29 September, 2020

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“We Have No connection With The Govt. Other Than Our Leader Ven. Kiram’s Relationship Wth Gota” – BBS CEO Vithanage

“We are not supported by the government as accused by many people including the media,” the chief executive officer of the Bodu Bala Sena, Dilanthe Vithanage, told Colombo Telegraph.

Vithange said that when asked for the relationship between the BBS and the Sri Lankan government, adding that “For example, we wanted to meet President Rajapaksa to discuss the issues we are raising, and we had sent 18 letters to him seeking an appointment before we got an appointment on January 27. This itself explains our relationship with the government.”

Speaking further he said, “Only the secretary to the ministry of defence responded to our letter and came to open one of our projects. That is also because our leader Ven. Kerama Vimalajothi has a relationship with him”

When asked whether the secretary to the ministry of defence is a blood relative of the Ven. Vimalajothi, Vithanage said; “I really don’t know but I know they have a long relationship.”

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    Look at the picture carefully. The monk seated behind is non other than Lasith Malinga. Now we know what Maling’s amazing hair do is about.It was a wig.

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    The so called Educationist !

    All parents – please make sure he is not a member of the faculty when you enrol your children in any of the private institutions.

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    BBS should be doing something good. That is why this many accusations.

    On the other hand, BBS should notice that if BBS or Sinhala buddhists are good to every body particularly to other religions and other cultures, Sinhala buddhists should be really bad for they themselves. If Sinhala buddhists are extremely good to they themselves (e.g Muslims or even the Church) then that should be very bad for others.

    Some one has to take care of the Sinhala-buddhists Culture. I am happy that BBS is fulfilling at least part of that.

    Don’t care what these people from other religions or other cultures
    say.

    [Edited out]

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      JimNutty, we know you are a racist, but please follow CT’s comment policy!

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      JimNutty:
      Why are you so insistent on proving that you can confuse everyone with your brand of whatever language you think you are writing in? (English?)
      I trust you’ve shaved your head because particularly a nut like you would be most acceptable to the BBS.

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      So was LTTE? that doing something good and got all the accusations??

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      My dear friend. If you are Buddhist. You have to follow preachers of lord Buddha. and correct the society according to the teachings of Dhamma.
      Here I am giving you chapter two of Dhamma.
      Lord Buddha has pointed out to us that sense desires are the root-causes of quarrels, contentions, disputes and wars.

      “Another root cause of quarrels and disputes is this distinction between oneself and others, considering them to be equal, or superior or inferior to oneself.

      One way to appease all quarrels is the knowledge that “here in this quarrel, we perish”.

      There is this truly awkward position, pointed out by Lord Buddha in the case of a person who has come to abuse those who do not abuse, who has come to revile those who do not revile, who has come to scold those who do not scold. All these abuses will naturally return to the owner who has proffered them, just as food offered but not accepted will come back to the owner.

      Lord Buddha’s attitude toward quarrels and disputes is very clear. He has no quarrel with the world. His preaching of the Dhamma has the only purpose to show the way to put an end to suffering. He never claims that his Dhamma is the only truth, everything else is false. He just makes it clear to every one to come, to see and to judge by oneself”.

      The best way to avoid quarrels and disputes, Lord Buddha advises, is not to uphold any fancy perceptions or false views likely to arouse disputes. Even in case that these fancy perceptions or wrong views do arise, the best way to deal with them is not to take delight in them, not to welcome them, not to take hold of them. Such an attitude will put an end to quarrels, disputes, wars and all demeritorious dhammaa (actions).

      Any war, if breaking out, will bring in its trails, untold suffering. Victory engenders hatred and defeat brings up suffering. So the best way is not to resort to wars to solve disputes, but to explore all peaceful means to settle differences and conflicts.

      So the Sages who are homeless will not make new ties everywhere they go. They cut off any quarrel likely to happen to anybody.
      “Puna ca para”m bhikkhave kaamahetu kaamanidaana”m kaamaadhikarana”m kaamaanam eva hetu, raajaano pi raajuuhi vivadanti, khattiyaa pi khattiyehi vivandanti, braahma.naa pi braahma.nehi vivandanti, gahapatii pi gahapatiihi vivadati, maataa pi puttena vivadati, putto pi maatara vivadati pitaa pi puttena vivadati, putto pi pitaraa vivadati, bhaataa pi bhaataraa vivadati, bhaataa pi bhaginiyaa vivadati, bhaginii pi bhaataraa vivadati, sahaayo pi sahaayena vivadati. Te tattha kalaha- viggaha – vivaadam – aapannaa a~n~nama~n~na”m paa.niihi pi upakkamanti, le.d.duuhi pi upakkamanti, da.n.dehi pi upakkamanti, satthehi pi upakkamanti, te tattha mara.nam pi nigacchanti mara.namattam pi dukkha”m … “. (M.I. 86)

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    This guy came up on the ladder because he was working with ACS Hameed. Now he is targeting the Muslims who helped him. This is his version of Buddhism.

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    O Sadhu, o Arya now that you have vanquished the tamils with the help of the Muslims, its now the turn to go for the Muslims who have profited big from such a collaboration! So says the Sinhalese Arya Buddha! and the Sinhala Dhamapada!

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    I remember reading somewhere that the rent of the BBS HQ in the Buddhist Cultural Centre is paid by a government (publicly funded) body. I cant remember exactly which one, though. Maybe the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, or Religious Affairs or Heritage. We have so many ministries now that, unlike years ago, I am totally bewildered by who’s responsible for what.

    Maybe the report was incorrect about who comes up with the rent, but perhaps Mr Vithanage would like to clarify and quash the claim if it is incorrect.

    As their HQ is, it is rumoured,in the Buddhist Cultural Centre, which has a huge bookshop with thousands of publications on Buddhism, could the BBS please press the shop to carry copies of Ven. Walpola Rahula’s ‘History of Buddhism in Ceylon”? The Centre has many copies of his ‘What the Buddha Taught” (reprinted, I believe by an arm of the BCC in Nedimala), but not a single copy of his history. Even Gunasena’s who reprinted the History says it is now out of print. I have tried for a long time to replace my own copy (‘lost’ to an unknown borrower), unsuccessfully. Does anyone know if the book is disapproved of by some sections of the Sangha? Can anyone suggest how i could obtain a copy, please.

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      Available at Sarasavi book shop Nugegoda. I purchased a dozen before Vesak to give friends & family. I would also like to recommend you to read Sathyodaya by Walpola Rahula Thero. It is more relavent to current times than it was first written.

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        Thank you, Daham!

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    Hik Hik Hik…..so we believe.
    18 letters sent to kekille and he didnt respond doesnt mean
    kekille not supporting. Who he trying to fool?
    There is clear evidence that kekille gota champika all are directly involved. BBs is not a budhdhist moment but a Rajapaksa’s unofficial police to protect them to be in power and Budhdist lebel is just a cover up to hoodwink the Budhdhists.
    Norway is funding too along with funds from defence budget.
    BBS leader mutts will never understand Norway’s hidden agendas.
    Thanks to Norway and Rajapaksas for eliminating Budhdhism systematically from this island nation.

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    Probabaly the Gonraja has now realised that he would face the same fate of Banda someday at the going rate, so he is ignoring you.
    after all Banda too did something similar.
    Dilantha – cant we see your P&L and the balance sheet?

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    for those who dont know this chap Dilantha Gamage was with Worldview foundation headed by Arne Fjortoft in Battaramulla who also owned YATV.

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      Peace Lover, you name has been hijacked by that BBS maniac Angoda LEELA.
      Did you notice that? But one can see the image is different since he doesnt know your mail ID.
      His job is to sit in front of a machine and post anti-muslim comments. This vagabond bugger has been paid for that. He lies through his teeth.

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    In otherwords……. we have a relationship with the government….

    This guy is such an Einstein who always blows me away

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      Dont disgrace to Einstein.

      He is such an idiotic mind set not to see the gravity of the problem.

      Such mind sets would never see it now but later..

      If rulers are capable of handling all the funds sources of any kind of newly formed segments such as BBS, almost everything will be exposed to the world. How can he even say that they get funds – are there lanken millionares to fund them to the manner the western movements are funded ? This alone proves that western funding bodies are behind them even if these buggers would deny that…. authorities should act intelligently … can then reveal everything soon. Letting them to do what think is right – is a greater danger for the entire folks of the countty, I am a buddhist, anti BBS, anti Rulers and anti Rajapaskes… I am quiet confident … these buggers are being funded by Norway or any other western forces.

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    So called Sinhala Buddhists are essentially no Buddhists at all. They are “tree-worshiping” primitives living in b.c 2500 . They are being led by some rogues of the Devadatta Nikaaya who apparently know nothing of the Dhamma the Buddha taught!

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    hey Leela ( K A Sumanasekera) why not comment on this with the usual comical style of yours and use the same key words like (diasorians,ltte,western funded,NGO’s,Fundamentalist,punters,Sinhala Buddhist,sambandan etc etc) heeheheehhehehe

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    …..WATCH AND THINK AND THEN DECIDE WHICH IS TRUE , A MYTH OR A DIVINE CALL…..??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHSLIymjoi0

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      No, it was a mistake – CT

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    It is well know fact that, the government is behind BBS, Ravaya and few other communal group to fool Sinhalis people to get votes for their survival.

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    BBS,RAVAYA AND ALL SAFFRON THUGS ARE FINANCED AND SUPPORTED BY GOSL

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    Dear Friends,

    Buddhists (Sinhala Buddhists if anyone cares further) questioning the Bodu Bala Sena via the Dhamma. One of our biggest questions is “how can the Bodu Bala Sena, claiming to be a Buddhist organization, so blatantly violate Lord Buddha’s teachings on right speech?” Yesterday we posed this question again and got the same answer.

    So much of the Dhamma is about right speech, 4 of the 10 evil acts (Dasa Akusal) is about speech, one whole factor of the Noble Eight Fold path leading to Nibbana is dedicated to Right Speech. Yet, all this is cast aside by the leaders of the Bodu Bala Sena in the name of “preserving the Dhamma”. If Buddhists in Sri Lanka allow this to continue, they will be left with a Buddhism bereft of any essence, a flower without its perfume. We will be left with temples, ancient ruins, yellow robe wearers, just symbols of Buddhism. We urge the Mahanayakas to speak up.

    Sri Lankans have the greatest respect for them and only they can truly put an end to this. For today the rising face of Buddhism in Sri Lanka is Gnanasara and the Bodu Bala Sena, and the Mahanayakas continued inaction and silence isn’t helpful. If they delay further, we fear it will be too late. This is no time for half measures.

    Now a word on courage and honour…there is no courage, there is no honour in the strong trampling the weak, in the majority attacking a minority. Such victories are hollow. Yesterday we saw young Sinhala Buddhists taking a stance, peacefully gathering, staying calm in the face of abuse and false accusations from the Bodu Bala Sena members, amidst the heavy hand of the police, this is courage, this is honor. This gives us hope, that in our tiny Island Nation there are people who will stand up to the might and have the courage to say “this is not right”.

    “For the Blessed One, O Lord, spoke these words to me: ‘I shall not come to my final passing away, Evil Mara, until my laymen and laywomen, have come to be true disciples — wise, well disciplined, apt and learned, preservers of the Dhamma, living according to the Dhamma, abiding by the appropriate conduct, and having learned the Master’s word, are able to expound it, preach it, proclaim it, establish it, reveal it, explain it in detail, and make it clear; until, when adverse opinions arise, they shall be able to refute them thoroughly and well, and to preach this convincing and liberating Dhamma.’ (Mahaparinibbana Sutta)

    Sabbe Satta Bhavantu Sukhitata

    This for those who were labeled “Nightclub Buddhists” just because they didn’t wear white.

    Alankato cepi samam careyya
    santo danto niyato brahmacari
    sabbesu bhutesu nidhaya dandam
    so bramano so samano sa bhikkhu.
    Dhammapada Verse 142.

    by.. Jayaraj..

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    You have just revealed your connections………..

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    Suryagamage Nilan,

    Is that a hybrid name? Any way I wish to ask you not to denigrate Buddha and Dhammapada

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