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UNP Minister Jayawickrama Perera Colludes With Sirisena On Securing Release BBS Gnanasara

courtesy Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

UNP Senior Parliamentarian and Buddha Sasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera had confirmed to the Mahanayakes that he would discuss with President Maithripala Sirisena on seeking a Presidential pardon for the convicted Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara.

Gnanasara

Perera said he had received letters from Ramanna Nikaya, Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kotte Sri Kalayani Samagi Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha, Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siam Nikaya, and the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter of the Siam Nikaya for the release of the controversial monk.

Gnanasara, the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena organization is convicted of contempt of court, as he threatened missing person Prageeth Ekneligoda‘s wife, Sandhya Ekneligoda, within the Homagama Magistrate’s Court premises. He is also facing several other court cases on different charges.

It is widely believed that Sirisena will grant Ganasara Presidential pardon on February 04. Jayawickrama Perera told the media he would discuss the possibility of the monk’s release after the President’s return from Singapore.

Jayawickrama Perera is the UNP MP to openly support the release of the Buddhist monk who is directly involved in instigating communal violence in Sri Lanka which has destroyed the lives of properties of many Muslims in several parts of the country.

“Jayawickrama Perera’s explicit support for Ganansara Thera is alarming. Although President Sirisena wants to release Ganansara Thera, he treads carefully on the matter as he is worried about the reaction of minorities. Jayawickrama Perera’s erratic behaviour gives Sirisena the opportunity to state that even the UNP supported Ganasara Thera’s release. It positions the UNP in a negative light from the standpoint of minorities,” a senior UNP Parliamentarian explained.

SLFP National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake has already requested President Sirisena to release Gnanasara. Dissanayake told the media last week he was confident that the President would release Gnnasara on February 04.

Sirisena has also held a round of discussions with BBS Buddhist monks on Ganansara’s release. The President has reportedly promised them that Gnasara Thera will be granted Presidential pardon “after receiving legal advice.”

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    If Sira grants Gnanasara Thero a presidential pardon on 4th February, he will earn the eternal enmity of the minorities!

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      Goviya

      “If Sira grants Gnanasara Thero a presidential pardon on 4th February, he will earn the eternal enmity of the minorities!”

      Instead they should put the blame on Karma for rapidly dragging the country to bottom by each of the government since 1948.

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        The book “Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America’s Secret Strategy in South East Asia|, published by Yale University press in 2017 holds the key to explaining what is going on today in Sri Lanka with Buddhist identity politics and violence against minorities.
        The US ambassador visits Buddhist monks these days and Buddhism is being weaponized by played by Trumpland’s Asia Foundation and Peace Corps, who use ethnic and religious identity politics to distract the people from US plans to set up bases in Sri Lanka with the help of their puppet Bondscam Ranil who should be impeached for Looting the CBSL, in Trump’s Cold War against China in the Indian Ocean.
        Sri Lanka will soon be like Venezuvela, where Trumpland is playing havoc. Or like Syria.
        These are dangerous times.

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          Dear Don Stanley, Thank you for the very very interesting news about a book being written on the subject of Buddhism’s Militancy and the expose’ of the backers of Buddhist terrorism around the South Asian region where the governments use RACIST PROXY GROUPS to implement the US/Zionist contract in imposing violence against their local Muslim populations. Like what we are seeing in Sri Lanka these days and which is going on for the last 3-4 years span. The Sirisena criminal is employing the scums like Duminda Dissanayake and the Gamini Jayawikrama Perera publicly by hiding the GOVIGAMA MAFIA RULING FAMILIES and the GOVI POLITICAL LEADERS who are backing the Racism against the Muslims including the entirety of the Buddhist Religious orders with its MahaNayake theros. The Mawanella scenes and the frequently catching of fire of Muslims shops and buildings is a clear sign that the GOVI MAFIA has begun their hunt on behalf of the Zionist US/ISraeli project that is designed to target PAKISTAN in the ultimate battle of this EVIL COLD WAR which is being played now. The Upali Newspapers/Wijeya Publication must be on the propaganda hype writing and publishing article against the Muslims once again with full gear in one hand and on the other hand promoting MAHINDA and GOTA to take over the reign of the state where they will have a freehand to do what they like according to the CIA/Mossad/RAW combined plans afoot already.

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      “If Sira grants Gnanasara Thero a presidential pardon”

      The heat should be turned up now before the deed is done ………. only hope is the JVP and as usual the minorities ……. why are they silent? Are they afraid of the wrath of the “Buddhists?”

      The heat must be turned on now before the deed is done. Where is the justice for the widow who was threatened? Do only monks get compassion? Do only monks have rights in this pseudo-Buddhist shithole where only freeloading pols and monks want to live …………. and all the plebs will die to catch the next boat out?

      Don’t expect Ranil or the UNP to stir up a protest ……. the slimy gutless AH Ranil is eating wedding cake with the Rajapakses.

      Just about had enough ……… should line all these parasites against a wall and shoot them ……. exterminate like vermin.

      Native Vedda, where are you when we need you most?

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        nimal fernando

        Now you know why we need to liberate Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhism and Sinhalese from Sinhala/Buddhists.

        Hang in there, we will do it in the fullness of time.

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          Somebody said cut his cheeks fromear to ear

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      Goviya ,
      Getting old is a natural process whether you learn about it or not
      but learning about life while growing up is another process that costs
      not only time and money but also DNA . Sirisena has loudly displayed
      more than enough what he’s capable of and as far as minority is
      concerned it is also loudly clear that they know they are failing
      as a community in the country facing much harder times ahead.
      As for the case of president pardon of Gnanasara , firstly he’s in
      prison not because of the minority but Buddhists ! Secondly more
      hateful things are to take place in the paradise on the days ahead .
      If I am right , within a month time Sirisena is on his third overseas
      tour and then comes back to go on opening and starting ceremonies .
      The whole world is after us , the most attractive on the planet ! The
      whole world fight with each other for our Great products as the
      supplies are limited ! So , endless tours by the leaders to comfort
      the frustrated customers ! Paradise is Paradise .

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      Minorities never got their freedom leave alone 4th February. Hence how can you free the political prisoners.

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        Very rightly said!!!

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      It is not all its cracked up to be. We are pissed off.
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      Nothing seems to move on the right line. I thought this bugger woudl have been kept in prison for the rest of his life. The harms his aggression created to MUSLIM srilankens cant be explained in words.
      :
      However, that BP of Salley, betrayed his muslim community, turning muslim community speechless.

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    “The President has reportedly promised them that Gnasara Thera will be granted Presidential pardon “after receiving legal advice.”

    What legal advise do you need. If you have the balls do it and then face the music !!

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    It wasn’t proof in the court that the monk instigated communal violance. I am not a fan of him. But the writer of the the article directly accusing the monk based on what? Communal violance resulted harm to Muslims & Buddhists too. Please don’t be partial & biased.

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      Upali

      Seems you did not read the article. The article says:

      ” Gnanasara, the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena organization is convicted of contempt of court, as he threatened missing person Prageeth Ekneligoda‘s wife, Sandhya Ekneligoda, within the Homagama Magistrate’s Court premises.”

      The Pardon has NOTHING to do with violence against Muslims. He has been convicted and sentenced to jail for CONTEMPT of Court. He is yet to be tried for communal violence.

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    In the name of reconciliation ????????????????????????????????????

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      thondamany

      “In the name of reconciliation ????????????????????????????????????”

      In the name of reconciliation burn down businesses, homes, library, break few arms and legs, kill a few, ………….. and invite the saffron thugs for alms giving ceremony.

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    He should not be called a monk or a cheewaradharee. He is a thug. He should serve his maximum prison sentence with no parole . If given the presidential pardon he should be subject to conditions. E.g. not to engage in politics, no racial or religious hatred. If not he will againbehave as a stray dog

  • 5
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    Election is coming, they need many “attention seekers”. Nana will play very well

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    I had kept some faith on this senior minister Jayawikrama perera, the manner he was lately attacked by MIRISKUDU loyalists of BP Rajapkshe in most recognized so called institution for lanken style of democracy. I thought his woudl move things to work on cornering BP men of Rajapakshe extremists.
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    Now I am shocked hearing this news that Jaywickrama himself would work on getting the BP Ghanasara released from Mahaulugedara. Actually, those who are aware are well aware how criminal this bugger PSEDUDO monk had been in the recent past. Whenever ethinic clashes were heard, the bugger monk had been the master mind to have planned them being close to his extremists groups.
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    Now may well be justfor some political reasons he s been trying to release the bugger. Rajaakshe will then start abusing the used condom and ruin the country again.
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    UNPrs should be alert on the unexpected since RAJAPAKSHE led extremists can ruin this country in the next few weeks itself.

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    Failed State
    Rogue State
    Future very bleak without proper Law and Order.
    RW, MS, MR all playing merry go round games.

  • 10
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    Gamini Jayawickreme Perera, once a good politician, is today senile and opportunistic.

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    Gamini Jayawickreme Perera, once a good politician, is today senile and opportunistic.

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    I am an acute victim of a grievous injustice which has been inflicted on me by the Judiciary of Srilanka at the highest level by conniving and colluding with a gang of most notorious criminals undertaking to dry clean their dirty laundry and white washing a heinous crime for gratification. Having miserably failed to catch an ear of any of the officials responsible who being recruits of the Hultsdorp Mafia, I pleaded to their highness’s at Malwatta and Asgiriya Temples for solace. However, they have remained aloof. To plead on behalf of a convicted felon, I feel is totally incompatible with what is universally preached in the name of righteousness.

  • 6
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    time he took to the robes himself with a little chili powder in his hands

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      He is not a Musl1m!!!!!!

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    Bbs likely to be hidden proxy of unp.

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    somass

    Did you see Gamini Jayawickrama Perera holidaying in Jaffna between 31 May 1981 – 2 Jun 1981 near the police station? Was he on his own or with his mates Dutta Gamani and Cyril Mathew?

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      Did you tell Arle you would be writing as native Vedda today/ or just showed the short antenna?

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    A few months ago a Hindu priest was released by Courts after nearly TWELVE years in prison when the Judge found that his confession under which he was charged was not voluntarily given and taken under duress by police . The charge against him was based on his confession only. There are many other Tamils in prison for years, detained under their involuntary confession, and the authorities knew that Prosecution will fail if those cases are taken up by Courts for hearing, as happened in Hindu priest’s case. So no charges framed or if framed no hearing date fixed before Courts or if date fixed try utmost to postpone the hearing on feeble grounds so that detainee will suffer for indefinite period. This is how justice system works for Tamils in Srilanka.

    In spite of this rotten system, there were several appeals made for the release by distressed family members of detainees and other activists in addition to detainees’ fasting, but no sign of release until now. According to Sumanthiran, President promised him in October 2015 to release all these detainees but none released so far. Hope Sumanthiran could remember this now and join with detainees’ fasting, as promised by him.

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    Jayawickrama Perera is under enormous pressure by certain Buddhist quarters to get Gnanasaara released

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    Gamini Jayawickrama Perera has lost his marbles after the chilie powder attack at parliamant

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    Could this be a Ranil plot as Gnanasaara votes will reduce Gota votes especially minority so Ranil can easily win the presidency

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    There are many ‘budding Gnanasaras’ now in the north who are busy erecting Buddha statues at ancient Hindu sites of worship.

    They are aided by the Department of Archeology and police.

    Let Sirisena free Gnanasara and let us see the ‘wrong side’ of Buddhism.

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    nimal fernando

    Now you know why we need to liberate Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhism and Sinhalese from Sinhala/Buddhists.

    Hang in there, we will do it in the fullness of time.

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    Is this the Yahapalanaya that Maithree and Ranil promised us? Are the NGOs’ that supported the establishment of the Yahapalanaya sleeping? Why are they not taking any action against this?

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    Last nail in the coffin for Buddhism and country.

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    The CT report here says UNP Senior Parliamentarian and Buddha Sasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said he had received letters from Ramanna Nikaya, Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kotte Sri Kalayani Samagi Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha, Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siam Nikaya, and the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter of the Siam Nikaya for the next Independence Day Presidential pardon of the controversial convicted Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara.
    This is a high profile case and Gamini Jayawickrema has got to discuss with President Maithripala Sirisena. He has confirmed that he will.
    How does this indicate his personal view?

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    bacon

    he tried that and got a measly 500 votes or something.He started his campaign saying that muslims and tamils have leaders to look into their problems ,but sinhalese don’t have a proper leader.

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    Minister Jayawickrama Perera is nothing but a political fossil now and as such he must have lost his sense of reasoning .Any clergy can request for a pardon but he as the minister should have his own reasoning before writing to the President endorsing same.I am sure RW should definitely be in agreement for his own benefits.

    This RW is so pig headed he does not see the ground realities.So are his acolytes in the Party whose complete subservience to him only serves their personal interests.

    Regardless of the rhetoric uttered by UNP members they must be day dreaming to hope for a Presidential election win under RW or even under that imbecile Premadasa who cannot survive without invoking the ghost of his late father at every turn.
    As the next Presidential election is bound to have 3 horses running,we would not be surprised if MS though loathed by many happens to do at least better than UNP under RW or Premadasa
    .

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    With this act my extended family votes historically which went to UNP (28 votes) will now on go to JVP. Other law abiding citizens should also do this.

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    Mr Gnansara should be punished for desecrating the Bhikkhu robe into disrepute.

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    Mr Gnanasara should face an enhanced sentence for desecrating the respected robe.

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    This Saffron robe thug should not be released. He is a disgrace to Buddhism..

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