19 September, 2019

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Mahanayakes Hell Bent On Stopping Car Race But Maintain Stoic Silence On Anti-Muslim Attacks

Despite their stone-cold silence on the anti-Muslim attacks that were instigated by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) in Southern Sri Lanka last week, the mahanayake theras have awakened their voice to object to having night races in Kandy.

MahanayakeThe mahanayake theras in a letter issued yesterday has called on the President to intervene and ensure the plan to hold the Night Races in Kandy on June 27 and 28 is cancelled.

They have asserted that since the city of Kandy is a place of worship to Buddhists all over the world and is also a UNESCO World heritage site due to its historical and religious importance, holding the night races would be detrimental to the sacredness and pride of the city.

“Therefore we urge you to shed your immediate attention into the issue and ensure steps are taken to cancel the plans for the racing event to be held in this city,” the letter states.

The only mahanayake thera that voiced concern of the anti-Muslim attacks in Aluthgama led by the BBS was Amarapura Chapter Mahanayaka the Ven. Davuldena Gnanissara Thera.

Their rejection of the night races being held in Kandy however was voiced collaboratively by Asgiriya Chapter Maha Nayaka, Ven. Udugama Sri Buddarakkitha Thera, Malawatta Chapter Anu Nayaka, Ven. Niyangoda Wijithasiri Thera, Amarapura Chapter Mahanayaka the Ven. Davuldena Gnanissara Thera as well as Ramanna Nikaya Maha Nayaka the Ven. Napana Premasiri Thera.

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Mahanayake “Asserts Unity”

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  • 19
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    It looks like the Mahanayakas are only protesting about matters which they think the BBS would approve of. Naturally they don’t want car races, their limousines might be damaged.

    • 18
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      Silence of Mahanayakes on these grave matters is so shameful.

      I am embarrased to mention it as man of Sinhala Buddhist origin.

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        “Silence of Mahanayakes on these grave matters is so shameful. I am embarrased to mention it as man of Sinhala Buddhist origin.”

        1. The Mahanayakas are Paras, from South India, just like the other Paras.

        2, Mahanayakas follow the Sinhala Buddhist Hegemony and keep true Buddhists fooled saying that they follow the Buddha Dhamma.

        3, So, the fooled Sinhala Buddhists, say,
        Sadhu, sadhu, Sadhu, Saa

        Buddhism, is truly the curse of Lanka, the land of native Veddah. Bali Indonesian is Hindu and was not cursed with Buddhists.

        The Vedda Tribe

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

        4. Buddhism Evil

        Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOfTGSADdY

        Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 2

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

        • 3
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          Why has not Sobitha Thero who wants to be joint opposition candidate for President spoken out against BBS and the bad name it brings to Buddhism?

          Better for him to work on reforming Sinhala Buddhism which has gone astray, rather than trying to reform the country as joint opposition Presidential candidate. First put your own house in order and ask BBS to disband and disrobe GAG!

          CBK would be better joint opposition candidate. She has spoken out unlike that clown Ranil Wickramasinghe and Sajith Premadasa who talks about “groups” disturbing the peace rather than name the BBS. Ranil, Sajith and Mahinda Jarapssa all pretend it is Muslim groups that are the culprits when in fact it is Buddhist groups that are the Hate Mongers.. the same talks about groups to Sinhala Modayas and implies it is the LTTE and Muslims who are the problem and keeps sinhala buddhist modayas STUPID and IGNOARANT!
          And now the Dirty Muslim politicians have agreed with Gota the Goon and BBS patron to be silent too..
          Sinhala Buddhism and Gota the Goon is a criminal JOKE and an insult to what the Buddha Taught!

          • 2
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            BUddhism in Sri Lanka needs to be saved from the corrupt, luxury-loving-living Mahanayakas who eat too much, and drive around in Mercs and BMWs supplied by Mahinda Jarapassa.

            The Mahanayakas are a bunch of doddering, uneducated and sick old men. They are lost in the EMPTY RITUALS of MODA SINHLA BUDDHISM and do not practice Buddhism or what the Buddha taught.

            Today the Buddhist Sanga establishment is politicized and militarized and condones violence, criminality and corruption which is why they will not speak out against the BBS Balu Sena which is patronized by Gota the Goon. Buddhism needs to be RESCUED from the Mahanayakas in the Miracle of Modayas!

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    Ven.Mahjanayaka , is undoubtedly in a mode of vengeance towards the Muslims, as the BBS showed him the Video of the Tawheed Jamat Leader speaking of Lord Buddha in a defaming manner.

    The Muslim cleric was brought to books and was legally punished for his act for which he openly apologized and reportedly had sent letter to the Chief prelates of “Thri Nikayas”

    during the meeting with BBS , the mahanayaka thero was clearly heard saying ” do something” to stop those open gabs.

    we cannot expect an apology or denouncement from him accordingly.
    however, as a peace loving citizen I hope and pray, the enmities and atrocities come to a cessation and Peace prevail int he Island for all of us to live as Sri Lankans.

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      Hassan,

      “Tawheed Jamat Leader speaking of Lord Buddha in a defaming manner.”

      That is the curse of Wahhabism…

      Yes, there are a lot of ignorant idiots among the Muslims and Buddhists.

      This Tawheed Jammat guy did not even know Islam. There are a lot of idiots out there like that. I think there are two verses, one says there is no compulsion in religion, and the other says, My religion is mine, your religion is yours.

      Even now, 25% of Americans and close to 40% of South Asians believe, the Sun goes around the Earth.

      There are are a lot of ignorant people out there .

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      Guys…. Buddah is SATAN, Already Guns and Bombs ready by us… lets see next time.

      No one reported a story in Panadura River area…. 11 army underworld was beaten and razed when they tried to enter muslim area at 3.30 am… was backed by 11 boats of Army…. they they ran away and one boat full of half deal 9 guys.. but no hospitals we admitted except the slave island Airforce hospital/// what a Country.

      Fuck the Mahanayake, SATAN and Gays

  • 15
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    Mahanayakes are Maha-Sinhala-Buddhist racists nurtured in Mahavamsa by the arch racist Mahanama the great Sinhala nama.

    Do you expect anything better from them?

    Do you remember one of them telling the US ambassador in Colombo that people are spreading false information in Geneva saying that Sri Lanka committed war crimes?

    They all lie to prop up Sinhala Buddhist supremacy over the island. They have no ethics; they don’t care for ‘others’.

    After all they grew up from kids given up by poor Sinhalese and depraved of childhood pleasures without proper education other than Buddhist rituals and slogans.

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      “After all they grew up from kids given up by poor Sinhalese and depraved of childhood pleasures without proper education other than Buddhist rituals and slogans.” and the lies and imaginations of Mahawamsa.

      The Native Veddah Tribe,

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

    • 2
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      Since then the Mahanayakas have caved in a shocking way. They have yielded to pressure and have said they will allow ONE more night race.
      What pathetic creatures who enjoy enormous power that can decide
      upon the very existence of the country. These Prelates are a ignorant lot inconsistent with their words or deeds.

      Backlash

  • 12
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    Pls give them each a LAMBOGINI and the matter is solved

  • 3
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    I think time has come to appoint Mervyn Silva as the next common candidate at the presidential election. At least he seems to be a fair person compared to all these morons.

  • 5
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    Sri Lanka is the only country which has “race tracks” in the middle of capital cities – Colombo and Kandy.
    Hundreds watch the races by expensive cars – not the Formula One kind which race in international race tracks – but expensive sports/passenger vehicles.
    They do so as these are a novelty.
    Drivers are scions of rich & privileged families.
    This ostentation of wealth is sickening.
    The mahanayakes’ objection maybe due to large crowds which would rather watch races,than visit the Maligawa – the prelates appear hurt & disappointed.
    Religion is the ‘opium of the masses’ but so are pleasurable/thrilling diversions like car races – even on television.

  • 7
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    Either the Mahanayakes are afraid of the BBS terrorists, or by silence condoning their violence against minorities. Either way, it look bad for them. All it takes is for these Mahanayakes, to speak strongly against these extremists, denouncing them for insulting Buddhism, and declare that what they do is not true Buddhism. For the sake of peace and safety for ALL, that is the least they can do.

    Are the Mahanayakes resentful of minorities too?

  • 7
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    The real reason for the monks’ protest against night races is because they can’t sleep with the loud noise of Lamboginis. They don’t give a hoot about UNESCO World heritage site or historical and religious importance of Kandy. These are monks are all after government/devotees provide perks and privileges. So how can we expect them to voice against BBS/GoSL?

  • 7
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    These self appointed Mahanayakes have at various times stood against a pluralistic society. May be they are allergic to the smell of gas not the smell of blood.
    Nightly races they would allow it for a rightly sum

  • 11
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    According to reliable information this night Car race has been organized by some Sri Lanka Muslim extremists with support of LTTE, funded by Wahhabi extremist Group. Tamil Diaspora and UN supported in this event by supplying Racing Cars such as Lamborghini and other expensive luxury Cars. Wellala Vignashwaran is the Chief guest in this event. These extremist element are fully aware that Chief Prelates are against this event and promptly appeal the Hon.President to cancel the event. We know very well that Hon. President will not do anything outside law and there is no sufficient time for him to take the matter to the Parliament and defeat the Muslim/Tamil Conspiracy. We are sure our Hon.President as 3 Sinhaladeeshwara, Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi will not tolerate this kind of nonsense in the future. Idea of the Organizers of this event is to tarnish the Image of young Dr. Namal Rajapaksha and the Hon. President. I think this is the right time for our Hon. President to take a decision to shift the “Dalada Maligawa” including Leading Temples with all Sathara Maha Dewala to Hambantota as done by Previous Kings in the history. I am sure Champika Ranawaka, Udaya Gammapila, Nishatha Warnasinga, Rathana, Omalpe are not aware of this event.

    • 1
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      Haak…..haak….haak……
      what a great comment…it has everything..
      very well said..

    • 2
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      @Lapatiya

      Nicely done; But you forgot to find a place for the White Van somewhere in your script. It may not be as expensive a vehicle like Kudu Mervyns sons Lambrogini, but still, it is comparable because of the speed with which it takes away undesirable elements to their unknown fate and destiny/destination. The MahanaYakas better watch out. They may be the next to enjoy a free ride in uncles Van if they attempt to spoil the Princes Night fun.

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      Hahaha Lapatiya you could write the scripts for Hon Chaminda Puswedilla

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  • 2
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    Ven. Mahanayake must have seen in his dreams the “Ven” before his name turning into “Van” of White Van’s racing towards him to take Mahanayake to the nearest bridge like what happened to outspoken and innocent Ven. Watareka Vijitha. Very soon the Mahanayake will not have self inflicted wounds but may have to self immolate themselves with what ever Buddhism that is left in the country.

  • 3
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    What can we laymen conclude by the stone cold silence of Mahanayakas of all Nikayas other than Amarapura Chapter Mahanayaka the Ven. Davuldena Gnanissara Thera.

    We can only come to one conclusion, that all of them are racists just like Gnanasara.

  • 0
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    There are only 2 genuine mahanayake’s in this country. They are Asgiriya and Malwatte. The others are either self appointed or have been appointed by politicians.

    Indeed it is shameful that they have made no comment about this latest incident involving the BBS.

    CT editor, I do feel that your editing of comments should be stricter. It seems that Ela Kolla bites the dust every-time but some of the rubbish comments on this thread alone could do as much harm as the BBS activities !

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    I am sorry to see that non of the commentators have at-least the basic teachings of Buddha, which has prompted them to use words such as Satan to run down Buddha. Buddha’s teaching is based on compassion and He had never taught or approved hatred or violence. on the other hand Prophet Mohammed had encouraged his followers to kill, torture and even rape in the name of God and they are elevated to martyrdom. The history reveals the mass massacres done by the Muslim invaders in the name of god, in the once Buddhist countries such as Kashmir, Afghanistan, India,Java, Malaysia and Thailand.There is a growing hatred now among the world in common against the Muslim community, though individually there are very nice good people. Valadmir Putin in Russia, gillard in Australia, obama in Amrica are few good examples.The community rallying round Mosques is the danger just like the Buddhists now rallying round the BBS due to atrocities committed towards the Sri Lankan Buddhist community, even at present. So please do not distort the teachings of Buddha.

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    Sanga are the most proud people in our land. They do not even stand up for national anthem. How can you expect them to be fair thinking persons.

  • 1
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    I wonder whether we are giving too much importance to these mahanayakes. I doubt that they are very powerful among the sinhalese as a whole, though it seems they do have some influence over a segment of the sinhalese.

    Sometimes the best remedy is to ignore those who seek to steal the limelight and make themselves into central players.

    • 6
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      The Mahanayakas do not have much power but the power they do have, and choose not to use, is moral power. Most Sinhalese would take notice and approve if they issued a joint statement condemning the BBS hate mongers. What conclusions are the minorities to draw by their silence?

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        Paul

        “What conclusions are the minorities to draw by their silence?”

        Please remind me of all their previous statements condemning riots of 1956, 1977, 1983 ……….. I haven’t read any statements condemning violence perpetrated by Sri Lankan state.

        Don’t kid yourself.

        You are rest assured, there would be a barrage of statements coming from all those Mahanayakes if and when government decides to amicably settle national question.

        Those Mahanayake didn’t have the courage to protest against the arrest of Fonseka and his subsequent incarceration.

        Wait until MR is forced to deal with TNA, those saffron clad racist come out all guns blazing.

        All Buddhists monks should be sent to Middle East Medieval kingdom to work in road construction projects during summer season. This would give them a rounded work experience.

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          Yes, yes, yes,that is what I am pointing to! ‘What conclusions are the minorities to draw by their silence?’ means what conclusions other than that they are racist, political b*******s who should have been disrobed long ago.

          However your last sentence is not worthy of you. You should have written ‘these Buddhist monks’ not ‘all Buddhist monks’.

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            Paul

            “You should have written ‘these Buddhist monks’ not ‘all Buddhist monks’.”

            I am sorry for my oversight.

            I should have written “all Sinhala/Buddhist monks” instead all Buddhist monks.

            My apology to those who follow Buddha’s teaching.

  • 2
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    Well you cant expect much from a bunch of chaps dressed in orange and go about claiming their clergy when all they do is enjoy the carnal pleasures of the world :-)

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    @Bandula

    I am sorry to see that non of the commentators have at-least the basic teachings of Buddha, which has prompted them to use words such as Satan to run down Buddha. Buddha’s teaching is based on compassion and He had never taught or approved hatred or violence.

    WELL I AM SORRY TO SEE YOU DONT EVEN HAVE THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF ISLAM..

    I agree.. buddhists are peaceful people except for the barbarians.. (like in every other religion) AND oh.. The BUDDHAS BARBARIANS just took a break from the Genocide and the Mayhem they created agaisnt the Innocent TAMIL’s of the so called land of buddha

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_violence

    on the other hand Prophet Mohammed had encouraged his followers to kill, torture and even rape in the name of God and they are elevated to martyrdom.

    AGAIN.. YOU DONT HAVE EVEN THE BASICS OF KNOWLODEGE.. OF ISLAM

    Some QUOTES from the “Noble Quran” for your IGNORANT BUDDHIST MIND…

    “And do not take a life that God has made sacred, except for just cause.” (17:33)

    IF ANY ONE KILLED A PERSON – (unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land) – it would be as though he has KILLED THE ENTIRE HUMANITY. – AND IF ANY ONE SAVED A LIFE, it would be as though he has SAVED THE ENTIRE HUMANITY…” (Qur’an 5:32) – In this Noble Verse we clearly see that Allah Almighty honors all the innocent souls that He has created. Killing any innocent soul is so hated by Allah Almighty that He considers it as a crime against all of Mankind.

    http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=CT1011-4358

    http://english.islammessage.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?articleId=931

    But Islam has given the right to SELF DEFENCE… (agaisnt the likes of Buddhas Barbarians ie.. BBS) and yes if the die in that they are Martyrs.. unlike the buddhist barbarians who will rot in hell..

    “Fight in the cause of God with THOSE WHO FIGHT YOU, but do not transgress limits; for God loveth not transgressors. (The Noble Quran, 2:190)”

    “But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in God: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things). (The Noble Quran, 8:61)”

    “God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers. (The Noble Quran, 60:8)”

    The history reveals the mass massacres done by the Muslim invaders in the name of god, in the once Buddhist countries such as Kashmir, Afghanistan, India,Java, Malaysia and Thailand.There is a growing hatred now among the world in common against the Muslim community, though individually there are very nice good people. Valadmir Putin in Russia, gillard in Australia, obama in Amrica are few good examples.The community rallying round Mosques is the danger just like the Buddhists now rallying round the BBS due to atrocities committed towards the Sri Lankan Buddhist community, even at present. So please do not distort the teachings of Buddha.

    every religion and every ism’s (Marxism,Communism,Capitalism etc..) has it’s evil doers.. none is Pure.. none is clean..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_violence

    Buddhists now rallying round the BBS due to atrocities committed towards the Sri Lankan Buddhist community,

    AGAIN YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT…

    IT IS THE BUDDHIST BARBARIANS COMMITED UNTOLD MISERY AND CARNAGE AGAINST THE MINORITIES (Hindus Muslims and Christians ) IN THE LAND OF THE SO CALLED COMPASSIONATE BUDDHA..

    FINALLY, Get Some Facts about Islam. (IF YOU REALLY WANTED TO) or you can stay same as another ignorant buddhist. like so many in the land of Dhammapadha?

    http://irf.net/

    http://www.islamicity.com/

    http://www.islamicity.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=IC1304-5435

    http://english.islammessage.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?articleId=931

    http://harunyahya.com/

  • 0
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    Dogs may bark ……but the night races will go on !!

    • 0
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      Ha ha till the drones strike the 10 ton skinheads at dusk to the end of the rainbow.

  • 0
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    “Mahanayakes Hell Bent On Stopping Car Race But Maintain Stoic Silence On Anti-Muslim Attacks”

    That is because they are too old to enjoy car races,but are still not too old enough to not enjoy riots.They need some thrills for their drab boring life to keep them going until they achieve nirvana.

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      i disagree shankar,who said they have boring life my friend (if you know what i mean!) wink wink

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