BBS to contest election as BJP under Cobra symbol?

2015-06-29 08:07:13

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) would contest the upcoming general elections under the name Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), BJP Leader and BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera said today.

He said the BBS would remain as it is but for upcoming elections it would affiliate itself with the Eksath Maha Sabha Pakshaya (EMSP) which is a registered political party. The EMSP would in future be called the Bodu Jana Peramuna or the BJP with a new symbol and new officials.

The Thera told the Daily Mirror that new officials have been appointed to the BJP and was waiting the Elections Commissioner’s approval for its Cobra symbol.

“We have requested the Elections Commissioner to reserve the Cobra symbol for our newly formed party and looking forward to his approval,” he said.

He said the Elections Commissioner had earlier refused to register any new political party in keeping with election regulations and that was why they had affiliate with the EMSP. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 31

  • perera Monday, 29 June 2015 13:44

    The most suitable symbol for this party is Viper. Cobra is also not too bad.

    Reply : 2       178

    Hash Monday, 29 June 2015 13:44

    Minissunta Nai pennannada ? :)

    Reply : 6       164

    ANTON Monday, 29 June 2015 13:54


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    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 13:56

    Cobra suits the BBS well, poisonous serpents who tried to destroy the unity and bring Sinhalese Nationalism to help MR

    Reply : 2       153

    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 13:58

    Cobra for BBS, Donkey for MR

    Reply : 8       181

    Ramola Monday, 29 June 2015 13:59

    The cobra symbol is a dual expression of both good and evil since ancient times. Let us hope the new BJP will follow the path of good and not evil for all citizens no matter race or creed.

    Reply : 126       30

    Nandanee Monday, 29 June 2015 13:59

    "There is a snake in thy smile, my dear,And bitter poison within thy tear"- SHELLEY - Beatrice Cenci

    Reply : 1       73

    naveen Monday, 29 June 2015 14:05

    "Cobra" Might get more votes if its "Donkey"

    Reply : 1       75

    Nithya Monday, 29 June 2015 14:26

    Indian BJP and Sri Lankan BJP are nuts of the same pod.

    Reply : 2       125

    kukula. Monday, 29 June 2015 14:34

    Appoint cobra girl as the party leader..

    Reply : 1       143

    mohideen Monday, 29 June 2015 14:36

    Welcome to BJP. The more the merrier!! After all we are a democratic nation.

    Reply : 50       10

    Laminate Monday, 29 June 2015 14:37

    Wow, What a ideal poisonous symbol to BBS..........

    Reply : 1       84

    janaya Monday, 29 June 2015 14:37

    COBRA symbol reads their (BJP) mind and policies, cobra is a dangerous snake which can rise immediately and attack at anytime for anybody which is poisoness, cobra symbol is a hint given for the people to understand who they are when given power, so kill the cobra before it will it will be a poison to the general public.

    Reply : 0       72

    dots Monday, 29 June 2015 15:00

    Make Gotabaya as the leader of the party ,

    Reply : 8       78

    Why to Put Sri Lanka Upside down again Monday, 29 June 2015 15:01

    Why to Put Sri Lanka Upside down again like in Burma

    Reply : 1       68

    Ken Monday, 29 June 2015 15:05

    Lord Shiva has the snake around his neck.hope as BJP has the snake as its symbol. may it bring religious harmony in Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 71       9

    Bala Monday, 29 June 2015 15:17

    Let us hope that BBS with cobra symbol will not spread venom like the cobra and hatred like they did in the past.

    Reply : 6       40

    kan Monday, 29 June 2015 15:18

    Cobra will sting any one stealing money from government treasury and commission takers.

    Reply : 55       4

    lkboy Monday, 29 June 2015 16:23

    Cobra? you serious?

    Reply : 0       32

    Gune Monday, 29 June 2015 18:27

    Unadulterated poison!!!!

    Reply : 0       36

    The God Father Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:16

    The symbol matches their thoughts.

    Reply : 0       7

    Upul Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:24

    What a insult to Cobras. Aney Paw

    Reply : 0       7

    Dalu Banda Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:04

    Black mambas are fast, nervous, lethally venomous. Green mambas is in the same family and dangerously venomous. The new party should contest under the symbol of Yellow Mambas as the cobra is soft and respectful. But Mambas are more fearful.

    Reply : 0       3

    mama Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:39

    When we watch tamilnadu movies we get an idea of the mentality of tamilnadu people. Same can be applied here. BBS assuming Buddhists expect BBS to be a Cobra.

    Reply : 0       4

    mara Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:12


    Reply : 0       9

    Chathura Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11:47

    Its nice to have a joke providing team like this for fun during the election season

    Reply : 0       7

    Silva Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:08

    Jollu good, why not consider the anaconda symbol !

    Reply : 0       6

    sachith Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:31

    marketed religion, now going to market this innocent animal.just an another eda wela campaign.

    Reply : 0       5

    Sarth amunugaa Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:36

    Cat out of the bag , Raw materials from RAW . Sri Lankan will not eat this

    Reply : 0       5

    T Perera Tuesday, 30 June 2015 17:31

    People will from now on loose whatever the respect they had for the Cobras..!

    Reply : 0       1

    J Palitha Wednesday, 1 July 2015 03:53

    "Donkey" should be the ideal symbol.

    Reply : 0       0

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