driving?
        Killing a road user under the influence of alcohol?
        Having a child in France?
        Endless incitements?
        .
        You are not a buddhist.
        You cannot be a buddhist, if you were you would have known better.
        If Gnanasara is your role model for a buddhist priest then I can imagine what you are.
        .
        This is the problem with some of our people, we have our morals, attitudes, priorities, sentiments, reasoning, logic, views, etc all muddled up. We are so confused within ourselves that we see the world upside down.
        .
        Lasith

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        May be a cardboard hero to have attacked muslims in Darga city ?

        OIC.. here it comes again the cesspits of Mathugama gonthadiya. He cant see it right. .he will never see it either.
        As a man in 70ties should have gotten them long ago right.. what a pathelogical situation ?

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        Even Juliampiitya Amare and Former Mafia King (MR) would have joined you there.

        Birds of a feather flock together.

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      Rajash
      Mind your own business man. How many damn shames have happened in this country?
      It is a damn shame to admit that barbarian Prabhakaran was a human.
      It is a damn shame Prageeth Ekneligoda who was a LTTE spy and a LTTE terrorist is indeed a Sinhalese. Too bad he managed to flee the country.

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        To comment is everyone’should business.

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          Well said. One should not expect everyone to agree with your opinion. As my Indian friend says “Dafren Dafren people have Dafren Dafren ideas”. As long as Toilets exist in Germany and Nazis shit in them our Toiletaians are well off and have a lot of free time to fool with their smart phones. So they send in their stupid opinions in still more stupid English. They also get paid by Aloysius & Co. just like the Ali Baba and 118 thieves.

          But I consider that too as their right.

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            Can anybody teach Edwin good English ?

            He is not yet that old to learn it well.

            Always the same .. rantings as no others.

            Please help him before he enters monk hood. Thanks,

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        Champa: “How many damn shames have happened in this country?”
        Champa it appears your birth is one of them…I am sure your parents will be turning in their grave in shame if they are dead ….or crying in shame if they are alive

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          Rajash
          Only a Tamil will make a comment like yours which shows your upbringing.
          A Sinhalese never make a comment like yours.
          I quoted only what you said. It was you who said “it is a damn shame to admit that this hooligan is indeed a monk.” and I replied.

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            Chumpoo,
            So Edwin Rodrigo is a Sinhalese???

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            oh you poor thing

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        Champa the ………………….

        “How many damn shames have happened in this country?”

        About 21 millions.

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      Rajash:
      It says even more about those who, using some technicality, seek to keep this man from the consequences of his reprehensible and criminal conduct.
      Is this what our land has come to: when so-called “Buddhist Leaders” seek to shield the likes of Gnanasara?

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        well said Emil.
        God save our land …which God though?

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          Rajash

          “God save our land …which God though?”

          Good question.
          Pl;ease note whichever the God is those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad” a classical quotation.

          I know for sure there have been three madmen in this island, two have gone and one remains and wants to contest the next presidential elections.

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        I think best would have been to put him in a rehab rather than in a prison cell.

        Man should get married to the other mad dog from Mangalaramaya.

        The wedding will have to be celebrated by FORMER mafia king et al louder than they can as the champions of EXTREMISTS FORCES in the rotten island to date. srilanka.

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        Emil van der Poorten
        Buddhist leaders shielded a large number of terrorist cadre by rehabilitating them in the aftermath of the war.
        Not only that Buddhist leaders directed our Army to shield with life, all Tamil Muslim civilians in the North East from a bloodthirsty terrorist leader without any appreciation in return.

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      Rogues in Robes – that’s what they are

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      I do agree with you Rajash, This yellow robe thug is a hooligan and insult to Buddhism. His jail sentence no where enough for his past behaviour. He has got caught driving under influence of alcohol. Hope the inmates will teach him a lesson.

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      In a country where everything is taken by Rascals.

      Emerging of the kind of monks are no surprise.

      In 70ties and 80ties, we hada respectful society back in home country.

      My problem, elderly people of Edwin Nature too seem to have an affinity to thugs than any gentle people. WHere does it come from ?

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    Prof Medagoda Abhayatissa Thero.

    “Secretary of the BBS, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, currently serving a six months prison sentence with hard labor for verbally abusing Sandhya Ekneligoda, the wife of missing person Prageeth Ekneligoda, could lose his status as a Buddhist monk, according to Prof Medagoda Abhayatissa Thero.”

    Congratulations. Some are using reason now.

    Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, started as a Buddhist monk, and became a Mara Monk, Why did it take so long to recognize this? The low mean IQ, 79, of the Para-Sinhala Buddhists in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho?

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      Amarasiri
      Man, in 18 months, the table is supposed to turn through an election. If not, people will turn the table to the right side. We will definitely unite all Sinhalese Buddhists under one flag. Then Yahaplanaya traitors will have to tie a rock around their neck and jump to the sea.

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        Well said Champa.

        The Bank Robber is outside and the Thero is inside for shouting at the wife of a traitor.

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        Champa,

        “Man, in 18 months…….”

        Over the past 70 years since independence from the British, mean IQ 100, it was all downhill economically, and socially, with very high national and foreign debts, giving Para-Sinhala “Buddhism” a special place so that the Para-monks can turn pristine Buddhism into Mara-ism , with perhaps a continuous decease in the IQ’s and the resulting chaos.

        Since the mean IQ of the Paras is 79, and stupidity is a virtue, yes, it is possible, the old set of crooks may have a second chance, compared to the current set of crooks, if the mean IQ’s of the Paras have dropped still further.

        After all, there is a saying “Sinhalaya Modaya” and “Kavum Kanna Yodaya”.

        Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha! and – An Insult To The Buddha!

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

        Para-Sinhala “Buddhism”- An Insult To Buddhism

        The demonstration since independence in 1948 is impressive, the Enlightened Buddha will never recognize this Para-Cult as his Dhamma.Ganasara, Somrarama and others are just specific examples.

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      Please think before write. He should NOT be a prof to leave the kind of statments making them facts.
      It is just the abusive monk makes efforts to create unncessary stress in the situation.
      As Gotabaya loudly questioned… who is lasantha… hi hhi . huu huu… who is lasantha ?
      Now it is our term to ask, who is Ghanasara – hi hi hu hu hi… he is just an aggressive monk only… just let him get rehablited or pregnant in the prison cell.
      THe man deserves to undergo all maximum brutal kind of Imprisonments.

      He cant know the pain of the average.
      There either he is psyco unhealthy or a monster.

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    Dr Ranil wasn’t joking when he said he is going to change the Theravada Sinhala Buddism, after he became the Yahapalana PM.
    Wonder whether Dr Ranil has enlisted Venerable Damila Amila as his new Spiritual Leader?….

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Dr Ranil wasn’t joking when he said he is going to change the Theravada Sinhala Buddism, after he became the Yahapalana PM.”

      I have no idea if he was serious when he said what he was supposed to have said.
      In any case Buddhism should be liberated from Sinhala/Buddism and Buddhists should be rescued from Sinhala/Buddhists..

      Are you still an active member of Gnanasara’s b***s carriers?

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        Dear Native,
        Is your memory failing, mate
        Gnanna helped you lot, more than your own Damila Amile to bring Dr Ranil to shaft our poor inhabitants..
        BTW why do you call that Amile Damil, ?.. Is it really Thamil. Amile?..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Gnanna helped you lot, more than your own Damila Amile to bring Dr Ranil to shaft our poor inhabitants..”

          Gnana is Gota’s another saffron clad enforcer. He must be another of your hero god.
          What has the thug got to do with me?
          Tell me which party never shafted the people?
          Do you want me to go through the list or you want Bandula Jayasekera to recite the list?

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      Sumaney:
      I’m sure it has not registered on whatever resides in the “hiss-polkatta” that resides above your ears that your buddies spawned and nurtured this piece of sub-human whatever-you-want-to-call-it.

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        Emil Aiiya,
        Market Cap of some of my Blue Chips are well over our Lankawe’s GDP.
        Not bad going for a hiss- polkatta… What do you reckon.
        BTW tell me Emil Aiiya.
        Is it true that one of your Yahapalana Team Leaders got Ven Gnnana to fly all the way to Norway in Business Class…
        And put Gnnana through a Western style Crash Course to train him with special emphasis in Leadership ..
        Fella did a pukka job in Aluthgama. didn’t he?.
        Wonder whether your Yahapalana Buddy Dr Rajitha give him Heal Dhana while Gnnana was in Beruwala…

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    I think this Professor Chap in Cheevara should also lose his robe, because he has moved away from the path that Lord Buddha has instructed his followers to abide by in the Dhamma Chakka Pavattana Sutta. Read the first para of the sutra Mr Monk. Actually come to think of virtually 99 % of the sangha’s are involved in handling money, most political monks are acting in the role of big mudalaalis, lot of them are jumping frogs dependent on who offers the bigger bribe, some involved in building and maintaining multi storey palaces with entertainment and liquor bars in their palaces, some maha nayakas in the south live double lives, keep women and children and get presidents approval for his non-pious life etc etc. The list is endless, and here a professor talks sacrilege when he points out to one of their kind that is errant, while he himself and the vast majority are breaking one or the other rules of vinaya pitaka to the extent, today it is extremely hard to find someone that actually follow Buddha’s teachings and rules of discipline. They all make a big thing out of politics, international travel and international conferences, top level jobs, ministerial positions, sooth sayers, astrologers, doctors etc etc all except being pious monks. It has become the life of a monk today is nothing but double talk, a charade, a deception. I am fed up by this hypocrisy.

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      thrishu

      “It has become the life of a monk today is nothing but double talk, a charade, a deception. I am fed up by this hypocrisy.”

      Don’t you think its high time we liberated Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhism and Buddhists from Sinhala/Buddhists?
      Be a man.

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      thrishu;
      “…… the life of a monk today is nothing but double talk, a charade, a deception.”

      This is why we should not call these Yellow Robed Men ‘Monks’!

      A Monk by definition is someone who has forsaken the Lay Life to follow the Path of Renunciation!

      These modern Yellow Robed Men act like ‘Priests’ who Intervene with Gods, to protect Believers, who need Someone/Something beyond themselves to feel Secure in this Life, Which is totally against the Buddha’s Teaching, which says:-
      “By Ourselves We become Pure”!

      The Buddha’s Way is Simple:-
      “Avoid all Evil,
      Cultivate the Good,
      Purify the Mind:
      This sums up the Teaching of the Buddhas” –
      Verse 183 of the Dhammapada.

      Sinhala/Buddhists have encouraged this Current Attitude by treating these Impostors as Priests, who can Bless them by Chanting Sutras in the approved Manner, and tying ‘Pirth Nool’ as a Protection, against Evil!

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      …..and to think that decent, law-abiding citizens are obligated to get up and give their seats on public transport to some of these ungodly characters.

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      Prof. THERO is a person who can twist everything in favour of them. I heard one mahanayakas insisiting, there is no such rule in buddhism that Ghanasara would have to leave monkhood just becuase he keeps away from wearing sivuru longer than 7 days.
      All in all, as Thrisu makes it clear, he too has to desrobe sinc ehe has been uttering blatant lies on this. But ballige putha Rajapakshe insists that Prof THero is telling the truth. All in all are mixed to paint the picture infavour of radical monks in this country.

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      this is the guy who aided and abetted the hooligans to torch the Fashion Bug in pepiliyana. his temple is right opposite the fashion bug store/shop

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        He rang the temple bell and called the public to join to burn Fashion Bug. Can any Professor of standing support this thug monk who was caught driving after liquor and creating havoc in the country.

        He was taken in for a serious offence of contempt of court and he was given a light punishment compared to what SB Dissanayaka received. It was 2 years RI for SB. Should a Professor support this hooligan in robes. He is not a Buddhist monk. The sivura is his armour to protect him and cannot believe that this Professor is supporting him

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    This disrobing is not going to happen. That much can be assured.

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      Don’t you read the article – “Gnanasara is currently donning the usual garbs of prisoners, commonly referred to as ‘jumper suits’.”

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    This is what I have been pondering about, why is there no system to de-robe those monks that go against buddhist dharma.
    Well well well it is indeed there, even though not enforced so far. It is there. What a relief.
    If this had been happening in the past we would not have such brutal monks parading themselves as buddhist monks.
    The buddhist law should be enforced and all such monks should be de-robed. Then pure buddhism will prevail again.
    We cannot give into human emotions when it comes to such critical desicisions that affects our entire belief system and morality of a philosophy that has no equal in the world.
    I say to hell with this idiot and not only de-robe him, but keep this thug locked up for a long long time. Let it be an example to all other aspiring tyrant monks, in the future.
    On the other hand when you see a proper buddhist monk no one need tell you to go on your knees and worship him, it is so compelling and involuntary. When we honour a true buddhist monk we feel enormous happiness knowing we are appreciating righteousness, the personification of the teaching of the Buddha. We all know such monks are there and as buddhist we can recognize them on sight. You all know what I am talking about.

    Lasith

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      Just because Mahanwansa is not yet subjected to revision. That should be a greater mistake.
      What is being practised in the country is not really the teachings of Buddha but any pseduo visions based on lanken monks who have been held as most sacred chapter monks.
      It is high time to see what kind of knowledge those monks own to remain regarded as most sacred.
      Lankens i mean majority are born into religion. Not many know the real teachings of buddha. Even former President who is seen to bee visiting from ONE temple to other almost everyday on the cost of Tax payers funds, but he doenst know what the real buddism means. He just abusve buddhism for his popularity to be part of buddhist community. Then those who look at him become so respectful to him, not searching anything else about his profile.
      That is how it moves in the country where grass eaters have taken the dominaance.

      This is absolutely due to total ignorance of the LOCAL MEDIA INSTITUTIONS. Today, even low level of statements become HEAD LINES or made headlines by PVT media men .. transmit the message wrongly to the readers or listeners.
      I think MEDIA men are just business runner.s they dont care abou tthe impact of the NEWS.
      Like for example – I heard this morning Rev Dr Amila Thero has become so angered hearing that some have added the monk has been gotten funds from Alloisious. Any lies can go viral easily, no nothing in it should be truthful. That is the standards of local media today.

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    CT continues to insult buddhists and their cleargy. Luckily only a few racist Muslims, Tamils, UNP and Jeppos with an brewing hatred towards sinhalese and buddhists follow your articles.

    Preaching how sinhalese should salute and respect others …. while continuing to spew hatred towards buddhists.

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      Embalm

      Do you count yourself as one of the b***s carriers of the saffron clad thug?
      Let the thug take control of law and order if that is what you want and face the consequences. He might one night demand you supplied your under aged great granddaughter to satisfy his carnal needs.
      You should be happy to let the thug do whatever he wants to to with her in your house after having a hearty meal at your expense.

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    Anti Buddhist Yahapaluwas lead by evangelist RW gifts the Jail sentence for bikkhu Gnanasara as a Ramadan gift for the Muslims who supported them to come to power.

    Luckily they also have the second Don Juan MY3 to be used as a puppet while he swings his evangelical sword against buddhists.

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      Embalm or Embalmed corpse

      Idiot, this is a gift to Sinhala woman Prageeth Ekneligoda. All the complaints and cases by Muslims were sent underground.

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    Whenever Galagodatte Gnanasara appeared in “Public” and once seen driving a lorry on the street of Colombo , reportedly in a “Drunken State” and apprehended by the Police, I did fail to see him wearing a “Cheevraya” (a Buddhist Monks’ clothe) but a “Jumper Suit”. Now I know, my “visualization” at those “appearances” is correct. If I said this earlier “Amarasiri” would have downgraded my IQ , even below that he has assigned to “Para-Sinhala Buddhist in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho”. Anyway, Prof. Medagoda Abeyatissa Thero has “suddenly” upgraded his IQ , after this “Jail Term” imposed on Galagodatte Gnanasara and declare he could lose his “Buddhist Priesthood”. In my “Rustic” IQ, as said above, I did not SEE him – this person named Galagodatte Gnanasara as a “Buddhist Priest” by merely judging him on his total behavioral patterns, much much long before our Prof. Rev. Medagoda Abeyatissa. The “TRUTH” takes a long time to emerge; but eventually it does come out. Is it by way of “Cause and Effect”? I leave it to Prof. Medogoda Abeyatissa to say it in Buddha’s words.

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      Douglas Man

      The Mahasangha is said to have saved the country when it is in difficulty. This is an often repeated lie and a myth. Do you have any evidence to support the myth or the contrary?

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        I have solid evidence. If not for Maha Sangha you Kalaveddhas would have gone extinct. It is their advice and Metta that kept us from killing you dirty animals.

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          Edwin Appuwo,

          We are no against Mahasanga.. but the criminals of Ghanasara style.

          They woudl never protect buddhas teachings. Instead the pseudo monks destroy buddha s philosphy.
          Either these men are lazy by birth or they dont want to work, Only way out is to become a monk and abuse Sanga culture. How many this monk may have abused sofar ?
          Numbers are beyond all levels. May be the numbers are lesser than you that of your Edwin.

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    Shame , ending like this at the hands of a fearless wife of a journalist !
    We have to wait a few more days to see that he is no more a monk .
    There could be unexpected turn of events from the top with MY3 KARUNA !
    We are a country where everything is politics everywhere ! Is it truly
    changing ? Let us wait and see ! Gnanasara menace is one such major issue
    like underworld and drug menace . He could have easily managed it as a
    pressure group rather than behaving a gangster . Watching him playing fool
    with the whole system of governance , its people of all communities and even
    the police and judiciary , can not go unaccounted ! let us hope he got his
    waterloo !

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    Many VIPs including politicians travel to Hindu temples in Tamilnadu and beyond in India, and worship the deities there and make donations.
    This may show their contempt/distrust in the religion of Buddhism as preached and practised in Sri Lanka.
    This may be also due to the behavior of monks like Gnanasara.
    The Maha Sangha appears helpless to ‘discipline’ monks like him.

    In the old days, I have seen villagers prostrating themselves before Buddhist monks on the roadside, in the deep south.
    As a child I saw monks in an eastern town visiting homes on pindapatha and housewives donating rice and vegetables into their bowls, and worshipping them.
    Now, some monks appear to have lost their respect among the laity.

    The vows of celibacy and poverty which monks are expected to observe, are very tough to follow – except for the few who joined the Sangha by themselves after coming of age and some education – not those who were ‘donated’ to the Sangha by poor parents, in their childhood.

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    I really hope that this thug who calls him self a monk will loose his robe. i also hope that inmates will use him as a punching bag,

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      Seneka ,

      Are we not miracle of Asia then ? They will find a new Sutta that
      a monk going prison is a blessing ! Wait , Srilankan Buddhist
      version of re ordaining is yet to be released ! Also , a lengthy
      inquiry needs to be done about his outburst in support of Eknaligoda
      disappearance !

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    I would like to see him doing the monkey dance in his new jumper suit.

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    Sri Lanka really is a country that is upside down!
    The cream drops to the bottom, and in it’s stead you have the lowest of the low..
    Then again, must be a lack of cream to be honest!
    I personally wish the British had never left this country, only because the locals are definitely not up to scratch, in most areas, including the quality of humanity!

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    I hope he will get the maximum punishment what he deserves and comes out as a good human being.
    This is what he must be doing now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seY8eF4KOqM

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    The person by the name of Galagoda-atte Gnasara (GG) is now thrown into prison for an offence. It is common now for some of the yellow robed community to gang up in instances of in-roads made on them, citing various reasons. The purpose of this noise is to rally support against the Government for implementing the law. Let the law take its course. The law of the land must prevail and as far as the bhikkus or religious dignitaries are concerned let the respective canon law apply without fear or favor. This cannot be a case where some are more equal than others. I am told that the first Buddhist priest who was sentenced to death and executed was Meewanapalane Attadassi. Sir Andrew Caldecott, the Governor, postponed the execution several times fearing that Sir Baron Jayathilake, the leader of the local politicians at that time, had something to say. But the latter did not intervene against the implementation of the law and the rule of law prevailed. Talduwe Somarama was the second for the murder of the then premier Mr. S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike. There was no “hoo-haa” for all this. As a society, we have to encourage religious dignitaries of all faiths to confine to the purpose of their ordination and be an example to the rest of the society instead of being hooligans and to that extent newspapers whether printed or electronic should not waste paper or web space voicing sob-stories of chaps of this kind.

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    If this could happen, it would be a great day for Buddhism all over the world.

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    Prof Medagoda Abhayatissa Thero:
    .
    First things first. What are the rules for ordaining a person as a Buddhist monk in the first place according to your “Vinaya Pitakaya” ? Or, are there no rules ? Can anybody be ordained without any prerequisites or qualifications ? Is that how an alcoholic reckless driver and a thug was ordained as Gnanasara the monk ? And is there no code of ethics to be adhered to by Buddhist monks once they’re ordained ? Not even the basic rules of civilized behaviour ? Is that why no disciplinary action was taken by your Sangha against the punk Gnanasara whenever he flouted Lord Buddha’s noble teaching of compassion, tolerance and loving-kindness towards all sentient beings ? You know Gnanasara was an out-and-out racist, spewing hate speech, inciting people to kill each other. Where were you then Mr. Medagoda Abhayatissa ?
    *
    Buddhist monk, coconut plucker, GMOA member, homeless beggar, business tycoon, Samurdhi receipient, politician, sex-worker —- all are citizens of this country, equal before the law. And there is only one legal system in this country. No special laws for Buddhist clergy or any such religious mafia, just like we are against Sharia Law.
    *
    The most ridiculous thing in all of this is, my dear professor, is that Gnanasara wants to dabble in politics in order to bring about changes to our constitution while vehemently challenging the applicability of the very law to him on the spurious grounds of monkhood. Obviously you too are touting this charade. No monk is above law, period. He must face the full force of the law for his despicable actions against law-abiding citizens of this country. Thero, is this too difficult for you to understand. Or is your vision clouded by your sense of entitlement as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka ? I’m pretty sure special treatment to anyone because he professes Buddhism would’ve been totally abhorrent to Lord Buddha. A total No, No.

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    What is distressing in all of this is the lack of dismay and disgust expressed by any high authority at the damage caused by one individual to the image of the Sasana . The Mahanayakes are also vascillating – much like the Premier and the President. No one dares to say that Gnanasara got a lot less than his just due.

    This country ‘s leaders have lost their teeth to even acknowledge the right from wrong. A ‘head-less’ country in every way.

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    This criminal/thug should have been de-ordained long time ago. No temple should have supported him, and he should have been kicked out of any Buddhist institution the moment he started his anti Muslim campaign, which led to many deaths.

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    He shouldn’t have been ordained in the first place.

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    This ‘monk’y is to be de-ordinated?

    Wishful thinking.

    Who is responsible to de-ordinate him?

    The former shot-gun terror man Wimal Weerawanse has requested authorities not to un-robe the mad monk in the prison.

    I would like to see a photo of this bandit monk with his prisoners gown with his hand tied behind with a beedie. Will Wimal provide us one?

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    Kallathoni Demalu and NGO crooks surviving on funds from Christians in Western countries who use insulting terms like ‘Yellow Clad Thugs’ to monks have no idea about the role played by monks for more than 2000 years in defending this country from Para Demalu, Para Purutugeesi, Para Landesi and Para Ingreesi. When Para Demalu invaded this country, monks went to the battle field with Sinhala army to give moral and spiritual support. Later, particularly during British colonial rule, monks took the leading role in uprisings against the British rule while Demalu and Muslims licked the ass of British. Poosaris and Mullas did not do a damn thing against colonial parasites. In 1815, when British hoisted Union Jack before Kandyan Convention is signed, Wariyapola Sumangala Thera pulled down the Union Jack and told until the Convention is signed the country belong to Sinhale people. He took a leading role in 1818 uprising against British and convicted for treason and imprisoned. Several monks went in front of the firing squad of British. Buddhist monks are an integral part of Sinhala society. In the past they played a role in saving this country, now they play a role in saving the country from Parayas and in future also they will play their role.

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      Blind Eagle
      *
      Don’t you think you’re insulting the great monks of the past who, as you say, did enormous service to the Sinhala people, Buddhism and ultimately for the emergence of the Sinhala Nation itself – by comparing them to this racist and uncivilized buffoon called Gnanasara ? What a pity ? You must be ashamed of yourself.

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      Eagle Eye,

      Which means that even then Buddhist monks encouraged killings ignoring Buddha’s words Universal Kindness and compassion. That is why Sinhala Buddhists are languishing in Samsara suffering.Buddha’s way path to freedom seen on car wind screens is the only solution to this.That is when all Buddhists attain Nibbana. Monorities can live happily there after.

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      Eagle Eye, can you name those monks who went to the battle field with Sinhala Army and to which fronts? This is your imagination and your cannot give an answer. Even if you fabricate and give an answer you will be be bringing disrepute to Buddhism because then you are saying Buddhist monks gone to battlefield to give moral support to the army to kill and destroy. These racist monks are fighting not to save anybody from Parayas but to increase Parayas among them and their people.

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        Ajay, Upali, Ameen,
        Monks had to give priority to saving the country from Para invaders before thinking about attaining Nibbana. If Buddhists kept on chanting ‘Karaneeya Metta Sutta’ Para Demala invaders would not have spared anyone.

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    Gnanasara is not a Buddhist monk..According to Buddha ”Najajja Wasalo Hothu” etc. applies here. May I request Rev. Abeytissa to read Dammapada.

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    Edwin Rodrigo where are you? Your help is needed to resolve this serious situation.

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      I am here. Not idle but very active. This is not going to be allowed to go through without us doing something about it.

      This is only going to help Mahinda in his campaign. He will use it fully.

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        edwin rodrigo

        Do you think you will make a good monk?
        Why don’t you replace him?

        You will be more powerful than the IGP.

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    Just curious, aren’t there any other better reasons why a Bikkhu should lose his status other than “residing out of the robe for 7 days” in Buddhism?

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    Why is the Sinhala media giving so much publicity as the case is now concluded. They are trying to make a martyr of the this monk. Many other monks and clergymen of other religions are in jail in this country and others with no ho ha.

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    Will be interesting to find out if he ever was even ordained in the first place.

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    Gnanasara is anything but a Buddhist monk. He should wear the cute orange jumper in the prison. And when he gets out, he should be outlawed by both the Sangha and the State from wearing the robe ever again – if Buddhism is to survive in the lovely island of ours.

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      And who is going to bell the cat? A lousy rat like you? Ha! Ha!

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