26 February, 2020

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Gnanasara’s US Five Years Visa Is Cancelled

In the wake of repeated allegations against the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara for inciting racial hatred in Aluthgama that led to the deadly clashes in the area, the US State Department has allegedly made a decision to cancel his visa to the US.

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Gnanasara

The organization’s Executive Committee Member Dilanthe Withanage says that Gnanasara was notified on Friday by an official of the US embassy in Sri Lanka that the multiple entry visa that was granted for five years has been cancelled. He claims no explanation had been offered as to why the decision was made.

While expressing his displeasure at the move, he stated that Gnanasara was planning a visit to the US next month to attend a religious function.

According to Withanage, Gnanasara had received a five-year multiple entry visa in 2011. He has used the visa to travel to Indiana in 2011 and once again to the US in 2013.

“All these moves – the blocking of BBS profile and Gnanasara thera’s profile on Facebook and now the visa cancellation are indicators of how we Sinhalese are a minority group in the world. It is time we stood up to these global forces,” Withanage said.

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    Do they still pay him the Dole >,,,Or is it a US disability Pension?…

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      wTF are you talking abt you idiot? DOLE? in USA? [Edited out]

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    Wonder what happened to Raiappu’s and Assath Sally’s Visas?..

    Did they get an exemption?…

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    WHY at the first place this racist monk granted visa to US? Why the embassy officials here in Colombo ignored his racist chants and terror beckground before issue the visa?
    Very unfortunate he was granted visa, gone to US, ignored the US law and order and spoild the minds of Sri Lankan Expats for fund raising for terrorist activities back home.
    Cancel his Sri Lankan passport also Mr. Chulande Perera.

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    Dilantha:
    “While expressing his displeasure at the move, he stated that Gnanasara was planning a visit to the US next month to attend a religious function”

    The purpose of Gnanasara’s proposed visit is the US is to attend a religious function or FUND RAISING for the BBS’s nefarious activities ????

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    The Bodu Bala Sena is planning to stage a huge demonstration opposite the US embassy premises at the time that Gnanasara Thero would be meeting with officials in the US embassy.

    The demonstration will initially be a “silent one” while Gnanasara Thero is inside US embassy premises. If the outcome of the meeting is satisfactory from Gnanasara Thero’s perspective the Bodu Bala Sena demonstrators is expected to quietly disperse.

    If however the meeting is not satisfactory then the demonstration will turn vociferous after Gnanasara Thero emerges from the embassy. A number of vicious slogans will be chanted. Provocative placards will be displayed. Effigies of US leader and officials will be burnt.

    The demonstration is also likely to assume a different approach and oppose the US role in initiating a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN in Geneva.

    What the Bodu Bala Sena led by Gonasara Thero will do is to try and intimidate and coerce the USA into granting a visa for the BBS gen secy through the tactics of anti-US street demonstrations. It remains to be seen whether the US will succumb to this pressure or stand firm.

    According to informed diplomatic sources the well-informed US embassy is already aware of the BBS plans and is devising an appropriate counter strategy to deal with it.

    Given the Bodu Bala Sena’s proven expertise in inciting violence the possibility of violence erupting cannot be ruled out. Judging by what happened during the recent Bodu Bala Sena instigated anti-Muslim violence in Beruwela and Aluthgama, the Law enforcement officers are likely to be passive spectators while it happens.

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      Marwan ,

      ” Judging by what happened during the recent Bodu Bala Sena instigated anti-Muslim violence in Beruwela and Aluthgama, the Law enforcement officers are likely to be passive spectators while it happens. “

      no way, regime can’t afford to do such an irresponsible act , if they harm any US official or any of their properties within the embassy premises , MR will need to find a place to hide !

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    We mistaken Gnaanaasara & Withanage as the main culprits. There are bigger sharks behind the scene.. this Gnaanaasara & Withanage are just tools used to carve a design. The Main masterminds are the ruling thugs, the hardline buddhist organization getting the full support from the Government and Racist ministers like Champika Ranawaka etc.. Gnaanaasara is like a trained dog.. when the master says attack “Dog attacks”… these kind of racist breeds should be 1st of cancelled from the mindset of the people who are blindly following them.. it sad to know that even at my work place, sri lankans who are in higher position internally supports racist groups like this… Utter Jealousy erupts in the most worst human feeling of Racism. God Bless Sri Lanka. Dont blame the LTTE. Dont blame the Al Qaeda.. Dont Blame the Hizbulla or any other organizations fighting for their freedom and fought for the freedom. These organization all were and are been created by similar racist acts of governments/politics. One mans Terrorist is a another Man freedom fighter. I myself felt when i heard the news of Aluthgama & beruwala and also the new kind of challenges muslims facing since 2012. how can i destroy such groups. This sought of feelings can guide a man/small group/then a big group of people into the extreme levels. we all must understand that the natural human attitude is..”if you hit me, i will hit you” the fundamental for all the conflicts in the world.

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      It does look like a govt hatched move to place military among minorities to suppress their rights went over board due to govt lap dogs BBS.
      Tried covering through muzzling the media and that too backfired.

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    Dilantha, Ah you are minority in the world? A little bit of your own medicine (bitter eh ?) what are you guys together doing to the minority in your own country? Thin twice, thrice, the repercussions will definitely fallow as per all religions. Specially (Budism) Karmaya paladei paladei mai

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    Dilantha, Ah you are minority in the world? A little bit of your own medicine (bitter eh ?) what are you guys together doing to the minority in your own country? Think twice, thrice, the repercussions will definitely fallow as per all religions. Specially (Budism) Karmaya paladei paladei mai

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    US you are in Danger!
    How can you cancel the visa of our beloved Gnasara?. We are going to have a protest meetimg in front of your embassy and conduct a demonstration with STF protection. US properties in SL will be damaged and 4 Americans will be killed by gunshots (read self inflicted wounds of forgot to breath).
    Your citizen Gotha will organize a Harthal and our president will challenge you not to intimidate us with such Maha Loku Harthal.

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    Now is the West’s Plan-B time. Plan-A was to encourage the SB fascism. Plan- B is to go the opposite way. No wonder Gunasana has the “Dude, WTF?” look.

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      “Plan-A was to encourage the SB fascism. “

      The embyro was laid by fascist monk mahanama then left parties SWRD and family to penultimate zenith by passa and familial.

      Most areas of colombo harbour were bombed inclusive of st lucias cathedral by the fascist buddhist Japanese who also destroyed east india company which governed ceylon and they killed millions of asians saying they were dirty – they wont apologise either like the sihala buddhist.

      Fascist Buddhist Japan is Lankas largest AID giver from 1948 Why So??

      Japan gave the fundamentalist lying race a fascist plan too. Show me one nation that does not exploit- everyone does like your paymaster.

      Its your own stupidity that the nation is bleeding and broke. (you know this when you first get self employed)

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    USA should never ever grant visas to any idiots who encourage racism. Also USA should cancel all rajapassas visa and should never allow them come to US for destroying democarcy and for having no repect for human rights, killing opponents, robbing, public funds and letting thier family and friend get away with stealing puclic fund, killing, drug dealing raping even unnderage girls.Also all rapaksa us citizens should be dealt with us laws for not repecting humna rights and murdering innnocent civilians.

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    All countries have a law that not more US$10,000 can be taken out of a country at any one time. It is not speculation anymore that Gnanasara came back with Millions after his visit to the US. The funds did not come from contributions made by the US dayakayas. It is suggested that shadowy anti Muslim organisations are behind the funds.

    Just ask the questions – how can BBS buy the most expensive real estate in Sri Lanka? How could they build multi story modern buildings? How could they maintain a fleet of modern petrol guzzling vehicles? How can they maintain hundreds in their full time pay roll. How can it’s members fly in and out of the country at will. How can a Buddhist monk with his pinna pattharay take along a retinue of retainers when flying overseas?

    The US should find out the source of the finances of BBS if they havent done so already. It will be in the interest of the people of Sri Lanka and the US for such information to be made public.

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    Dilanthe Withanage is using BBS for hi own career

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    USA made a mistake on this matter, I believe.

    “Cause for the sickness should be treated, not the symptoms”

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