BBS wants public apology to all Buddhists from Mangala

  Published : 12:00 am  February 16, 2013  |  4,945 views  |  5 comments  |  Print This Post   |  E-mail to friend
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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.


5 Responses to “BBS wants public apology to all Buddhists from Mangala”

  1. Nimal Jayawardene on February 16th, 2013 10:22 am

    Why do people tolerate these uneducated crude racist scum like this Gna nasara fellow who poses as a saviour of Buddhism against other religions. Whether we like Managalas politics or not he is an honourable educated cultured man and need not apologise to anybody re his thoughts. It is high time the goverment put a stop to this Buddhist Taliban movement and not play with fire, We got rid of one set of racists we dont need another lot.These racists in yellow garb should we shunned by all rigt thinking citizens .and not given any prominence by the press..

  2. selvam on February 16th, 2013 12:53 pm

    why you monks are crying when mr samaraweera talk about peace and justice. he did not favour his religion being a human being this gengleman is speaking the truth. you monks are racsit and extremist your days are very near.

    you monks are sinners, first make your people and teach good things to the nations not charging and killing people.

    why dont you monks take action on the criminals like murders,rapists,robbers,child abusers,gamblers,huckers etc. show your colours on these criminals. lion should fight with elephants and rhinos not with rabbits SHAME.

    always wanna harm the minorities because of sick mentality

  3. Jaye on February 16th, 2013 4:14 pm

    Worship the Buddha? When did the Buddha teach his disciples to worship him? Which ‘Buddha’ is being worshipped in Sri Lanka? The revered Gautama or another?

  4. Kevin on February 16th, 2013 6:15 pm

    I fail to understand as to why such a terror group is given such a huge coverage in a business paper like FT.

  5. shaan fernando on February 16th, 2013 6:21 pm

    Is this what Buddha wanted from his Theros. I usually don’t agree with Mangala but what Mangala had said is reality . We blame the Al khaida for sawing extremist ideas. Isn’t it the same these monks are doing. Only Mangala had the courage to say that in public. In my opinion a baddish monk cease to function as a monk when he preach hatred in place instead of harmony therefore they should not be treated as monks any more.

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