9 December, 2019

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The Monk Involved In Harsha Controversy Handed Over To Police By BBS After Being Caught Drunk

The Buddhist Monk who was involved in a controversy created by state media regarding Dr Harsha de Silva resting his arm on the shoulder, was handed over to the police by Bodu Bala Sena, after being caught drunk in a office at Dematagoda with a friend.

The monk has been identified as Kirindiwela Piyaratana and was taken to the BBS headquarters by a group of people. After an interview with him we handed him over to the Kirulapona Police, Chief Executive Officer of the Bodu Bala Sena  Dilanthe Withanage told Colombo Telegraph.

According to Withanage the monk was in the army and a few years ago he resigned from the army and became a monk. His father was killed by the JVP during the 1989 insurrection causing him to take up UNP politics.

Related posts;

 

Full Court Report: BBS Leader Gnanasara Pleaded Guilty To Hit-And-Run And Drunk Driving

‘ITN Attack Is Unfair, But Take It Easy’ – President Phoned Harsha

The Real Scene Video: State Media’s Double Standards For Harsha And Namal

 

The monk at BBS headquarters

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    Sri Lanka is a State in gradual decline. The fact that we have incompetent police who allow mobs to carry out vigilante justice and the BBS serving as a police force is danger signs for any investor or tourist hoping to visit. Stay away for your own good! This nation already resembles Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.

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      Gradual?? This is rapid and sure decline towards an impending doom!

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        You should be comparing current state of Sri Lanka to oil rich Islamic states that had gone through the so-called Arab spring. You should compare mob justice Muslim Brotherhood is offering to Coptic Christians in Egypt now to all that BBS had done.

        Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is a paradise when compared to Muslim Democracies of the Arab spring.

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          Can we please stick to commenting on the news topic instead of relating every article to Islam/Muslims so that you can fulfill your racist urges?

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          I am no Muslim AKA Lester,

          To the puerile mind everything is connected to Muslims. To other decent human beings there is an emerging social problem. The rapid decline of values manifest in the visible breakdown of the discipline among the monks.

          Now I wonder how you can address the issue by bashing Muslims? If the Muslim world is hell, and Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is better than the Muslim world, you would argue that we tolerate the moral decay?

          Good for you. Your views will hasten the decay of Buddhism.

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          May be in Egypt they kill Christians, just like Israelis kill Palestinians, NATO kills Iraqis & Afghanis and Rakhine kill Rohingiya. Does that mean in Sri Lanka we have to kill each other too?

          Sri Lanka is a democratic country whereas some middle eastern countries are not. So, you can’t compare both monarchy and democracy and tend to follow their set of rules. That’s shows your “brilliance”.

          And, Sri Lanka is getting worse than any dictatorship countries in the world. Take the history and look through the countries those are/were under dictatorship. They have done pretty well to their own people. They are wealthy and well developed.

          Concept of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka is “Apita Lamborghini, Umbalata Badagini”. In this democratic country where can you find justice against the power?

          So, this incident also proves that Sri Lanka is loosing democracy.

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          Hey Mate No Muslim,
          If you haven’t done yet, use your money to visit Zimbabwe and couple of Arab countries in ME to see the different before making these foolish comments..
          Again, how was Zimbabwe 50 years back and where was ME before 1960, now Zimbabwe is marching the opposite direction.. I guess compared where ME before 1960, they are still good and has a future..

          Zimbabwe == Siri Lanka in lot of areas… emergency constitutional chnages, bla bla

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        Monks running amok with corrupt politicians is the order of the day!

        Land of the Buddha is about to become the Casino or Asia! Talk about the Miracle of Asia..

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      That is why those who realize must leave SL with dignity than live in indignity.

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        … than live in a dinghy?

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    I was unfortunate enough some time last year to unexpectedly meet a prominent BBS monk/organiser based in the Colombo South area. He waved Muslim census figures at me and told me very boldly that they were done with Christians and were targeting the Muslims next and all throughout his vicious and racist monologue he poured himself drinks from a bottle of alcohol and smoked cigarettes in addition to other illegal substances. After listening to his stories about the Christian churches he personally has led mobs to desecrate, I asked him if he doesn’t feel any fear when carrying out these activities. His response was shocking in the sense that his lack of fear and his impunity did not stem from the wise teachings of the enlightened one but from the “weapon” that he claims to carry around with him. Sigh. The blind shall continue to lead the blind.

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      Jordan Ebert,

      “According to Withanage the monk was in the army and a few years ago he resigned from the army and became a monk. His father was killed by the JVP during the 1989 insurrection causing him to take up UNP politics.”

      Thus particular monk needs counselling. Unfortunately, he is getting his counselling from the BBS monks, all of whom needs counselling to begin with.

      So, we have a situation where the sick go to the sick for therapy- Sri Lanka Buddhist Style. Howevere, the real problem is with the state, refusing to maintain law and order wit these sick “Buddhist” monks.

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        Amarasiri sounds like a man who had a therapy with the religion of peace a short while back. I remember he was campaigning for an Arab spring here just a few years back. Considering what’s happening in the middle east now, one can imagine the aim of these people.

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      I bet it was a day light dream you had old boy.

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      Name and shame him !Jordan ebert. why the secrecy?

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    BODU BALU SENA THUNGS BIKKUS HAVE NO RIGHT TO CATCH HIM AS THEY ARE THE LEADING DRUNKEN BAUDHA KAAVI BILLAS……. SHAME TO ALL BAUDHAYAS IN SRI LANKA…..

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    Wasn’t the main person in robes (I will not call him a priest and insult my religion) who speaks and shouts in an unrefined manner caught for drink driving as well ?? So what are we talking about? Pot calling the kettle black.

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      The butt hailing a ladle’s whack!

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    So the BBS is the religious police are they?
    I recall a prominent member (monk) of the BBS was convicted for drunken driving a few years ago.

    I recently witnessed a buddhist(rather think he was not) monk giving the V sign to a female driver who refused to move her car from a legitimate parking maneuver all because he was in a hurry in a luxury SUV.

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      That was me. You didn’t get it, it was for ‘up your ass’ to you.

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    How callously have those fine Codes of Conduct by the
    Prince of Peace from the Indian soil are prostituted in recent decades by a group of semi-literate ruffians in saffron – only
    because they had the support of the ruling political party.
    While we condemn in the strongest terms these scum from the
    street wearing the robes of Buddhism nowadays, we must pay our
    tribute to those pious Buddhists priests and teachers in the
    earlier centuries who lived spartanly by the teachings of Gauthama, the Buddha. They won the admiration and respect of the people by the way they lived and went about their religious calling.

    Pandaranayagam

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    UNP has become a fag party.

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      Not a fag party. Now it should call as United Gay Party.

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        Look’s like, Man-gala got everyone to join Ranil’s club.

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        You and the ilk are just a curse for the nation. Rallata ahuwenawa easily as it is the case with villagers across the country. Why not you guys cant see it with open eyes. This pictures are just to mud at HARSHA because his voice was very powerful in terms of the CASINO issues. He is one who came with facts and figures. Nothing can go against the truth.

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    What a Joke, the Monk who was fully drunk ,violated all the laws in the country abused the Police in worst gutter language, used derogatory terminology against a minority, gets away with a few hundred rupees fine, and a monk with out the supreme power of the elites is arrested by the very monk & his goons .

    ———– What the hell is happening to ————this country………

    Tomorrow a BBS monk can even get a way with Murder by paying few hundred rupees,

    what a shameful country on earth Sri Lanka has turn to..

    And the Majority’s silence on such issues

    is defensively an endorsement of the injustice ………..

    Yes if I have the opportunity I will pack up &leave ,and wont even let the ashes of my body brought here.

    Hell with all -shameless ,spineless citizens you will pay a bitter prize one day for your silence..it will happen!

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    In Sri Lanka a drunken driver is breaking the law. Is a drunken monk guilty of breaking any law? If he is breaking the vinaya code the matter has to be handled by the Sangha Council not the Police.

    BBS is headed by Gandasara who was charged with drunken driving. He broke the Vinaya Code plus the Law of the Land. He continues to be an unholy monk. BBS also claims to be the religous police to impose Buddhist law on the followers of other faiths. Waht a joke.

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    Yesterday, one of the people commented saying that the “Tripitakaya” does not tell monks to not to participate in politics….But, I wonder whether it says for monks to consume alcohol too!!!

    Monks should be monks….There here to show the public the correct pathway to live in!!! Not to participate in Political campaigns and get drunk!!! These monks are a disgrace to the Buddhism religion !!! Just look at him, looks so fake!!!

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      It is not only drink, the mans’s red lips and teeth show he has been consuming betel which is a mild intoxicant that dulls the mind and is forbidden.
      Drunkenness is nothing new. There is a Jataka story about inebriated monks gathering outside Benares city gates and causing trouble.

      Can you name the last monk who was disrobed? I can’t. Only the full registration and control of monks will end this sort of thing.

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    ” A male in a drunken stupor is likely to make an ass out of himself in front of anyone around. Some activities he may participate in while in the stupor: starting fights, drunken boxing, drunk dialing, drunk texting, flirting, telling everybody he knows that he loves them, stumbling, staggering, stammering, slurring, drunken dancing, and anything else that is obnoxious and unreasonable.” (Urban Dictionary)

    It looks like both Harsha and Kirindiwela Piyaratana were in a drunken stupor.So BBS has finally succeeded in sticking the label on the UNP also. Hope Sangahikaranaya of whatever the Nikaya would intervene.

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    Why didnt Withanage take action against Gnanasara?

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    Monks under the Influence either on substance abuse or politically.

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    LET GOD SAVE SRILANKA LIKE GOD SAVED CHRISTIAN ATTACKS FROM SOMA HAAMUDURUWOO… I LEAVE EVERYTHING IN GOD’S HANDS .GOD IS MIGHTIER THAN WE ARE…HE CAN CHANGE ANYTHING IN SECONDS….GOD POWER

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      Are you talking about Abraham’s ‘One God’ or our gods like ‘saman’? It looks like you are totally confused of the two. You cannot be a follower of Ven Soma.

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        According to common belief, he may have been a King or a provincial ruler (Mahasumana) of Sabaragamuva from the Deva clan, one of the four main clans in ancient Sri Lanka the vanguard of Native Veddah.

        Suvanda Saban Devi pihitai!

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    Harsha must have known that this guy is not a real monk but a “drunk monk” and so placed his hands on the guy’s shoulder. Anyway, what right has BBS to chide him when they themselves have got “drunk monks” in their ranks.

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    Harsha will find the lawyer for this monk

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    The BBS – Boru Bana Senawa… In the news again!!! I wish perverts like them would remove their robes and STOP wasting our tax payers money for their enjoyment and by discrediting ALL religions!!!! I guess they got the good name too BBS – Boru Bana…

    Do the BBS act like monks?? Men of Religion?? No!!! They act worse than how a Sri Lankan acts… Get out BBS liars!!!!!! BBS – Bald Bull Shi….s?????????

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    HOW TO BE FREE FROM EGO (DON’T BE A SPIRITUAL DONKEY !)
    ========================
    Idol of a goddess
    Once a sculptor in a village made a beautiful idol of a goddess and thought of selling it at a good price in the city. So he loaded the idol on his donkey and started towards the city. When he was going through the village, the villagers bowed in front of the idol as it looked like a real goddess. Whichever street he crossed, a crowd would bow in front of the idol.

    Thrilled with the newfound respect
    But a strange thing happened. TheDonkey, which was carrying the idol, thought that he was special and that was the reason why people were bowing to him. He was thrilled with his newfound respect.

    Angry people
    Soon the sculptor returned after selling the idol. While he was crossing the village, the donkey stopped in the middle of the road, expecting a warm welcome. But nobody paid attention to him. The donkey felt insulted and started braying, so much so, that the villagers drove him away.
    ========================================
    The same mistake, what the donkey did, is what most of us do. When we are on the divine path of self – realization, with God’s grace, a glow enters our demeanor and we stand out in the crowd. People respect such persons and often bow in respect. But we should realize that

    people are bowing not to us but to that glimpse of God whom they realize resides within us. So the credit of this respect goes, solely to God, not to us. If we start taking the credit, we cross the thin line of demarcation and enter into an area of false ego, which God dislikes most.

    The basic difference between material and devotional lifestyle is that, in material life the more we progress, the more ego we develop. In a devotional lifestyle, the more we progress, the more ego we shed.
    =========================================

    “Have you seen the one whose has taken his ego as his god? Will you be his trustee?” 25:43

    God does not like the arrogant showoffs” 31:18

    “God does not like arrogant showoffs” 4:36

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    he looks a bit like an innocent sanath jayasuriya…

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    Who the HELL is Dilantha of the BBS to hand over a monk who is drunk? what right does Dilantha or even the BBS have to take pictures of hi and also to hand him over to the police?

    OH well wasn’t Galabodaththe drunk too when he hit Pedestrians at Dematagoda and fled the scene ONLY to be caught and produced in courts? after which he pleaded guilty? So BBS is working in tandom with the current regime and do their scavenging… ummm NO wonder the govt doesnt take an yes ANY action to all the atrocities that were committed by the BBS…

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      [Edited out]

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    wonder who took this monk to the BBS headquarters… IF he was taken by force against his wish… that sums upto kidnapping… Charge the BBS for kidnapping, taking pictures of him, slandering him and assasinating his character….

    HE is a better monk than those of BBS….

    Someone help him find a good lawyer…

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    Pretended monks are making problems everywhere.
    The actul and real believers of Buddha are neither criminal nor cruel only kindful!!!!

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    This clearly shows that that how Rajapakse created BBS has taken Law into their own hands.

    This Rajapakse BBS Badu Balu Sena Jnanasara was the Drunkerd who got caught to poilice last year. What business B

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      Did not you read it today, he says ” I am no dictator”. ?

      This man s become a ridicule to this world today. After and shortly before the CHOGM will open eyes of many on the West.

      I wonder how he and his representatives would respond to CHOGM and Pillay about all these incidents that found no solutions. Common man would dare to express themselves when Interviewers give them a chance.

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        Yes, both Dictator and the Terrorist’s behaviour, execution and actions are same.

        Only the names given are different. This is another Rajuapakse Political revenge “set up” to discredit both UNP and this Monk who supported UNP.

        Where is Balu Sena on Weliweriya Cold Mlooded Massacre…….Very much silent.

        BBS is Rajapakse Dictator’s formed Buddhist Al Queda Terror organization. Both work together.

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    cont…..What business BBS has to accuse another monk. After all many of these yellow robe thugs are Drunkards, Womanizers and roast beef bite eaters. Ratmalana area is crowded with them. Should be other areas too.

    This is another Rajapakse Goon BBS Badu balu Sena taking revenge on this monk who participared for the UNP organized rally. This is purely a political revenge.

    A Sinhala Buddhist Racist, Buddhist Wahabi Terrorist organization in the making.

    Await to hear the new BBS Buddhist Sharia Law in Sri Lanka.

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    Could be a Rajapakse/ BBS Badu Balu Sena “set-up” to trap this monk who participated in the UNP organized rally. A political revenge.

    More Rajapakse / Badu sena combination staged drama to unfold in time to come.

    Miracle of Asia.

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    Cheer up people, the worst is yet to come.

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    We are taking a U turn from the path of peace and prosperity.

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    this is not a matter of government.in every state these things may happen.as citizens of the country we must look at these problems in a rational way.police should catch and should give relevant punishments.have to appreciate the dedication of bbs as well.some people think that this is a problem of political parties(unp).but finally monk has been caught under the influence of liquor.who is correct?

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    ok monk was drunk and its nothing new not only are they drunk they do other things as well like abuse and seduction of people who come to the temple and foolish enough to believe that the monks are superhuman

    but the question here is

    i)is the police in charge of law enforcement in SL or the BBS as they seem to be making vigilante arrests like the taleban over to Leela of Lee Potter scam to defend the BBS

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