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TNA Condemns President’s Act Of Pardoning BBS Gnanasara

“The Tamil National Alliance unequivocally condemns the President’s act of pardoning Ven. Gnanasara Thero by abusing the Constitutional powers vested in the Head of State,” says the TNA Spokesperson M A Sumanthiran.

Gnanasara

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara was jailed by the Court of Appeal for committing the offence of contempt against the Magistrate’s Court of Homagama. The conviction and sentencing happened after the learned Magistrate complained to the Court of Appeal, and after a trial at which he was afforded every opportunity to defend himself. His appeal to the Supreme Court was later dismissed.

Issuing a statement today the TNA said; “This was the one instance when the Thero was dealt with under the law when his conduct in instigating violence against the non-Buddhist citizens of the country never drew any action against him by the law enforcement agencies.

“Sri Lanka now faces the challenge of containing racial and religious bigotry if the country is to move forward with all citizens being treated as equals. In addressing this challenge the government must scrupulously deal with all hate-mongers, whichever ethnic or religious group they belong to. When the call of the hour was to be severe on all purveyors of hate equally, the President’s act of showing extreme leniency to a Buddhist monk sends a very wrong message to the country. The message is that it is acceptable for violence to be instigated against the minorities, but that even innocuous acts that the majority community feels uncomfortable about will be dealt with severely. This is to take Majoritarianism to yet another level.

“We call upon all right-thinking people to unreservedly condemn this act of the President and work towards reversing this dangerous trend.”

The Commissioner General of Prisons a short while ago told media that he received the order by President Maithripala Sirisena to release Gnanasara.

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  • 6
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    Why bother of this “Pardoning”? In my village, when someone acts beyond all norms, they say “Yanna Kittuwata Kiyana Gee”. (When the Downfall is closer, he/she normally SINGS & DANCES) Mind you, these village saying have always proved beyond any doubts.

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      Douglas,
      you may be right.
      I think Prez Sirisena does not even know that he is sitting on his head (while wearing his sarong).
      So, he cant do any right thing … people would be happy to see the bugger being heading to his 6-feet under location.
      260 of innocient prayers had to pay with their lives, curse to ballige putha SIRISENA.
      500 of innocient prayer got injurged leaving their familiies in sorrow for ever… curse to ballige putha sirisena
      No matter all these were still hovering in colombo air, ballige putha sirisena celebrated his son s wedding as if the bugger is made out of stones… ha hah.. see that said everything about the ballige putha s real colours.
      All in all, if he would have been assasinated in today s context, not many would ever shed a tear drop I think…. people are so fed of SIRISENA ballige putha whose abusive politics almost created all anxities.

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    If you want to invest in Srilanka,
    THINK TWICE, if you have invested your hard earned money, get it out ASAP

    • 7
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      And how much have you invested mate (not in SL, just anywhere)?

      Let me guess. You havent got two cents to rub have you?

      Get a job before even consider investing loser!

      LMAO

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        Lest we forget ……… good ol’ Ganasara was sentenced for threatening a woman inside the chamber of a Lankan court of law. And for nothing else. He is a common criminal.

        This is one of the most shameful acts in the nation’s history …………. and takes pride of place in a sea of other shameful acts.

        Enough said ………… is there any hope for Lanka?

    • 31
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      How many of the samanera have been molested by Ghanasara ?
      :
      Those who know it well, please reveal.
      Today they have all forgotten almost everything that this aggressive mad dog has done to this nation.
      With police gaping at the incidents, Ghanasara led groups vanalized muslim institutions as if we as SINHALAYA are kept above the law. I have never respected this ballige putha monk, just because his acts and verbal expressions almost hurt minority folks in this country.
      People should not underestimate the acts of this abusive monk. He is no second to WIRATHU.

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        babanpunchi – “How many of the samanera have been molested by Ghanasara?” BTW how many samaneri’s has Venereal Gandasara screwed/molested?

    • 27
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      I agree. With stupid, racists, and criminals running the country, your money is safer elsewhere.

    • 6
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      Dear TNA Spokesperson M A Sumanthiran,

      “The Tamil National Alliance unequivocally condemns the President’s act of pardoning Ven. Gnanasara Thero by abusing the Constitutional powers vested in the Head of State,” says the TNA Spokesperson M A Sumanthiran.

      Sirisena, is a wolf in a sheep’s clothing.

      Sirisena is a Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist” following Para-Sinhala Buddhism.

      Ganasara, is also a Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist” following Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhism, and a Monk in that Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhism ideology.

      Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhism ideology was in the forefront of attacking Tamils in 1958. 1977, 1984, and the Christians and Muslims in 2012, 204, 2017 and 2019.

      Sirisena is a Traitor, Sevalaya(sleaze) and Mala -Perthaya.(living off the dead).

      Remember the Oct 26th Constitutional coup?

      Why not impeach Sirisena? Already 300 people are dead.

  • 28
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    250+ murdered 500+ injured tourist industry decimated – Gnanasara released – he comes out and say …I told you so

    is this a mission that went out of control!

    • 24
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      The problem with this saffron robed thug is he spread hate, urged the haters to turn against innocent Muslims, and it resulted in attacks on homes, Mosques, Churches, businesses, and Muslims being killed.

      If Gnanasara wants to turn the mobs against ISIS he should do that, and differentiate the terrorists from harmless human beings. Maybe those brainless mobs can fight them and leave other Sri Lankan alone.

    • 25
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      Rajash – President GONsena has pardoned Venereal Gandasara so that the bastard can drink, rob, loot, rape, murder etc. Instead of having this Venereal scumbag hung by the scruff of his neck, GONsena visits the womaniser in prison and then gives him a pardon! Hail GOTLER!

      • 7
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        Dear Mike,
        BP ( B*** putha) Ghanasra will make lanka a hell next days. This release was aimed at vote gains. If UPSIDE down standing President would do anything for his own advantage. And he will give a damn if any other disaster would have been case.
        .
        There will be no excuse that these key players of sinhala extremism will do everything to create and another war. Suppression of muslims will pave way them to chose their options. So were the case with LTTErs then.

        There is a saying in vernacular “ලිහල බලපු මල්ල ඔබල බලන්ඩ ඕන ද ?” do we need to recheck the bag by touching again ?

        I think we need to beg lanken MEDIA INSTITUTIONs to take the side of the PEOPLE in this country. Not to spread any lies ONLY in favour of former HIGH criminals.
        Yestreday, DIWAYINA paper, published a statement that a muslim doctors practices may have deliberately harmed over 7000 patients. The very same media should clear the nation, all about the accusations: The kind of statements would never be allowed in any country in Europe, EVEN media institutions would be punished accordingly, since the harm would nodoubt lead to communal disharmony…. to an unestimable manner.

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          If UPSIDE down standing President would do anything for his own advantage; it is only for his own gains.. And he will NOT give a damn if any other disaster would have been case.

  • 26
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    another reason why i say we should abolish this presidency.

  • 21
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    It’s time to pull out all you’re investments from Sri Lanka.

    Idiots and racists are running the country!

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    Forget about Gnanasara thero. TNA should condemn first the Sinhala Buddhist government officials for the demolition of pillaiyar temple nearer to Kinniya hot springs yesterday and prevent their attempts to build a Buddhist vihara therein. This should be TNA’s top priority. Will they do it ?

    • 6
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      Peacelover – the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist of UNP/SLFP/SLPP/JVP you name it are all the same clan….they create a diversion to execute their ultimate agenda.

      the agenda is to eradicate Tamil Culture…..

      they think they can handle ISIS and China….

      they are in for a shock ….they wont be alive….but worse its the young kids of Sri Lanka who are going to be without a citizenship…

  • 11
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    It’s well planned and ideally suited to escalate the situation.
    ..
    Hopefully the good people in Sri Lanka will not keep their views to themselves, and call themselves gentleman.
    ..
    The slightest unrest the government will declare emergency and bring the US troops in.
    ..
    This way no election for long while these rascals will be on the top.
    ..
    Don’t create another Syria or Libya in our mother Lanka.

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    • 4
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      BBS, ISIS, any other extremist group who wants to have a go
      Is it the same model that is being used to further US interests?

      • 3
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        Christian countries are no longer Christian. All they use the bible is to swear the oaths.
        ..
        Every day due to the actions of war mongrels, 300 or more Christians die around the world.
        ..
        The issue is not with the religions but in the business and politics. 13 people can easily kill 300.
        ..
        Hence majority means nothing unless the good people stand up in each and every religion.
        ..
        War require weapons and weapons require people. All these could be bought by money and Ideology.

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  • 22
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    Where is the LAW & ORDER in this country??????
    Sirisena has completely destroyed everything in this paradise.

    The VERDICT has been denigrated and disparaged by stupid Sirisena.

    If HEAD OF STATE does like this what will happen to our country and where this country is heading to????

    These men are hungry for POWER. Mahinda, Ranil, Sirisena and all those who are assembling in Parliament are power hungry people.

    Wise people must deeply and clearly understand this attitude and situation and change this system for the betterment of our future generation.

    • 4
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      Not just power hungry.
      They are ready to sell the country and everyone in it, to cling on to power.
      No limit to how low they can go.
      These are not leaders. They are less than worms swimming in shit.

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  • 6
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    Mr.President doing everything what lot of people are requesting nowadays…and then I just remembered, elections are coming :D

  • 2
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    This is coming from a group who publicly stated terrorist murderers LTTE as the “sole representative” of Tamil people………LOL. Nothing further to say.

    • 1
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      Hela the Kallathonie Descendant

      “This is coming from a group who publicly stated terrorist murderers LTTE as the “sole representative” of Tamil people”

      Haven’t you heard that it is about survival of the fittest?
      survival of the fittest

      The continued existence of organisms which are best adapted to their environment, with the extinction of others, as a concept in the Darwinian theory of evolution.

      What did they teach you at school.
      Did they teach you how to gloat being strong and extinct like Dinosaurs?

  • 3
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    Tamil prisoners are held without even being brought before the law courts for a long duration of time.
    The Sinhala rebels have been pardoned and set free.
    This racist terrorist of a sad human beast whose rightful place is a VIP status with the devils.
    Even that is too good for this mongrel.of a parasite.
    As to hr ungrateful president he has developed amnesia and bitten the hands that brought him to sit on the right royal commode.
    Prior to this, he was nothing but a squatter.
    At the next poll, if he contests he should be given the RIGHT ROYAL BOOT

  • 3
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    Who let the Dog out??

  • 2
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    Heard that Brandix is considering shifting their total operation to Vietnam. If true, will be a serious blow to employment and investor confidence in the country. It will trigger a lot of investor pull outs . Thanks to the power hungry leadership of Sirisena and Ranil. Also what are the big corporates like Hayleys, John Keells doing?? They surely have some influence on the politicians…. A sad state of affairs.

  • 5
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    This man Sumanthiram one time backer of the LTTE terror outfit, finds every opportunity make racially based attacks on the government and the Sri Lankan state. When the radical Muslim extremists attacked the Christians he went on to say that such attacks took place due to not addressing minority ‘grievances ‘!. In reality what happened was a minority group – Muslim extremists – attacking another minority group, the Christian. What a racist and illogical accusation!! Now coming to Ghanasara Thera- . He was given a very harsh punishment of 19 years for the charge of contempt of Court, which is by any standard unfair. That is why he was released after serving a period of time of the sentence passed on him. Justice has not been meted out in similar manner to others for contempt of Court. One minister of a minority community threatened a judge, but no action was taken, not even an apology from this minister.
    This Thera on many occasions pointed out the danger posed by Muslim extremists, but that was misinterpreted as arousing communal disharmony. But now he has be proven correct.
    The TNA is working on a racist agenda and does not want reconciliation between communities. If there is reconciliation, their racist agenda is defeated. That is why they hamper reconciliation efforts by the government.

  • 4
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    Abraham didn’t go to Kochkade on Easter Sunday…
    But at least he went somewhere else for Easter Mass unlike the UNP Mps and Ministers who abstained from praying in Church during the whole Holy Easter Weekend..

    Abraham didn’t say much about anything else , except putting the blame for Kochkade entirely on the TNA not getting their Self Ruling Tamil Homeland in Jaffna..

    Now Abraham is not happy that Vn says Gnnasara is a free man..
    Abraham probably think Gnnasara should serve the full sentence which is 19 years although the Good Learned Judges of our Yahapalana courts gave him only 6 years.

    BTW , I felt sorry for Gannaissara thero.
    He is a totally broken man, sorry monk now.

    All he said was that he is going to do Meditation and Sassana work only ,as he is tired after getting abused and threatened for full five years until the Ibrhaims Suicide Bombed Kochikade..

    Gnnassara Thero didn’t show any anger towards anyone even Dr Ranil’s UNP Police who spent thousands of hours, interrogating Ven Gnnaissara ,

    Thero didn’t mention even one politician who harassed him and threatened him..-
    Wonder where the TNA boss Sampathar is nowadays?…

    • 1
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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Immediately after the election results were out in 2015 you thrashed the saffron glad thug for losing the elections for Dr Mahinada.
      Now what are you moaning about?
      You are non stop complainer.
      When did you become best buddy with the saffron clad thug?

  • 5
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    This is the appropriate answer to the question raised by Dr.N M Perera w.hat will happen if a mad man becomes the President.

  • 4
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    This saffron robed thug’s mother who appeared on TV should be ashamed of her for delivering a madman like Gnanasara. She never gave a thought to the fact that it was another mother whose husband had been obviously killed by Jarapaksas, that was abused by her god forsaken son in a court premises I am also ashamed of the saffron brigade. I have stopped worshiping them, do not go to any temple, do not give alms and do not take part all such activities. I have even written in.my last will the Pansakoola should not be given at my death. We condemn all including Aiyo Sirisena for this dastardly act.

  • 1
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    The problems Sri Lanka is facing right from the start is due to confusing National Identity with Ethnic Identity.

    For this ALL are responsible. Meaning ALL ethnic groups.

    Even if the Sinhala people are to FORGET their ethnicity, will the Tamils , Muslim, Burghers forget their ethnic identity ? …and the religious identities of minority groups. So an [ethnic x religious(world view) ] matrix exists in Sri Lanka among it’s Sri Lankans.

    We have given Sinhala politicans the task of representing the Ethnic Identity as well as the National Identity (Sri Lankan / Ceylonese) . This National Identity is the noun that the state institutions use to identify and call these objects : Sri Lankans… Do people in Sri Lanka live Sri Lankan ethnic lives NO they DO NOT. BECAUSE , there is NO ETHNIC GROUPS called Sri Lankan.

    They live : Sinhala-Buddhist / Sinhala -Christian / Tamil speaking Muslim / Tamil Hindu / Tamil Christian / Eurasian / Veddah lives…….

    In this mixture ALL that unify us realistically would be LAWS and Procedures that we collectively come to agree on. And since the mechanisms that we use to enact LAWS and REGULATIONS are FLAWED there is no unanimous agreement even on that….So where to from here…..

    We have to recognise HOW and WHAT lives these Sri Lankans live. and agree on a common framework that is agreeable to ALL. and from there we can move forward.

    You will undoubtedly have to deal with ETHNIC IDENTITES in negotiations otherwise this will NOT work….

    If you say we all ALL Sri Lankans blah blah blah,,,,,,this can not be solved from that position…this is the root of the problem…..have to get over it…….

  • 1
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    Appa Sira’s Vesak gift to the Sinhala Bauda State.

    Sadu Sadu Sadu

  • 1
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    Sri Lanka is not democratic enough to have executive presidency. The current President is making a mockery of the whole parliamentary system. He is Mugabe of South East Asia and absolute despot of the parliamentary system. Sri Lankan need to ask themselves, what has this despot has achieved over the years except to destabilise the system.

  • 1
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    next he might pardon makundara madush snce has conveniently forgotten his anti drug campaign
    a man like no other a miracle of asia

  • 3
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    This is pretty obviously the last nail in the coffin for Sri LANKA. The President has performed his damndest trick on the Country for all the humiliation and ridicule that he had been subjected to. He has kicked back at the UNP, Ranil, the Govt, the Country, the minorities, Mahinda Rajapakse, the SLPP, et al. This is the dying act of a defeated, defiant, arrogant megalomaniac who has let loose satan’s chief agent to wreak havoc on all those people who had the audacity to treat him with callous regard in his efforts to “govern the country” . God help our Land and our people !

  • 2
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    I think the reason for the President to pardon the thero is due to the upcoming presidential elections. Keeping him in prison would have increased his popularity and he could have very easily manipulated the outcome of the elections. This is another method being evolved by the President to contest and win the elections at any cost. The President, please do not underestimate him. If one follows his words and actions closely would know what a canny person he is. RW; MR; GR have a lot to learn from him.

  • 1
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    There is no difference between mad dog Sirisena and Mad dog Gnanasara Thero. It is we the people
    of our beautiful country that are suffering. Don”t forget Gnanasara is a creation of the Rajapaksas particularly Gotabaya.

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    buddhist terrorist. aluthgama killer. another war?

  • 1
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    Folks this clergy shouldn’t be charged in the first place,what a waste of time and money.
    Someone suggested here he may be our future prez,or my view he take the charge of Maha Sangha.
    Shouldn’t be Socialist Republic it should be Sinhala Buddhist State.
    Law should be down graded for foremost religious people and the cleragies should get equal rights as exe prez.

  • 3
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    Well the plan of king jolisena was not to just pardon thero. His intension is to pardon kudu silva and then get his brothers media network support at next election. so this is just the first step !

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