BBS asks President to pardon Sigiriya girl

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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today requested President Maithripala Sirisena to pardon Uthayasiri who was jailed on charges of having scribbled on the Sigiriya mirror wall.

BBS General Secretary Galagodaahthe Ganansara Thera said the President could pardon the girl by using his presidential powers.

He said not only Sigiriya but other archaeological sites must also be protected.

The Thera said the current Government was trying to ignore the people’s problems by creating other issues such as the singing of the National Anthem.

Responding to a question he said not only General Sarath Fonseka but the other two commanders of the air force and navy have to be promoted to five-star rank because they were equally responsible for defeating the LTTE.  

In a suggestion to prevent incidents like what happened at Sigiriya, BBS Executive Director Dilantha Withange said the Education Ministry has to develop the teaching of history as a subject by adding the importance of the archeological sites in Sri Lanka. The Government has to gazette archeological and sacred cities correctly.

Hindu Federation Leader N. Arunkanth said the language to be used when the National Anthem was not important. He said the National Anthem is a general thing and it is not an issue between the Sinhala and Tamil people and pardon the girl who was sentenced in the Sigiriya case.  


 
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  • Nims Saturday, 21 March 2015 02:59 AM

    We have NO respect to you as a Buddhist clergy. You are a drunken thug and do NOT live an ethical life. Please stop talking. We are sick of even seen your name on news papers.

    InvictuSriLankan Saturday, 21 March 2015 11:33 AM

    The BBS are a bunch of shameless Hypocrites suffering from Amnesia!

    Lester Piggot Saturday, 21 March 2015 11:36 AM

    BBS is just a racist hate mongering organization. They have absolutely NO RIGHT to tell anything to the President or the Government of this land. They can keep their preaching for their masters in Medamulane.

    Dimuka Saturday, 21 March 2015 12:33 PM

    I dont think she should be pardoned this would show a reminder to anyone who wants to damage any property via DM Android App

    NAKKIRAN Saturday, 21 March 2015 05:03 AM

    good move ,keep it up.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 21 March 2015 06:22 AM

    I also feel sorry about this girl. But the question is if another person either Muslim or Tamil commits an offence of this nature, do you mean to say that the government act on the same precedence? BBS lamenting is nothing but shedding crocodile tears.

    willowsd Saturday, 21 March 2015 06:23 AM

    trying to gain a cheap political publicity at the last moment. I think the President has already made up his mind before this request?

    Sammy Saturday, 21 March 2015 06:24 AM

    Just as much as the BBS does not represent Buddhists (including Sinhala ones), this Hindu Federation does not represent Hindus (including Tamil ones).

    ASHLEY DESELFA Saturday, 21 March 2015 07:14 AM

    If our blessed Island Srilanka is to prosper and have peace and harmony,the Sangha should retreat from politics and returns to what they are taught for,to preserve and propogate the lord Buddhas teachings of ahimsa instead of preaching hatred towards other ethnic minorities and religions.The BBS is a thorn in the flesh of a progressive democracy,send them where they came from-the village where they belong to.They are gradually becoming a terrorist outfit.Ban them from politics and let peace prevail in our most beautiful,resplendent isle of srilanka,where Gautama Buddhas soul roams.Budusaranai.

    public Saturday, 21 March 2015 07:40 AM

    More stupid suggestions by BBS. She was arrested, and tried before a court and sentenced in accordance with the laws in this country. Do not interfere with the judiciary.

    bucky Saturday, 21 March 2015 02:36 PM

    there is something wrong in the here .why are rapists ,murderers being given bail and this crime is shown as worst .politicians when sentenced go to the hospital but general public they do not have these facilities .

    AR Saturday, 21 March 2015 07:44 AM

    If you keep quite and practice Buddhism the country will become a better nation and Lord Buddha will shower his grace on all of us.

    kumar Saturday, 21 March 2015 02:52 PM

    scribling doesn,t seem to be with deliberate intention although resulting in a costly damage. Is the lenghthy imprisonment equitable

    Gune Saturday, 21 March 2015 07:51 AM

    It will be interesting to know if the BBS would have made this request if this girl was a Tamil or Muslim? Since this request has come from the BBS I think the President should NOT grant her clemency. But let the President should ask for any other credible organisation to make a fresh request and he should consider lessening the sentence to 3 months.

    ANTON Saturday, 21 March 2015 08:10 AM

    THESE ARE THE ONLY GOOD WORDS I HAVE EVER HEARD FROM THIS GANG. WHO EVER BBS, IT IS A VERY GOOD SUGGESTION.

    GAL-Badu Sena Saturday, 21 March 2015 08:15 AM

    shut up and mind your own business

    Nelum Saturday, 21 March 2015 08:34 AM

    To: BBS General Secretary Galagodaahthe Ganansara Thera;GET LOST!!! NOBODY IS INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!!!

    Rufus Norton Saturday, 21 March 2015 09:01 AM

    Finally the BBS has made a sensible request. Anybody can see that the Magistrate has been rather harsh over such a trivial offense taking into account that she is a young girl.

    GoTO mental Hospital Saturday, 21 March 2015 03:50 PM

    Right place to check the brain in mental hospital

    Riz Saturday, 21 March 2015 04:08 PM

    first time BBS has made a sensible statement. Good.2 years jailing for just scribling bymistake is very harsh punishment while major culprits and murderes in da country are running luxury life outside. Its shows , injustice prevailing in our coutry.

    Lima Saturday, 21 March 2015 09:18 AM

    THESE BORU SENA , WHERE THEY COME FROM , THEY SHOULD BE IN TEMPLE MEDITATING AND NOT CREATING COMMUNAL DISHARMONY

    de silva Saturday, 21 March 2015 09:31 AM

    What does this person now wants.If the President pardon her this man will ask tomorrow to pardon WELESUDA.

    Jay Jay Friday, 20 March 2015 10:53 PM

    for once I agree with BBS.

    Mohamed Sunday, 22 March 2015 08:12 AM

    Gana Sara is big time Hypocrit.

    Lawry Friday, 20 March 2015 11:32 PM

    For once they have made a decent demand. Or are they taking s saintly stance to look decent?

    mohamed Friday, 20 March 2015 11:44 PM

    pissu pusa katha karai

    rajasegar Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:14 AM

    What this girl did was cultural vandalism. Ignorance of law never an excuse.But pity that schools do not teach this very important subject.

    kondaya 77 Friday, 20 March 2015 11:45 PM

    Here in Canada the national anthem is sung in English and French no big deal. Now this monk wants to get involved in the promotions of the officers of the armed forces. Send them to their temples.

    Marie Friday, 20 March 2015 11:47 PM

    For once agree with BBS. Mr. President please pardon the poor girl. The punishment meted out was far too harsh.,

    Subha Friday, 20 March 2015 11:48 PM

    Why the hell shud she be pardoned??? All vandals must be jailed.. this is a gud start.. I really think she did this to destroy Sinhala heritage.. clear disrespect.. Further, the monk knows nothing about the war, and who fought whom.. he just whimpered in the safety of his temple.. while foot soldiers fought inch by inch..

    ravi Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:29 AM

    He should give up the robes if he wants to indulge in politics.. via DM Android App

    kesba Friday, 20 March 2015 11:48 PM

    BBS – loss dials

    gobbaya Friday, 20 March 2015 11:46 PM

    looks like pot is legalised in the miracle of asia and these fellows are stoned to the limit.... via DM Android App

    Ranga Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:38 AM

    At last one good thing BBS trying to do..............!

    OMG Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:41 AM

    N. Arunkanth might have been paid a huge amount to issue this statement.

    Murugan Saturday, 21 March 2015 11:00 AM

    Thanks BBS. It is the nature of true Buddhist to forgive

    Mind urOWN-Business Saturday, 21 March 2015 12:12 AM

    Hello mind your own business and shut up. After all he is our Great president of real sri lankan. Ganasara hamaduruwaney, the people of this country is very tired of you. DONT YOU HAVE WORKS IN THE TEMPLE. PLEASE CLEAN YOUR HEART AND BEHAVE LIKE GOOD HUMAN WITHOUT HARMING OR BLAMING TO ANYONE. THIS IS WHAT LOARD BUDDAH TOLD. still many are suffering in Aluthgama

    GoTo Hell Saturday, 21 March 2015 12:17 AM

    just shut up

    Hora Saturday, 21 March 2015 06:26 PM

    You can rob in billions and be safe. You are sentenced for 2 years just writing on a forest rock. The mindset of 21st century Srilankans via DM Android App

    MokoMoley Kaachaalda? Saturday, 21 March 2015 12:18 AM

    Mr. Ranil why still you are silent without arresting these useless fellows who always wants to create problems in this country for people

    Alston Sunday, 22 March 2015 11:09 AM

    Good things needs appreciation out of all the black marks.

    Fair N Square Saturday, 21 March 2015 12:28 AM

    He knows pretty soon he also would be jailed for atrocities committed against the Christians and Muslims. He wanst to make this a case of a cat jumping before the mouse...

    noor Saturday, 21 March 2015 06:38 PM

    King ghanasara instructing the president.

    antonsunil77 Saturday, 21 March 2015 02:26 AM

    Good deed by the BBS

    lara Saturday, 21 March 2015 02:33 AM

    BBs trying a another strategy. He will get close to president I. The name of Buddhism and Give him a roap so that he will also get caught. Now started ......again fixing people

    chamode Saturday, 21 March 2015 11:23 AM

    BBS must be out of their mind be asking for pardon for the girl who vandalized Sigiriya. "He said not only Sigiriya but other archaeological sites must also be protected." How are we going to protect these places if we pardon the culprits. Please stay in temples and propagate real Buddhism rather than meddling in gov affairs.

    david strange Saturday, 21 March 2015 02:56 AM

    This guy Gnanasara continues to talk b.s.


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