Home / / BBS wants public apology to all Buddhists from Mangala

BBS wants public apology to all Buddhists from Mangala


Comments / 4987 Views / Saturday, 16 February 2013 00:00


The Bodu Bala Sena yesterday hit back hard at UNP Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera, saying that he was a bankrupt politician who always “played on the side of separatists” in the country and charged that his political funeral was near at hand.


Expressing their regret and strong opposition to statements made by Samaraweera at a news conference on Wednesday, Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero said it marked the day that Samaraweera had to prepare for his political funeral.  “He is a man who never speaks on behalf of his race or his religion,” the monk charged, adding that the UNP politician had no grasp on history or religion or culture.
The organisation demanded that Samaraweera issue a public apology to all Buddhists in the country.  Gnanasara Thero also demanded if his remarks reflected the UNP’s official position about the Bodu Bala Sena and its activities.
The monk-led group said that it was the country’s fortune that Samaraweera had left the Government a few months after President Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected. “Otherwise with him in the Government, the war could never have been won,” he charged.
Referring to the UNP legislator in deeply derogatory terms, Gnanasara Thero said that those who had elected him into office should be punished. Samaraweera had always played on the team of the separatists, the monk charged.
“In 1996, in the Chandrika Kumaratunga Government, it was Mangala Samaraweera who relegated the Sinhala Commission report to the dustbin.

 Now he is with the UNP and by making these insulting remarks against Buddhists, he will ensure that the UNP too will be relegated to dustbin,” Gnanasara Thero said.
“It is these scoundrels, who cannot bring their palms together to worship the Buddha that are now shedding crocodile tears about communal harmony and casting allegations of extremism at us,” the monk said.
He added that if there were any patriots left in the UNP, they should come out into the streets to chase Samaraweera from the party.


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Customer as king: Getting it right

5 August 2015

  There is no doubt that satisfying customer needs is very critical and complex in today’s context and more often than not that ‘customer service’ is used as a strategy to keep customers ‘happy’....


Politicos fly too low, so people learn fast!

5 August 2015

     It’s been a rude awakening, it has this week. The electorate went to sleep dreaming of good governance and a free and fair election at last, hopefully, but awoke sweating with fright at the sound of gunfir...


The experience is the future

4 August 2015

By Ruchi Gunewardene With the passing of the industrial age and the digital age, as we embark on the next phase which is the age of imagination, we need to shed our old world thinking and move into the new magical world of ‘experiences&rsq...


A toss of the coin

4 August 2015

“This is to record that the Southern Expressway write in history as the first venture in expressway construction in our motherland was gifted to the people on the 27th day of November 2011 by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa President of the...


Columnists More