23 September, 2020

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Tense Situation Expected As BBS Hardliners Rally In Kandy Tomorrow

courtesy Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

A tense situation is expected as a gathering of Sinhala Buddhist extremists are expected in Kandy tomorrow, led by ultra nationalist Bodu Bala Sena Galagoda Atte Gnanasara and his monk brigade. In fear of violence, all Muslim owned shops in the city are to remain closed and travel to the city is expected to be limited by the Muslims.

Gnanasara

BBS Gnanasara told at a presser in Colombo that they will make a decisive announcement that will ‘impact the future’ of Sri Lanka at the Kandy rally. They are to announce which faction they will support at the upcoming election.

It was after a similar rally in by the BBS in Aluthgama, that an anti-Muslim riot erupted in 2014 resulting in four deaths.

The 2018 anti-Muslim riots in Digana was also instigated by the BBS inspired Mahason Balakaya led by Amith Weerasinghe. Weerasinghe had told media recently that he is planning to enter politics.

With a marked increase in anti-Muslim vitriole , it is puzzling as to why the law enforcement has not taken any move to suspend the rally that has struck fear into the Muslim community in the area.

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  • 16
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    ‘No more race or religion oriented parties’ – National Elections Commission today.
    Does that mean no more TNA, BBS, SLMC?

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      Venn,
      Why do you want to get rid of political parties; why don’t you want to get rid of country which is religion and language oriented.

      First get rid of the country which “Sinhala Only” and “Buddhism Only”.

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        BBS is a cowardly bunch and part of the US project to weaponize Buddhism and Islam in Sri Lanka, cause conflict and send in US forces to set up a military base.. BBS should be protesting outside the American US embassy against the US Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the Saudi Embasssy which masterminded the Easter Carnage and not in Kandy
        USA has been weaponizing Buddhism and that is why Alina Teblitz went to visit the Mahanayake to sell SOFA and MCC agreements to turn Lanka into a US colony. USA also weaponized Islam with its buddy Saudi to prevent the rise of Asia now as it did during the Cold War .
        BBS set us by US citizen Gota to weaponized Buddhism is a US project. and BBS should first educate itself and read the book
        Cold War monks: Buddhism and America’s Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia.
        BBS was set up by USA just as Jamat Islam was set up and funded by its partner Saudi to destabilize Sri lanka and set up bases in Trincomalee to fight the COld war on China and Asia rising.

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          What Jadon saying may be true. CIA is well known for supporting the both sides. They ask Zaharan to blow up and they ask Gota/BBS to beat muslims.

      • 1
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        Mallaiyuran, I just asked a question, I didn’t state any opinion did I?

      • 1
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        With regards to Race oriented political parties, the most racist and fascist in nature are the two mainstream political parties that the Sinhala Govigama Mafia ruling elites led political entities. The UNP and SLFP may sound non race based titles , but it is these two parties that are running the racist elements found within the country that goes about unleashing violence on the Tax Payers. The country’s 100 years history shows how methodically they impose their RACIST ideology on the population by hising behind Buddhism, Democracy and constitution.

      • 1
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        We the CT readership are well aware of the fact, that Egle AKA Mahindapala the old man from Australia would never see it right, since he does not want to see it. This old man like some others will have to shed the last breath being that hateful to TAMILs and Muslims in this country. They should have some genes that would not express for us the tolerable sinhalaya. I am very ashamed, to read from him own and on, I fully agree with Mr Amarasiri, also considering his knowledge on geneological and gentic Research, the way he keeps trying to make the CT and other readers aware on the subject.
        This BP Mahinda Pala would never see it or any other souls ahead of him, after him beoming a fly of Rajaakshes extrementa-pit.

    • 5
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      Rajapaksas and everyone joining their SLPP have lost the votes of Muslims, Hindus and Christians by this display exposing their Hitlers Nazi like ideology to turn Sri Lanka into a Sinhala Buddhist only nation…

      Pure greed for power even at the cost of distorting and destroying Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

      Time the Sinhalese stand up against this evil.

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        Time the Sinhalese (REAL AND TRUE BUDDHIST) stand up against this evil. OR PERISH !
        Colombo Man

    • 6
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      They mean just the words – Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian or Muslim. Not UNP, SLPP, SLFP, JVP etc. Tokenism is what prevails with such parties. The substance of the political parties is what matters.

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        N.Ethirveerasingam

        “The substance of the political parties is what matters.”

        Therefore when decisions are being made, the Election Commissioner should consider lifting the veil, looking at their past thoughts, words and actions, including their rhetorics for public consumption.

        Not a single party will survive if subjected to rigorous and honest scrutiny is carried out.

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      Venn

      “‘No more race or religion oriented parties’ – National Elections Commission today.”

      Why don’t we ban all political oriented parties?

    • 1
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      This man in robes always tells something but doing the other way around.
      He was a product of Gotabaya the most abusive and aggressive in that wicked Rajaakshes family, but today, the media paint the picture in favour of Gota only. I think, we dont need to promote the kind of right wing radicalists the way these media have been doing. Germany s AFD, a party of minority right radicalists would not be given the support by TV channels, if done so, they would have to loose their licenses going by the law prevailing in the country.
      Why on earth we cant introduce such laws to lanken media department so that Hiru and Deran TV channels would become their nemesises sooner than later.
      Derana s Dilp jayaweera should be brought before the courts and be questioned again, how he has been dealing with indian FILM companies. No filter systems but indian teledrama and films to be telecasted on his channels has become a threat to the nuture of lanken youth today. Not many seem to be shining a voice on the topic since Derana TV is now recognized as one of the core voices of Rajaakshes family apart from that Drug Channel Hiru TV and its rise is clear to everyone, through th edrug dealings.

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      Venn,

      SLFP is a Race and Sinhala Buddhist Oriented Party. They made Para-Sinhala the official Language in 1956, and gave Para-Sinhala Buddhism, state protection in the constitution in 1972.

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    Is there a difference between fanatical Muslim jihadists & BBS? When the Asgiriya head honcho condoned stoning of Muslims, the thugs in robes are no better, even though, so far, the words have not turned to action.

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      BBS, Jihadists and Paras,

      They are ignoring their asses being set on fire by a new set of Paras and Traitors.

      http://www.sundaytimes.lk/190707/columns/inside-story-of-how-sri-lanka-fell-into-the-acsa-sofa-trap-357287.html

      A Land like no other where idiots, Para idiots go berserk, while a new set of Paras are waiting in the wings to light a fire under their butt.

    • 3
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      Asgriya head did NOT condone stoning. Listen to what he said and not what has been reported.

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        Bandara

        “Asgriya head did NOT condone stoning.”

        Then what exactly did he say?
        Did he say let us elect a dictator and gas those oppose to him later?

      • 2
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        Bandara

        “Asgriya head did NOT condone stoning.”

        Then what exactly did he say?
        Did he say let us elect a dictator and gas those who oppose him later?

      • 1
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        Bandara,

        Do you prostrate to Asgiriya Monk and other monks, believing that they are reincarnation of Buddha? If you are a sucker. Do you make offerings to a canine tooth as well at the Temple of the Tooth? Can you get the canine tooth carbon dated?

        Buddha asked not to believe in anything unless there is evidence and support.

  • 4
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    @Venn
    that is the best news , yes they have no choice , they must change

    thank God

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    It seems The Kandy rally was called off .
    what we need is not rally but interfaith dialogues , I sincerely hope the BBS will consider a change and promote peace and unity.
    There are headline movements who have changed and are today become more sober like the JHU.
    let us hope for change

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      Fahim Knight {“….become more sober like JHU”}
      Sober?? JHU sip whisky from a selected Scottish brewery delivered once a week. They do not touch the local ethanol stuff or smuggled scotch.
      This does not make JHU sober.

  • 0
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    @pillai be in small quantities 🤔

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    During LTTE terrorism, Demala Christian clergy openly supported terrorists. According to a friend of mine, Kochchikade church was sealed by JR Jayawardene for stockpiling arms and explosives of LTTE.
    After the recent terrorist attack, Muslim clergy were exposed for stockpiling arms, explosives and swords in Mosques. Swords were meant for cutting grass but arms and explosives?

  • 2
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    CT any news on.the Kandy rally ???
    nothing on.local.news , only just talk based on hearsay(not RELIABLE) that there were 10,000 Monks from all.over the Island and Ven.Gnanasiri himi suppose to have said he won’t have any dialogue with the Sunni Islamiic main.stream Tradtional organization ACJU..and other rumours which I wish not to mention as no evidence of any of his speech is available even.on.TVs
    any news from.CT with videos will.be highly appreciated
    Thank you
    best regards

    • 3
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      I’ve also been looking for news. Somewhere on CT earlier someone posted that the rally had been called off but gave no details or source.
      .

      • 1
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        Manel@There is no other option, BP Ghanasara should send back to where he really belongs.
        I have no sympathy towards him. The kind of men being hidden in Robes would do anything to become cocky in ths society. So long lanken grass eaters would never change their thinking patterns (shifting paradigm) nothing will palpably work on this line.

    • 1
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      Hello Fahim Knight. The speech is available here. It is towards the end.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdZLsWt-jWI

      • 0
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        @Venn,
        Thank you somuch .

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          Fahim, @Venn really. Many thanks for putting it on.
          .
          The video is 205 minutes. I don’t see myself listening to all that.
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          Manel, at first sight, it looks as though Gnanasara has succeeded – which means ruin for the country. Let us curse My3 for releasing this animal. There already are 320 comments – and growing. You won’t understand any of them. None in English, but then that’s all right.
          .
          Clearly, we English speakers are also helping to dig the grave to bury in it all that is valuable in Sr Lanka. We apportion too great a place to English. To these comments, there’s no point adding anything in English. All comments appear to be either in Sinhala script or English script is used for Sinhala transliterations. That again is for a reason that most Sinhalese resent. English is so dominant that our computers are not geared to writing Sinhala script. It is important that others understand that there is that bit of justification. The disappearance of Sinhala may be inevitable – but contributing to it is the embedding of English words when using Sinhala. Do you understand what I mean?
          .
          Contrast with the responses here:
          .
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spBXxT5dVf0
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          Nothing is easier than rabble-rousing using racism.
          .
          331 comments now!

  • 1
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    @Venn.
    Its censored version , according to some its only 5% of his speech

    its clear there is a total
    media blackout including Hiru

    its unfortunate to see freedom of media losing grounds.

    Fake news should be not just blocked , it should be sued ,but a live rally that concerns all citizens must be given full coverage and freedom of access to.all.citizens
    very disappointing .

  • 2
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    I am glad Gnanasaara and his violent mob including Amith Weerasinghe, Iraj Weerarathne have been banned in Facebook. Same should be done by Youtube, OK cupid and Instagram.

  • 2
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    The most unfortunate situation is Ven
    Ghanasera is time to time varying on his stance on the Muslim Community based on information dished out to him by various muslim factions who are in conflict with each other .
    What the Ven
    Monk must understand is that as soon as the Holy Prophet passed away according to reports accepted by all factions of Muslims ,The politicization of Islam began, with it followed wars and what we see today is only the continuation of Political Islam and the majority of the Muslims are victims , but the tragic part is almost none understand it and are caught up within each camp.
    And based on what The Ven.Monk was stating about Sufi Islam , it is not a School of thought or a liberal sect , Sufism is older than Islam.and it became only an extension of Islam , Sufism is a path and approach to an inner journey which can be practiced by any Muslim or anyone from any walk of life like Yoga. .
    I really dont know what the locals really define by Sufi Islam , most of the Local sufi Islam not only conflicts with Islam.and other religions it contradicts the very spirit of Sufism .
    The Islamic Teroror issue is nothing new , it started with the adoption of politics to Spiritual Islam; which began with the first Caliph and then the Rebellion started with the murder of Usman and finally they ones responsible became so blood thirsty they abandoned their very leader who is a direct descendent of the prophet & finally murdered him while he was praying, they were known as Islamic Khawarijs meaning Islamic rebels, today its been phrased in english as Islamic Terororist , well no need to be offended, any group.who terrorise innocent people using a brand name not just Islam but anyone, they have to be referred as Terororists attaching their brand name

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    Today to be honest there are only three camps of Islam no.matter what label they wear,
    1) Political Islam

    2) Nepotism Islam

    3)Commercial superstious Islam.

    There are few progressive fronts but hard to be certain if there aren’t some groups using them for their agendas
    Orignal Islam changed completely with the demise of The Holy Prophet .
    So we need not to force change any groups that exist , but monitor them.to.make sure they don’t become a threat .
    banning their rights of Attire , rules for their members and food Could be very detrimental .

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    Evil Eagle,

    You are so abusive as nothing can get you reverse:
    We perfectly know EVEN if Sinhalayas are being told that we all came from India, we should be the MAJORITY of this land. I think also considering genealogical research carried out on SLanken ethinicities, Mr Amarasiri is very right saying that we the sinhalayas are equally ” para” as tamils and other men later or earlier migrated into the country.
    We are more influenced by the myths being narrated to us than any other truths.
    I think we should not put our race above the altar and worship our Rajapakshe BPs calling themselves as the ones who liberated this country from Ltte terror. Theyare just part of the forces that did, but for that only we the nation elected leaders one behind the others. They should not take any kind of political successess to promote their kind of rascals control culture in this country. Obama also did good thing in Health sector, so does Dr Merkel in many areas yet today, but people would not OVER estimate them as OUR grass eaters dominated SRILNAKA would do.

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    Bloody idiots in saffron will destroy Sri Lanka. These idiots want to be the mullahs of Sri Lanka. These thugs are free to break the law just because these idiots wear a bit saffron. Time to sort this primitive ideology. Biggest threat to Sri Lanka comes from this lot.

  • 0
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    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2308365402733767&id=100006809899447
    Monk “Bhikkhu” CANNOT INVOLVE POLITIC & COMMERCIAL “Businesses”, because the LEAD the Country MORAL Inner MERITS & OUTER MERITS “Material Economy” DOWN FALL buy Theirs FAKE by MONKEY MIND…
    Please Request the HOLY SANGHA & Government ORDER to DISROBE that Kind of Monkey that is HOLY ACT & bring GREAT MERITS to the Country when We PROTECT HOLY SANGHA IMAGES.
    Please share the Link.

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