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“Who Am I To Command The Army Or Give Orders” – BBS Gnanasara

The Bodu Bala Sena organisation today responded strongly to a newspaper report claiming that the group had ordered troops into Weliweriya where violent clashes between residents and armed forces have left three persons dead and dozens injured, saying it did not possess the power to deploy the armed forces.

Gnanasara

At a special press conference convened to refute a claim made by the Ceylon Today newspaper which published a lead story yesterday quoting the BBS General Secretary Galagodaththe Gnanasara as saying he had ordered troops into the Weliweriya area, the BBS said that the news story had been misleading.

“Who am I to command the army or give orders,” the BBS General Secretary told journalists.

He said that while the BBS had visited Rathupaswela where the public was agitating for clean drinking water and protesting against a factory they claimed was contaminating the ground water, they had only attempted to get the authorities to intervene to resolve the issue.

The General Secretary said that he had misquoted after giving a three minute interview to a newspaper on the way back to Colombo from Mahiyanganaya. and that comments he made had been erroneously reported by the journalist.

He said such inaccurate reporting could endanger the country, Buddhism, and Buddhist monks.

“Those people could get excited and even come kill us,” he expressed.

He acknowledged that the head of the newspaper group had contacted him to apologise for the error and had vowed to terminate those responsible.

In a press statement issued today the Bodu Bala Sena said that it was an open secret that the English language media was engaged in a conspiracy to discredit the group.

“It is absurd that this media organisation and its owners are saying that this headline is a translation error. It is a huge problem if this is how translations take place in a national newspaper in this country. Furthermore at a national newspaper, is it the translator who writes headlines? Doesn’t this newspaper have an editor? It is the misfortune of this country that newspaper readers are trapped by this media mafia that has come about as a result of professional journalists working to the agendas of businessmen and politicians. Most importantly, we should also seek and determine whether the editress of this newspaper is an anti-Sinhala Buddhist and an agent of an extremist group of another religion,” the BBS statement said.

The Ceylon Today in its front page today regretted the error it said had been caused by a misconstrued translation.

“The lead story in yesterday’s edition of the newspaper was regrettably based on a misconstrued translation of a brief interview given by the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Gnanasara Thera to the web edition of the paper. The Ven. Thera had in fact said that he had requested the Ministry of Defence to intervene to solve the problem faced by the people in Weliweriya and that the Ministry intervention was carried out without his knowledge. We sincerely regret any inconvenience the article may have caused to the Ministry of Defence  and the Bodu Bala Sena.”

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    It is simple, Both Gota and BBS are the same.

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      True. Same mind set & both are outcasts.

      ‘Who am I to command the army or give orders’ Good that the ugly Satan has realised that he is nothing but a PIG.

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      Pala…..Budu bala Nari ralla…….BBS shouting about cattle slaughter but who is shouting for innocent civilians asking for clean drinking water. Time servers of the Nation…..How about Buriyani & wine USA style.

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    How do we know that for sure? Anything could happen in a corrupt, lawless Banana Republic with Jungle Law and where only CRIMINALS are served and protected.

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    “He said such inaccurate reporting could endanger the country, Buddhism, and Buddhist monks.”
    You have done all this on your own with your Belak Kata.

    ““Those people could get excited and even come kill us,” he expressed.”
    Won’t that be a service to the country.

    ‘He acknowledged that the head of the newspaper group had contacted him to apologise for the error and had vowed to terminate those responsible.’
    The guy should be really frighten of white vans.

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    Gnanasara.

    What does BBS stand for?

    Budu Bala Sena?

    Enlightened Force Army?

    Or was it Mara Bala Sena?

    Death Force Army?

    Just curious.

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      Amarasiri is a jihadi

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    “Budu Bala Sena?

    Enlightened Force Army?”

    Not with what this guy is preaching.

    I think BBS realy stands for:
    Booru Balu Sena.

    Does’nt the guy look like a over fed booruwa?

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      Come on Burt, Dont you think Booruwas are prettier than this scavenger. The closest I guess he resembles is Kabaragoya.

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      I guess you all are wrong blaming this single man with a big mouth. In the world we share with 7 billion people, there are people like this guy, evilness and foolishness are much stronger than his wiseness and power of logical thinking within him.
      To me worse is foolishness and spinelessness of thousands of other saffron monks in SL who are silent because of their foolishness or spinelessness.
      Wise people like Dalai Lama and Ajan Braham said openly that they were DISGUSTED by the behavior of those monks in SL and Myanmar.
      Was there single prominent SL Buddhist monk who made simple, strong public remark on this?
      Anura

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        Anura,

        “Wise people like Dalai Lama and Ajan Braham said openly that they were DISGUSTED by the behavior of those monks in SL and Myanmar.

        Was there single prominent SL Buddhist monk who made simple, strong public remark on this? “

        Well said.

        The Mahanayakas after Hegemony in Sri Lanka. Somarama killed SWRD Bandaranaike.

        The Mahanayakas did not want to ordain Karawa monks and they had to go to Thailand. It is all about Monk Hegemony, nothing to do with the Enlightened Buddha’s teachings, just like the Wahhabi Mullahs and Clerics. it is about keeping their own Hegemony.

        See how they were doing in Tibet.

        Buddhism The Great — Parts 1 and 2

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOfTGSADdY

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

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        Anura,

        Here is an Enlightened Saudi Scholar. They are there, but more are needed.

        Saudi Scholar: “The Freedom Enjoyed in the West is a Hundred Times more…

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B1cNz-5wvA

        Neil DeGrasse Tyson – The Islamic Golden Age: Naming Rights

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDAT98eEN5Q

        What is needed are enlightened Monks, not Mara Monks running Amok.

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    The link to the press conference is broken?

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      Just added. Thank you Thrishantha.

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    I am happy to see that upstanding polite and extreme intelligent monks such as Gnansara are fully in charge of the situation. After all this what thousands died for in the war. May he guide us through this age where people make unreasonable demands, like drinking water, and expects the government to deliver. His fortitude and wisdom stand as a bulwark against people who trying to betray the country.

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    I would like to have the response from Ceylon Today. What is their stand on BBS statement dining the report they published?

    However it is very creditable for the CT to have published both the opinions and the statement. This is what is expected of from the responsible type of journalists.

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    We know what happened to Fedrica and there are journalists who are missing up to date. The BBS could be right or they might be trying to cover what they said. The bottom-line is that the truth cannot be hidden for long it will emerge ONE DAY

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    poor chap got cold feet or else his handlers got cold feet of being exposed ?

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    bodu bala sena & co.

    Pl.step out of the way.Let the people of the south decide what they should do about their rights.
    Thanks
    rg

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    “Who Am I To Command The Army Or Give Orders”.

    Well Gnanasara, you are the chief of BBS, a militant organisation that can do anything in Sri Lanka today. The President and his brothers, the police, the judiciary, the media are all subservient to you. You are the top honcho at the moment in Sri Lanka. You can break into business premises, close down shops, destroy places of worship, prohibit slaughter of cows, prohibit women from covering their bodies and no one in Sri Lanka has even said a single word against such extreme thuggery and intimidation.

    So when you asked the Ministry of Defence to intervene with the Rathupaswela matter they did just that – in the same manner as you have taught them to do.

    So don’t ask silly questions as ‘Who Am I To Command The Army Or Give Orders’

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      Quite comprehensive answer to Public more than for this Saffron Robber.

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    BBS did no directly call in the troops, only made a request to the DS to take precautions against the so called unpatriotic forces behind the protest. So Ahinsaka Gnanasara stands absolved of all the havoc created and the army has to take the blame? BBS is very good at inciting violence without being directly involved.

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    GOOD QUESTION – Who are you ? A pretender hiding behind the Cheewara robe and breaking every rule in the Vinaya pitakaya !

    You are no Buddhist monk and neither is the organization you represent anything to do with the doctrine preached by the Lord Gautama Buddha.

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    Bodu Bala sena is a fully funded government project! we need neither BBS nor this cruel government for this nation. As far as there will be UNP under the arms of those idiots,,,this nation is going to suffer.. there is no one left to point the finger at any action taken by the government!

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    What a waste of time,, Today This country no longer belongs to the people,
    is only by name Democratic (interests of the common people)

    ,Socialist (The means of production, distribution, and exchange are owned by the community collectively,)

    Republic–(A republic is a form of government in which affairs of state are a “public matter”
    ( not the private concern of the rulers. In a republic)…………

    BUT WHAT IS IN TRUE PRACTICE IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY IS NOTHING BUT:AUTHORITARIANISM- MEANING……
    dictatorship: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

    So what is the big deal ,
    who conducts the investigation ?

    They are in full power & free to turn& twist anything to suit them,, no matter what, head or tales they will win all the time- if a great war hero could have been taken apart while the meek public stood & watched and while some ungrateful wretched people even supported it blindly & even were slandering him without any solid evidence ,& then the most powerful CJ was just removed.

    For those who imagine justice will ever happen in this country are living in a total imaginary world,

    In war all are losers, our enemies as well as us,if you analys sincerely & logically there is not a single war you can claim a winner, because the retributions that follows a war is much ,much greater and eternal hell -only -by dialogue,consultations ,continued discussion that will pave a path for an eternal peace & prosperity to all people of a country which will ultimately derive to a total reconciliation- remember dignity and emotions as much as it matters to you ,it also matters to your enemy, as you think the killings and atrocities done by your enemy is unbearable & unforgivable ,it is the same thing that is running in his mind too, honestly we have not won the war,, we have lost even the little freedom, dignity and the thin trust we had before among each other.

    I guess we have voted a government that we deserve as a people who do not wish anything good to our fellow country men- the ruling party will win any election we hold , they are here to stay generation after generation whether you like it or ,not. We are not talking of one particular leader who will be voted out someday (That ended with Chandrika long time ago), we are talking of about 100 or so people who have been groomed and well prepared to
    reign for long time long time.. (no choice ever)

    Live in hope.better than die in despair-:)

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    “Thera had in fact said that he had requested the Ministry of Defence to intervene to solve the problem faced by the people in Weliweriya and that the Ministry intervention was carried out without his knowledge.”

    I can’t understand why he is now denying that he got the army sent in.If he had requested the ministry of defence to intervene,then does he expect them to intervene by sending housemaids from the middle east.

    Whether it was carried out with or without his knowledge is immaterial.He asked to do something and it was done.No need for MOD to ask again whether it should actually intervene or not from him.

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    Playing double standards.

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    Other Religeons Don’t like Bodu Bala Sena is talking or the Sinhala buddhists. Because of that they do their best to make BBS unpopular and disappear.

    What BBS doing is important for Sri Lanka. BBS, should not deviate from their objective because of all these other religions are unhappy with the BBS. BBS should explain to the Sinhala – buddhists why it is important what the BBS is doing.

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      You mean you Sinhala Buddhists don’t know why it is important?

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      Jim Softy,

      Lord Buddha never used indecent words or violence when he wanted to convey his teachings or give advise. He expects the same behavior from his monks. Unfortunately the Bodu Bala Sena has gone against Lord Buddha’s teachings. Did you not see the how the BBS monk insulted Minister Dilhan Perera using raw filth? Don’t blame other religions for BBS’s downfall. These monks are doing a fine job themselves in making a mockery of themselves.

      “BBS should explain to the Sinhala – buddhists why it is important what the BBS is doing.” Violence is against Buddhism whether it’s done physically or verbally. Any right minded Buddhist would know that and I know quite a few Sinhala Buddhists who are not at all happy about the Bodu Bala Sena’s behavior.

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      [Edited out] yourself! JimNutty

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    Gnanasara the drunken monk is rebirth of Prabakaran. when Prabakaran killed he thought reborn as a Buddhist monk and popular with few extreme Buddhist. Gnanasara start doing a good job what Prabakaran stoped.

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      WATCH THIS VIDEO AND REMEMBER THE BARBARIAN KILLING BY INDUTAMIL TERRORIST LED BY PRABAKARAN IN 1990………

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfMbeClFLT8

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        The guy who did all that is a minister in the government and the deputy president of the SLFP.He has changed a new leaf and now is ‘honourable minister’.

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    hey lets all of us forget this and have a good drink together

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    Dear Gnanasara,

    It is a greater error to mis-translate Buddhism the way you do!

    Regards
    GTBP

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    Boru Balu Sennehasa is the arm of state terrorism, may all those who inflicted pain, misery, agony, loss of lives of those innocent citizens by the loss of their loved ones , suffer immense pain, agony and leprosy in this present life, because the unarmed villagers and citizens only asked for living waters which is a human right. May all those plunderers, rapists, murderers, shooters who live in palatial houses who have caused aqony and mayhem suffer in this life before they close their eyes. Also those pigs who order pork and beef for their danes, can now stop killing animals as they can now continue with their killing sprees of innocents and eat up their flesh and get the excitement and hatred they need to set this country on fire, as is presently evident for the whole world to see what a tribal country we are all living in with no karuna, muditha, upeksh, metha, and they all preach sihalu sathwayo niduk wethva, nirogen wethva, suwapath wethva, dukin midethva… Buddhism gone haywire.

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    what is the guarantee , that under pressure , the comments we make , not Just CT , even Ceylon Today or any news provider on line wont give us out???????????????????????,

    I feel a bit uneasy,, the way this Weliweriya is published & also the heading the bias in it of the Radical muslim thing,,, so best to trust in God & tie your camel (esp Muslims commenting)
    Good Luck

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    I dont think any of this is truth. ceylon today is alles and two writers from times group. They suport Mara and family 100 pc. they plant this story to shape gota. can see clear if read the paper with inteligent mind. shame ceylon today and alles who took money from sf election money.shame for your father too.why not open suport Mara? then be true

    gamani P – August 7, 2013
    5:36 am
    Reply

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    A Big question Mark,,??????????????????????????????

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    Fasion bug attack also did not do buy monks it was done by owner of the fasion bug. There are many cases like this in Sri Lanka. One thing is very clear before BBS Sri Lanka was peaceful.
    He is correct who the hell is he to order the army to shoot protestors?

    Watch the BBS meetings everywhere in Sri Lanka what they talk about. Are they not talk about Racism and violence. Is it call Democratic country first of all? When donkeys are ruling the country it’s normal….people should tolerate for all this.

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    “Who Am I To Command The Army Or Give Orders” – BBS Gnanasara

    Because you are Gaanu 5 Gandassara.

    “He said such inaccurate reporting could endanger the country, Buddhism, and Buddhist monks”

    Nothing will happen to Buddhism or Real Buddhists Monks. You and Dharmadveepa Charawarthi is doing the biggest damage to the Buddhism and endangering the Country by attacking other religions.

    “Those people could get excited and even come kill us,” he expressed.

    Don’t worry, nobody will kill Garandi (white snakes) in this country other than Saddrmadveepa Chakrawrthi and Grease Piya.

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    BBS stand for barking balu sena ?

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      It also means Balu Bala Sena

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    This guy has plenty of hair on his head.I thought Bhuddhist monks have to have shaved heads,i may be wrong,can someone enlighten me please.

    If the Bhuddha has told to shave the hair,he must follow that or get rid of his robes.You can’t defy the buddha and say you are a bhuddhist monk too.The two are incompatible.

    THe first thing that the bhuddha did when he left the palace to the woods was to shave his head.He did not want any attachment to his hair.

    In japan and korea,monks shave every two days.In tibet every fortnight.Our Bodu balu leader has not shaved for two months.

    He is very attached to his hair.Wonder what are his other attachments.

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    As we all know you just can’t address someone Venerable because it means a lot just more than a word. For example in Anglican and Catholic Church it’s a title to respect a clergy who is very holy not yet made a saint and it also may be used for people who deserve respect because they are very much older, important and wise. But it is a totally disgrace to address a man like Gnanasara who acts and behave a thug and speaks furious and use abusive language under saffron cloth is a disgrace for the Nobel leader and to Buddhist in the world at large. This thug monk should be striped and lashed if Sri Lanka respect and safe guard Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy and the culture. I just can’t understand why Asgiri Chapter is so silence, does that mean they are helpless?? Sometime back we remember some innocent monks was attacked in Chennai, India. We strongly condemned that act and also still feel so sad. But now that we got a notorious gangster in the form of Gnanasara, with whom we now can send our most respected monks to India as we now have confidence that they would be in the safe hands of thug cum criminal Gnanasara.

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      THATS WHY PEOPLE NOW START TO CALL AND WRITE ….

      VENOM.”Galagodaththe Gnanasara. Thero “..

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        Is it, who is a Thug now and before..! may be a good bull

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        VENEREAL GALABODAWATTE GNANASARA T-HERO. LEADER OF

        BLOODY BULL SHITTERS.

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      This thug and womaniser is known as VENEREAL Gandasara Thera??

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