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SL Muslims Living In Australia Urge Authorities To Deny Visa To Gnanasara

Nine organizations representing Sri Lankan Muslims living in Australia have issued a joint statement urging the Australian government to reconsider their decision to allow Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara to visit the country.

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The Collective of organizations representing Sri Lankan Muslims living in Australia, in a letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Australian Minister of Immigration and Border Control Scott Morrison, has urged for a reconsideration of the decision to grant visa for Gnanasara to visit Australia under the pretext of a ‘spiritual awakening mission’ based on Buddhism.

The Collective that has drawn the Ministers’ attention on the recent anti-Muslim riots in Southern Sri Lanka that Gnanasara is accused of having instigated, points out he should not be allowed into Australia as he fails to pass the character test defined in Section 501 (06) of the Migration Act of 1958.

They have asserted that Gnanasara’s association with a group that has been suspected of criminal conduct and the possibility of his arrival in Australia inciting discord in the local community and resulting in a segment of the Australian community being vilified, have compromised Gnanasara’s credibility to enter Australia.

They have also shed light on Gnanasara’s close association with the extremist Burmese monk Ashun Wirathu and his infamous role in inciting hatred on the Muslim community in Sri Lanka since 2012.

Furthermore, they have stated that against the backdrop of several countries including the UK, US and France denying access for Gnanasara to visit the respective states, Australia too should follow the ‘well considered lead set by the other countries’.

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    SL Muslims Living In Australia Urge Authorities To Deny Visa To Gnanasara

    All Musloms, and non-Muslims alike must ask, just like what the USA did, to deny Visas to Terrorists.

    Make a request to the Organisation of Islamic States,to make a formal request, on behalf of the Sri Lankan Muslims as well.

    Make a Request to UN HRC as well.

    BBS is a Sinhala Buddhist Terrorist organization. Ganasara is a leader in the BBS terrorist organisation.

    http://www.trackingterrorism.org/group/bodu-bala-sena

    SUMMARY:

    The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS – translated as the Buddhist Power Force) is a radical Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist organisation based in Colombo, Sri Lanka that was formed during 2012. The BBS seeks the enforcement of Buddhist predominance in Sri Lanka. It has organised various campaigns against the country’s minority Muslim and Christian communities which, according to the organisation, poses a threat to Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese-Buddhist identity. The BBS engages in hate speech and attacks against minority religions. Its headquarters are located at Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandira in Colombo. Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandira is owned by the Buddhist Cultural Centre, an organisation founded by Kirama Wimalajothi.

    Ethnicity and religion are closely linked in Sri Lanka, with the Sinhalese majority predominantly Buddhist, the Tamils mostly Hindu, and Muslims regarded as a separate ethnic group.

    ASSOCIATION WITH SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT

    Allegations persist that the BBS enjoys a close relationship with the Sri Lanka government and has seemingly been immune from prosecution. These allegations mainly relate to the Sri Lankan President’s brother, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is regarded as a patron of the BBS. During March 2013, he officiated at the opening of a BBS cultural centre at the port city of Galle, currently used as training centre by the BBS.

    LEADERSHIP

    The BBS was founded by monks Kirama Wimalajothi and Galagoda Gnanasara after they broke away from Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) claiming it was not militant enough in protecting Buddhism. Kirama Wimalajothi and Gnanasara are leader and general secretary of BBS respectively.

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      Can Somebody Start a Petition drive and to be sent o Australia.

      Australian is aiding and abetting Terrorism.

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        “Can Somebody Start a Petition drive and to be sent o Australia”

        What do you mean by sending a petition to Australia? Asking Tony Abbott to grant permanent Residence visa and keep Gandasara in Australia? All these people who ask Australian Govt. to revoke the Visa Issued to Nanasara are “Deshadrohis”. We are trying to get rid off this Poisonous Nanasara and these Deshadrohees are trying to keep this Shit in Sri Lanka.

        Dear Mr. Tony Abbott,
        Sir,

        don’t listen to these silly people Sir. Please don’t revoke the Visa issued to Nanasara and Grant him a permanent Visa for him to stay in Australia. Probably he will help you to get rid off of “Australian Marakkalu” from your Beautiful Country. We shall send another Platinum Plated Dinner set for you through our Grease Piya when he visits Australia next. Probably your wife will like it as Mr.Scott Morrison also got a similar one.

        Also sir, we have some more to send to Australia on permanent visas. They are Champika Ranawaka, Wimal Weerawansa, Dilantha Withanage, Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe, Udaya Gommanpila, Prof. Nalin De Silva, Gunadasa Amarasekara, Athuraliye Rathana, Omalpe Sobitha, Akmeemana Dayaratna and Ittakande Saddatissa. Sir, we assure you that all of these people are 100% pure Sinhaleese.
        Also Sir, we urge you to not to follow USA and UK bosses as they are always against our Deshapremi Government.

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          Hi Lalpitiya,

          Ahahah, Good one.. yes we should send this[Edited out] out from SriLanka ahaha. Salam to you.

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          Lapatiya

          “Can Somebody Start a Petition drive and to be sent o Australia. Australian is aiding and abetting Terrorism”

          You are absolutely correct. The petition drive should be to give them permanent non-returning visas, and keep them out of Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah, Veddhan free from Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhist Terrorism.

          Then it becomes Australia’s Terrorist problem. Can we send all the BAD paras to Australia? Can we send them by boat?

          I was thinking from the angle of BBS, Budu Balu Sena, raising funds from Norwegians, Jews, Christian Fundamentalists and Para-Sinhala “Buddhists” in Australia and preventing BBS from doing that.

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            Amare,

            I am going to include your name also in that list which I am going send to Mr. Tony Abbott and Scott Morison asking permanent Visas in Australia if you don’t stop that your usual craps like Para- Sinhala Buddhits, Vadda’s stories, Jews, Christian Fundamentalists and Mahawamsa stories.

            Under no circumstances I am going to Include names of Elu Kolla, Jimmy, Aathal Sumane as there is no fun in this forum without them.

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              Lapatiya

              “…if you don’t stop that your usual craps like Para- Sinhala Buddhits, Vadda’s stories, Jews, Christian Fundamentalists and Mahawamsa stories. “

              Mr. Tony Abbott and Scott Morison asking permanent Visas in Australia is a good thing. Remind Mr. Tony Abbott and Mr. Scott Morison that they are Paras in Australia.

              The Truth, Nothing but the Truth given below, is not crap.

              1. Para-Sinhala is the Truth. Check their DNA and compare to Para-Tamils and South Indians.

              2. Buddhism came from India. So it is Para-Buddhism.

              3. Veddah Stories are True. There is both archaeological; and DNA evidence.

              4. Norwegians, Jews (Israelis), Christian Fundamentalists funded BBS.

              5. Mahawamsa stories are lies and imaginations of Para-Monk Mahsanama.Buddha did not fly to Mount “Adams Peak”, Samanala Kanda.

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                Lapatiya

                “4. Norwegians, Jews (Israelis), Christian Fundamentalists funded BBS”

                Conversation with Eric Solheim, a Norwegian

                “For sure we funded BBS.”

                Erik Solheim ‏@SolheimDAC Jul 15 #SriLanka downward spiral. Excellent summary of present situation in the island by @taylordibbert at Foreign Policy: http://ow.ly/3ncCBT Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

                Amarasiri ‏@Amarasi69467474 Jul 17 @SolheimDAC @taylordibbert Mr Solheim Did Norway Fund BBS with Norwegian, Israeli and American Christian Fundamentalist Money? Yes or No? Expand Reply Delete Favorite More

                Erik Solheim ‏@SolheimDAC Jul 17 @Amarasi69467474 @taylordibbert For sure we funded BBS. As we have always funded LTTE, Mahinda and ths islamic jihadists in #SriLanka.

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          Lapatiya

          My cousins Native Aborigines have existential problem of accommodating descendants of Kallathonies as well as recent arrivals.

          Instead of sending those people in your list to Australia could you not ask Jayaram Jayalalitha to accept another batch of her long lost distant cousins of expatriates from this island. She would oblige.

          Could you also include few more names to your list:

          Dayan, Douglas, I am no Human, Jimmy, wathie, Saroj, Banda, Ramu, Ravi Perera, OTC, Kali-stani, Paul-ban, mechanic, S Sivalingam, K A Sumanasekere, Tamodaya, Maveeran, Navin, Vibushana, Irathinavalli (make sure you drop her in the right Indo Aryan Myth Pool), Malinda, Kamalika Pieris, Bandu de Silva, Kautiliya, ………………… and another 20 Million.

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            Native,

            Please try to understand Jayalalith’s position as she has only that weapon to use in an election as our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi using War Victory to win elections. If we take that weapon out how is she going to win an election? Both Karunanidhi and Jayalaitha fighting to get the Sole ownership of Sri Lankan Tamil problem to use in elections. We should not do anything stupid that will effect the Jayalalitha’s job as even MGR will curse on us.

            As for the additional list Native just think again. For me there is no fun without these people that you mentioned. Just like a hotel without dhal.

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            ” Dayan, Douglas, I am no Human, Jimmy, wathie, Saroj, Banda, Ramu, Ravi Perera, OTC, Kali-stani, Paul-ban, mechanic, S Sivalingam, K A Sumanasekere, Tamodaya, Maveeran, Navin, Vibushana, Irathinavalli (make sure you drop her in the right Indo Aryan Myth Pool), Malinda, Kamalika Pieris, Bandu de Silva, Kautiliya” …

            Thank you nv for giving this handy ready-reckoner list i no longer have to sieve through tons and tons of rubbish to step on to rare gems of ideas put forward by 2 dozens of right thinking and passionate commentators.

            One more favour: could you please keep this list up-to-date and share with the rest of us every now and then :-)

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              paul

              “step on to rare gems of ideas put forward by 2 dozens of right thinking and passionate commentators.”

              ????

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        RE: SL Muslims Living In Australia Urge Authorities To Deny Visa To Gnanasara

        Amarasiri ‏@Amarasi69467474 5h
        @SolheimDAC Mr. Eric Solheim, Did you or the Norwegian State along with Israelis and American Christian Fundamentalist fund BBS,?
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        Erik Solheim ‏@SolheimDAC 3h
        @Amarasi69467474 No. We did not support. Nor do i think US or Israel did.
        Collapse Reply Retweet Favorite More
        3:22 PM – 19 Jul 2014 · Details

        I thought It was only the Para-Sinhalese Buddhists who are liars. Well, well, add the Norwegians to the Liars list.

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/kusal-perera-april-26-2014/

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        This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      Amaraya cannot write on his own. He can only copy and paste some rubbish. If you copy quote where you copy from.

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        I am no muslim “Buddhist” and Avtars

        Sogn the Petition.

        The Greatest Terrorist for Buddhism is BBS and its supporters. They will kill Buddhism.

        Now Sinhalese Buddhism and Buddhist Terrorists are the same. All Sinhalese will be called Terrorists and genocidal.

        Sign the petition

        UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISION: Charge the BODU BALA SENA,(BBS) Its Leader GNANASARA Thero for GENOCIDE

        http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/UN_HUMAN_RIGHTS_COMMISION_Charge_the_BODU_BALA_SENABBS_Its_Leader_GNANASARA_Thero_for_GENOCIDE/?copy

        Why this is important to me. Stop Terrorism.

        To STOP further GENOCIDE in Sri Lanka against its peaceful Muslim community similar to the Genocide unleased against them on 15th of June 2014, in southern Sri Lanka. 90% of the people of Sri Lanka are AGAINST this racist violence but NO ACTION is taken by the Government which indirectly supports this groups racist actions and agenda.

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        I am no muslim Avtar

        Sign this petition too.

        Sign this petition if u still haven’t

        http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/stop-the-extreme-bodu-bala-sena?

        share_id=PkqpxmAiyC&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

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      BBS Killed her father,

      Sinhala Buddhist Terrorist Killers killed her father.

      Sri Lanka Para-Sinhala Buddhist Associations try to whitewash along with the Govt. controlled media.

      Aluthgama attack

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTbhlVxs5xc

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    Theravada Buddhism in Australia has been well established and deep rooted by many ‘Aarya Sanhga Putras’, from the western countries and Thais’. The country does not require a ‘Mithya Drushtika’ nigantanatha from Sorry Lanka spoiling the seeds that has been sawn by those dignified monks. So, as a Buddhist, I too join the people who are urging the ban.

    Metta to all (including the BBs, Ravana Balaya and the Govt. of Sorry Lanka)

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      This guy Gnanasara is an insult for Buddhism. What he is preaching is not Theravada, it is Thrada-vada

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      annonymous

      “Theravada Buddhism in Australia has been well established and deep rooted by many ‘Aarya Sanhga Putras’, from the western countries and Thais’.”

      Can they help the Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhist in Lanka, the Land of Native Veddha and Vedhan and teach Buddhism?

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      MIOHIUHIIU

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      “Metta to all (including the BBs, Ravana Balaya and the Govt. of Sorry Lanka)”

      This should be as follows according to Nanasara Buddhism,

      Metta to all except Marakkala and Hamba , Demellu, All Animals except Cows, Christians, Hindus, Deshadrohees, all western Countries, opposition and Opposition Candidates, Shirani Bandaranayaka, Sarath Fonseka.

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    Also, the Aussie authorities must make sure he does not drive under the influence of alcohol after a visit to the ‘Crown Plaza’ for a quick game of ‘Black Jack’ or ‘Roulette’ if allowed in.

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    A new category of An Aussie Visa; ” Hate Visa “.

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      “Hate Visa” and the ONLY passenger on a Malaysian Airlines flight on remote control to Australia. This will put an end to Sri Lanka’s misery for now!

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    If BBS has been categorised as a Terrorist Organisation by an International
    body, does not Australia recognize this in granting Visa to an Official of
    the banned organisation? Or it is it that the tie between the two Govts.
    a criteria for Visa?

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      `If BBS has been categorised as a Terrorist Organisation by an International body,`

      not the head of head of state- no muslim state has done that but an organisation that is funded by tax rebates of simple folk.

      the muslims of lanka who dont integrate have a question to answer rather than belch and fart.

      Muslim radicalism has been exported to neighboring nation and we have seen this- they cant hide under the passa hate mode for ever.

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    but why refuse his visa they can allow him in an put him on display with some wild dingos and he will be at home!(i hope the canine lovers dont take me to task for insulting dingos now)

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    To the Aussie SL Muslims I say, sorry mate!

    Your racist govt is likely to act deaf to your request because all it cares at the moment is about preventing any more boats turning up in its waters! Your PM will kiss ‘the’ Rajapassa and pretend things are hunky-dory in the Miracle of Asia!

    Gnanasara is no different from the ‘White’ Aussies who think the local aborgines are free-loaders and need to be kept in their reservations or jails.

    You think a cricketer from the sub-continent being called a ‘monkey’ was an accident? No! That is the mind-set there.

    The Aussies have been allowed to forget they were once a penal colony!!!

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      yep, Abott will do anything for Jarapasses so that he dont send boat loads of people in Aussieland.

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    On 23rd Feb 2011 ABC reported that researchers from universities across Australia say polled thousands of people and found out by and large Australians are racists. Anti-Muslim sentiment was even higher. 50 per cent of Australians identify themselves as anti-Muslim.

    In September 2007 there were 19 organisations designated and banned by Australian courts for active involvement in terrorism. All but one of those organisations are Muslim. How many Muslims from Sri Lanka living in Australia are allied with them, I do not know.

    For one thing BBS is not designated as terrorist group in Australia or any government for that matter. So why should they ban BBS?

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      There’s a difference between a society being racist and a government policy. You wouldn’t know this difference, seeing as you’ve grown up in a country where the two are one and the same: if the people are racist, then so too is the government.

      Linde inna gembo should be careful about making comments about matters outside said well.

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      Dream on fellas. Like the fox following the proverbial goat for a feast…

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      I am no muslim and Avtars

      “For one thing BBS is not designated as terrorist group in Australia or any government for that matter. So why should they ban BBS? ”

      Terrorist are Terrorists, whatever Myths they Follow.

      Initially,, It was the IRA, them LTTE, Then Al wewda and other “Islamic” Terrorists. What about the state Terrorists?

      Now we have BBS, the Sinhala Buddhist Terrorists. It is matter of Time.

      http://www.trackingterrorism.org/group/bodu-bala-sena

      http://www.trackingterrorism.org/about

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      I CONCUR E WITH YOU. He should be allowed to visit.This person has a opinion, and he is certainly not a terrorist.

      These Muslims use the word Genocide in Sri Lanka I beg to differ.

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    Australia was the first country to issue a travel advisory on Sri Lanka after the Aluthgama riots.So they have cautioned their citizens about visiting Sri Lanka after the riots but issue a visa to the person who instigated these riots! Strange.

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    Fantastic. I hope the Australian government will do the right thing, by denying entry even at the airport is enough. It will be a right royal slap in the face of Dilanthe, Gnaanasaara and his gang of racist thugs.

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    This thug should be allowed to go anywhere in the world except to Hell on this Earth. He should be punished for dancing to the tune of some politicians: he is shame for good Buddhist people around the globe. He should send to once again to read about Buddhists kindergarten to learn about Buddhism

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      “This thug should be allowed to go anywhere in the world except to Hell on this Earth” – No wonder our Keheliya Rampukwella was worshipping this venereal thug Gandasara!

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      you r right my dr frend.we respect buddism and their monk,but some buddist monk n ppl behave same like a thugs its very bad to say at this moment,god bless our country n our ppl

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    Upul, You need to get your facts right. It was not an Australian who called a cricketer from the sub continent a ‘monkey’. It was the Indians, maybe, Harbhajan Singh, in particular, who was accused of referring to the Australian cricketer of English/West Indian descent, Andrew Symonds, by that term.

    Secondly, if you look at things objectively – and carefully – you will find the Australians are no more racist than are the Sri Lankans. Make no mistake, the SLs are as racist as they come.

    ‘I am no muslim’ is spot on. The Muslims have not made themselves popular in Australia and for that, they have only themselves to blame. It would do them well to take a good look at themselves and ask why, and set about putting things right.

    The first thing that struck me when I read this article was that the letter asking for a visa to the Rev Gnanasara to be cancelled, was signed by nine associations representing SL Muslims in Australia, when there are only six Australian States and two self governing territories. Looking at the signatories I find there are four associations from Victoria, three from New South Wales and one each from Western Australia and Queensland. Pray, tell me, why do you need four associations in Victoria to represent the SL Muslims in that State, or three in New South Wales?

    Sadly, the Muslims, like other ethnic groups from SL, the Sinhalese and the Tamils, have seen fit to form their own separate associations in every State in Australia – and sometimes, as we see here, more than one in each State. So, what we see is the continuation in Australia of the polarization from back in SL. I don’t believe these are healthy developments. Those who migrate to other lands from SL, should try to integrate and identify with the countries of their adoption and become committed and loyal citizens of those countries.

    These nine associations will no doubt be aware that Australia is a liberal democracy. Unlike Saudi Arabia or even Sri Lanka, Australia is not paranoid about dissent. It has enough self belief and confidence to be tolerant of differing views. So, if Australia should allow the Rev Gnanasara to enter Australia, the SL Muslims in Australia should not be overly upset or feel that the Australian government is not appreciative of their feelings. A healthy democracy is tolerant of differing views and does not over react to situations.

    Also, at a practical level, the SL Muslims in Australia should ask themselves what real harm the Rev Gnanasara can do to them. I would venture to say, that he will do no harm whatever to the cause of the SL Muslims in Australia, or to the SL Hindus or Christians in Australia. Ironically at it were, the one group of SLs in Australia that he could hurt are the SL Buddhists. The non SL Australians may well regard the Rev Gnanasara as another Buddhist monk and as being a representative of the Buddhist religion. They may not be aware or take the trouble to find out if he was in fact a true representative of the Buddhist faith. In that situation, his intemperate statements may show Buddhism – incorrectly – in poor light. So, if there is one group of SLs in Australia who should want the Rev Gnanasara’s visa cancelled, it should be the SL Buddhists there. They are the ones who are potentially most likely to suffer from a visit by him.

    But all things considered, my view is that he should be allowed to visit Australia, unimpeded. I think it will do a world of good for people like him to visit liberal democracies like Australia and see for themselves that Sri Lanka, wonderful and great as it is, is not the entire planet of ours, that there are other civilisations and other ways of life that are different to the SL way but which are just as noble and just as decent and just as attractive. It would be good for those like him to see at first hand, what the rest of the world is really like. The experience may well make them more tolerant. And we’d all gain if it would open their eyes and teach them to look at things differently and from beyond the narrow perspective of the proverbial frog in the well.

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      Let me put it this way on behalf of Upul and you shoud know your facts before you jabber something.
      Our uncle Sana (Sana Boy or ‘The Marvan” man) has been called a ‘Black Monkey” by an Aussie Cricketer. The racist hypocrite Aussies tried their best to keep Murali out of cricket but later needed his service.

      Sana Uncle and Ethanol Murali both conveniently forgot those insults for Dollars. Our Cricket put a blind eye too.

      I don’t know why our SL, Sinhalese Tamils & Muslims dying to go to Australia while knowing the fact that they are one of the worst racist in the world.

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        Look at it like this we had Franco and Pablo Picasso of Malaga Spain fleeing to Paris to be classed equivalent to an Einstein.Sigmund Freud of Austria and Albert Einstein of Germany fled to UK.

        Over 30 years of terror and refugees Lanka has yet again created the guiness book of records (like Emil Soundarayanagam) with Raj Rajaratnam the example of inside trading and 11 years jail.

        Lankans are happy go lucky culture; free food, free medicine, free health by the uduran kana pakshya socialist and compassion ;)

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          Javi you forgot the Austrian born German politician and the Nazi leader.

          -We are the nation not only ‘uduran kana’ champions but ready to beg anytime and feel proud of it.
          -We are a nation who proudly screamed ‘mathini apita kiyanawanam piduru wunath api kannam’

          -We are a nation who think Champika Ranawaka is an intellectual.
          -We are a nation still waiting for Prince Diyasena to rescue us.

          what a lost nation we are. What a pity!

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      You make a very valid point that only the Sinhala Bhuddists in Australia are going to be immensely harmed by such a visit just like it has harmed the Sinhala Buddhists immensely in Sri Lanka and world over. However as for the number of Muslim organizations, It demonstrates that as a free country people can form associations for what ever reason they feel fit as long as their activities are legal. As such I see no reason to believe it is some form of division. I think your point is moot since they seem to have all voiced their concern as one in a single letter. It maybe that they have done so in order to make sure their close friendships with other Sinhalese Bhuddists friends are not destroyed by a hate mongerer poisoning their minds there by bring the garbage the’ve grown back in Sri Lanka nearer to their new homes. After all, be it Sinhala or Muslim, as migrants from Sri Lanka they will usually rally around as a minority in such western countries and share more in common ground. Just watch an Australia vs SL match at MCG or SCG and you see the evidence. However if you listen to this man (youtube is your friend) you would not have any hope of him learning anything from a visit to Australia. In my opinion this is a man not fit for anything but solitary confinement for life before he completely destroys Bhuddism in Sri Lanka and leads Sri Lanka to another destructive war.

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      Know All,
      are you crazy !
      the right place for gandasara like thugs are walikada prison not trips around the world.

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    Mr. Know all: no offence meant here:

    Upul did get his facts right.

    yes it was an Australian who first called a Sri Lankan “a black monkey”.

    During our tour of 1995/96, Glenn McGrath called Sanath Jayasuriya “a black monkey.” Jayasuriya, who understandably did not have the experience then to handle such vitriol, became so upset that he lost his wicket. The team management did not even lodge a formal complaint, and McGrath went on to deny ever making a racist remark.

    Episode Two: Just before an Australian tour to Sri Lanka in 1999, over 50 people were killed in a suicide bombing. A senior player in the Australian side told an Australian radio station that he wished more bombs would go off, so that they would not have to play in Sri Lanka.
    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/030119/sports/4.html

    During the second Test against India on 2 January 2008 It was alleged that Harbahjan called Symonds a “monkey” after Symonds confronted him over touching fellow Australian player Brett Lee.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Symonds

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      Sorry, I stand corrected.

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      Not only McGrath, Darren Lehman also called the SL team as Black Monkeys. But the racist Australians didn’t pay much or any attentions to it while made a huge fuss against Harbajan Singh for doing the same.
      For the Ex Convicts, Ganadasara is what? A Black Pig?
      Mahindaya – A black Kabaragoya. Gothakarumaya – A black Kalaveddha.

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    There is a report on a Muslim website that the entry
    already refused.Some Sinhala organisations have also
    joined the request.Muslims should come forward to pay
    him for a trip to Nigeria or Sudan perhaps.Even one
    to Israel will be a very “chandi” step!

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    Be prepared to get disappointed.

    Australia will grant him visa.

    USA refused visa to GREAT MODI after Gujarat incidents. But now INVITES MODI to USA!!

    Same thing.

    RSS in India = BBS in SL.

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      This thug Venereal Gandasara should be sent to the Dehiwela zoo as the animals are starving without adequate food!

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    SRi Lankas in Australia (whether it in Buddhist, Tamils or Muslims) or very understandable and peaceful people. BBS can not achieve anything here except sawing some hatred seeds.
    The point is that we should not allow this kind of thug to get what he wants. No place in Australia for hatred.
    It is a symbolic action to show his that there are people who don’t welcome his ideas.
    He does not need to come to Australia to learn about harmony and religious tolerance.
    He is not a small child to learn and correct himself.

    He has to change his cancerous mentality. Blocking the visa is a type of therapy.

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    SRi Lankas in Australia (whether it in Buddhist, Tamils or Muslims) or very understandable and peaceful people. BBS can not achieve anything here except sawing some hatred seeds.
    The point is that we should not allow this kind of thug to get what he wants. No place in Australia for hatred.
    It is a symbolic action to show his that there are people who don’t welcome his ideas.
    He does not need to come to Australia to learn about harmony and religious tolerance.
    He is not a small child to learn and correct himself.

    He has to change his cancerous mentality. Blocking the visa is a type of therapy.

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    Australia should allow Reverend Galaboda Ganasara Thero to visit Australia

    Australia is a democratic, egalitarian society and country. I request and hope that that the Australian Government should not put any restrictions on travel visa issued to the Reverend Galaboda Ganasara Thero.

    As a Sinhalese Buddhist, I have the back bone to say that Reverend Galaboda Ganasara Thero has highlighted very important events happening in Sri Lanka on ‘Arabisation of Sri Lanka’ project carried out by some extremist ethnic groups in Sri Lanka.

    I also wish to highlight that there have never been a serious threat to the Australian interest or Australian security from Buddhists or Sri Lankan Buddhist monks. I also suggest that the Australian government is more worried these days about extremist jihadists operating in Australia than the Buddhists or Buddhist monks.

    I appeal from the Australian Government to discard this letter and allow Galaboda Ganasara Thero to visit Australia and explain the campaign and awareness program carried out by the Sri Lankan Buddhist Organisations against the extremist ethnic tribal groups operating in Sri Lanka.

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      Mate, Even a monkey has a back bone but maybe you should check if you have human brain. Specially one that has Buddha’s philosophy as you claim to be;

      As for the Sri Lankan Muslims, they observe Pansil every day in their daily lives as far as I see. Sadly only if the our “saviors and heros” in Aluthgama , Beruwela and Dharga town like your “Reverend” knew they;

      1) killed 4 people and injured 80+ (panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami) – injuring or killing any living thing
      2) Looted and stole lorry loads with state sponsorship (adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami) – theft or taking that which is not given
      3) Listen and enjoyed pervasive speech filled with twisted sexual innuendo (kamesu michchhachara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami) – immoral sensual enjoyment
      4) Lies upon lies upon lies that most people who know cant even believe that you can say so many lies and get away with it in this day and age (musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami) – false speech or lying
      5) Listen to MP Thewarapperuma who has sworn in parliament that the intoxicated rioters included even robed monks (sura-meraya-majja-pamada-tthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami). – intoxication as tending to becloud and weaken the mind

      If you’re so worried about this so called “Arabisation of Sri Lanka project carried out by some extremist ethnic groups in Sri Lanka.” then why not come to Sri Lanka and see for your self and show some proof of such? Instead perpetuating the lies that results in killing 4 innocent people and burning hundreds of shops and houses of more innocent people is lunacy at its best, out right irresponsible and dangerous to state the obvious. Adolf Hitler appointed Joseph Goebbels as Director of Propaganda who said; “If you tell a big lie enough to keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from political, economic and military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes virtually important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and by extension the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”. Stop being part of this Nazi propaganda machine and poisoning your mind with hatred against another group of Sri Lankans, instead you’re better off spending your spare time reading up on the dhamma and practicing it.

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      Sad but the truth is that CT readership will not support you. Wait and see how many red arrows you will get for your comment.

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      There is nothing reverence about this filthy thug. He is an insult to Buddha and to all decent Buddhists in SL.

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      Sunil,

      WE are Arabized in terms of consumption for long.

      If you can come out of Arabized, first fight with Mahinda regim to stop importing petrol.

      Second stop exporting human capital to gain income.

      These are the two main ingredients of Arabization. For your information House maids send from Sri Lanka are being trained to understand the arab culture and ask them to be familiar with as a compulsory training at Foreign Employment Bureau.

      Do you really want to avoid Arabize, then no need to go to Australia. Go to Airport and stop all those going for Arab country for employment.

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    Sunil Dahanayake is courageous in fearlessly saying what he feels even though he can be seen to be aligning himself with the likes of Reverend Galaboda Ganasara Thero – which can disturb many people. But, is the delusion of the ‘Arabisation of Sri Lanka’ the result of “a majority with a minority complex”? To be clear headed and rational all of us must strive to break down the walls of racism, hatred and paranoia.

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    They think Australia is like Saudi Arabia!

    Bad luck!

    The 2005 Cronulla Riot against Muslims showed where Australia stands in anti-Muslim riots.

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    Please watch the TV series LEGALLY BROWN by a SL born Muslim lawyer living in Australia.

    Australians love it.

    Muslims may not like it at all.

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    If Gandassara goes to Australia its Abott/Bishop Co sucking up to Rajapakse (Plsss I’ll do anything to stop organized boats)

    Yes Abbott encourage this man and his handler to wreck more havoc and violate HR in SL.Saw a pix of Abbott jogging with Rajapakse son in Colombo.So I’ll jog with you,give you guys anything is policy.

    Recently in Sydney it was reported a woman who made a racial slur on a train was to be charged so it’s amazing this man goes to Aust.

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    “Australia is a democratic, egalitarian society and country” – It all seems that way externally that way, but there is much bottled up anger against the so called “ethnic tribal groups” namely immigrants perhaps Ganasara will teach them how to let it out and set people and businesses alight ( not highlight ). When it comes to that, they would not be able to differentiate among Arab Muslim, Indian Hindu, Sinhala Buddhist etc. as another person put it ‘ It will be sad but true ‘.
    Now that people like Abbott/Scott are in bed with Gota and Reverend Ganasara being the henchmen of Gota, Australia might conveniently forget that Ganasara has attacked Christian Churches as well.
    If anyone with a backbone makes a free speech in SL there is imminent danger that his / hers bones will be crushed.

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    mr Gnanasara is a communal budhhist , he is working against the budhhist religion, srilanka attorney general must take legal against him,

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    BBS=GOTABAYA=CORRUPTED RAJAPAKSHA BROTHERS

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    According to a journalist in Sri lLanka there is a group of three G Jihadees operating in Sri Lanka . 1. Gnanassara 2 Gothabaya and 3 gammanpila.

    I have added two more 1 Mahinda And 2 Champike.

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    BBS = GOTABAYA = CORRUPTED RAJAPAKSHA BROTHERS

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    Buddhism is a very peaceful religion and promote harmony among the other cultures and religions throughout the world.

    If Rajapaksha brothers didn’t start this organisation (So called BBS), then there wouldn’t be any religious riots in any parts of sri lanka at all.

    Money and authouritarian attitudes of Rajapaksha family is trying to play Cat & mouse game between other religions in sri lanka, because they think that it’s cool and making happy to see all other minorities are getting crushed by the Brain washed theras.

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    Hey Sunil Dahanayake moron,

    I am a Sinhalese Buddhist, These BBS terrorists makes me never to step in to temple ever again. Rethink your comment.

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    All the ethnic and religious communities must unite to oppose racism. In Sri Lanka Sinhala-Buddhist extremism is met by Tamil and Muslim extremism fueling racism and subsequent hated actions.

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