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Video: BBS calls for setting up of Sanghadikaranaya

9 November 2015 05:02 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera today called for a Sanghadikaranaya - a special court to hear cases of Buddhist monks.

He expressed these views outside the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court where a case was filed against him on defaming the Quran.

“We haven’t committed any crime. It’s not like we have killed someone, raped anyone or robbed anyone. These charges had been levelled for defending the Sangha and the dates of the cases keep extending. We have so many invasive forces in the country today which are against Buddhism. But it seems even the Mahanayakas are silent on these matters. That’s why we need a Sanghadikaranaya. It’s high time that we do away with worn out British laws,” the Prelate said.

Meanwhile, Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera, whose news conference was obstructed by Gnanasara Thera, said no charges had been filed so far by the police against the prelate though it has been two years since the incident.

“However, we are happy that at least we have a country free of criminals today. I hope justice will be served immediately,” the Thera said.

  Comments - 5

  • Banda Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:15 AM

    Just trying to hit the headlines...!!!

    Muhandiram Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:37 AM

    Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thero, you are absolutely right. The Police seem to be sleeping on the case of disrupting the news conference. Please keep on reminding. Perhaps you can take this up with the Prime Minister and the President.

    Prem Nath Tuesday, 10 November 2015 11:59 PM

    The country is not free of the criminals since you are still around.

    Arosha Tuesday, 10 November 2015 06:39 AM

    I will not trust this guy to set up a folded chair

    moiez Tuesday, 10 November 2015 07:20 AM

    Introduce a special court only for bhikkus you are the trouble creator to this whole country.

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