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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) said today President Maithripala Sirisena should pack his bags and leave so as to allow a leader with a backbone to administer the country which was fast heading towards anarchy.

BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera told a news conference that the people were confused about political situation which has become a mockery when considering the manner in which some of the politicians are behaving.

“The country needs a leader with a backbone and leadership qualities. Mr. Sirisena is a good person. But he is unable to administer the affairs of this country and neither has he been capable of fulfilling the elections promises he made. So we kindly request him to leave,” the Thera said.

He said even Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was a better leader of the country because the decisions taken by President Sirisena had ended in confusion.

The Thera said the country’s current political status was foretold by the BBS several months ago and that the people were disappointed with the so-called change that was definitely destroying governance in Sri Lanka.

“This government has not given priority to Buddhism at ceremonies organised by the Government and we have noticed Buddhism and the Sinhala nation are under threat,” the Thera said.

BBS Chief Executive Officer Dilantha Vithanage who was also present at the media briefing, accused the Government of hatching a conspiracy by elements behind scene.

“The country is a mess. The Prime Minister says one thing while the President and the other leaders are saying something else. This is not what the public expected from the change. We request Mr. Sirisena to take responsibility for the allegations levelled at the government and allow someone else with a strong personality to be the leader,” he said.

Speaking on the incident where former President Chandrika Kumaratunga was hooted and jeered at a SLFP meeting, Gnanasara Thera expressed his sorrow at the embarrassment caused but said that was the result of her of performing the 3rd episode of what he described as “Ege Wairaya”. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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  • Sunil Friday, 10 April 2015 06:42 PM

    these actions only help MR ship sink faster!but you always like sinking your own ship just like last time around.

    Sampath Perera Friday, 10 April 2015 06:46 PM

    Yes BBS should pack their bags n go home...without harming the religious harmony of the country...

    Eng. M.V.R.Perera Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:26 AM

    Our President was elected for a 6 year period it is hoped he will complete his job in 4 years including bringing a national policy for energy such that we will get the least priced electricity in the world

    dalubanda Friday, 10 April 2015 06:56 PM

    President appointed by the people

    Rez Friday, 10 April 2015 06:56 PM

    You better pack your bag and go to Norway

    Mason Saturday, 11 April 2015 07:56 PM

    BBS General Secretary appears not to know the meaning of Anarchy. It was so under the Rajapakse regime, which the BBS fully supported.The Country is gradually becoming better do not feel jealous about it, because organizations of your type do not have a place in good society.It is you who guys who will have to pack your bags or more correctly shut your mouths Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:08 PM

    Why MR wanted the two years early

    mohamed Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:14 PM

    Why did MR looses is not for the danger of the country

    Damien Friday, 10 April 2015 07:02 PM

    I as a Christian is totally against BBS but I commend the their here for saying the truth this President must leave as he has failed miserably. MR was 1000 times better

    Syria Friday, 10 April 2015 07:06 PM

    yes BBS should go body cares them...selling the religion like nothing..if load Buddha will come he will ran for life.

    Gobba Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:54 AM

    If world sees Buddhism through HIM, then Buddhism would RUN AWAY FROM THE WORLD!!!! What a sad and idiotic comment.Hope that you are not a BUddhist.

    Niru Friday, 10 April 2015 07:16 PM

    For our two legged goats, a thug is a leader with strong personality while a decent ruler is a "pambaya".

    Sarojini Rajapakse Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:20 PM

    This guy talks through his hat and is creating division amongst the Lankans, be it Buddhists, Hindus, or christians we are all Sri Lankans. this fellow is nuts and he is taking cover by the yellow robes to prevent himself of being arrested and is awaiting court charge es against him on many cases. He is not talking like a monk. As Late Sir John said these fellows should be confined to the remote only and should not take to active politics as the religion does not preach a division in humanity.

    FamineBird AroundDA Temples Friday, 10 April 2015 07:34 PM

    Regime famine bird visiting all temples nowadays and pussing sihalala community behind and.....So the best example is Ganasara. MR needs an other destruction among the communities

    Saman Friday, 10 April 2015 07:36 PM

    This dude is the ultimate Troll.

    Dave Friday, 10 April 2015 07:42 PM

    This is the guy who contributed most to send mahinda home.. is he a friend of Mahinda or foe

    OMG Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:42 PM

    The essence of Buddhism is renouncing the world and attaining eternal bliss.

    best Friday, 10 April 2015 07:47 PM

    This is a sinhala Buddhist country and BBS must be allowed to govern the country as he is a true Buddhist. The world can see Buddhism throuhg him.

    OMG Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:43 PM

    When this guy sees no hope with MR, he now is trying to create trouble for MS.

    Mailman Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:49 PM

    Doesnt the BBS see that they have just become jokers. via DM Android App

    sam Silva Saturday, 11 April 2015 01:06 PM

    Mr BBS- we have seen enough of your frolics- Hiding behind the sacred Sivura, your vulgar behaviour is a disgrace to Buddhists. Many video clips bear witness to who you really are.You are not following Buddhist principles- your body shows you are overweight- how come - 2 meals or 3 -4 meals a day?

    Devin Saturday, 11 April 2015 01:22 PM

    Why shut him up; let him enjoy his freedom of speech, while everyone else gets to know him a bit better by the day :-)

    Lara Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:23 PM

    This is a difficult question to undestand was he for Mahinda or Ranil or for some other agent. - This how powerful countries fix developing countries. Libiya was developing - what happend finally- Did this monk ever scoled Ranil ??? why- Was he set to messup countries to play double game so that country will never develop. you decide guys !!!!!. All these guys are destryoing our mother land and future of our children

    johan Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:27 PM

    This fellow is unable wag his tail so he is barking.Very soon he will be behind the bars

    Teacher Sunday, 12 April 2015 08:01 PM

    This man must be derived.. He is the biggest enemy of Buddhism n peace of Sri Lanka. He must not be considered as a monk rather Sinhala Buddhists must stop this terrorist.

    Common man Saturday, 11 April 2015 02:01 PM

    We are already reaping the benefit of voting in this government: like increased salaries, and reduced cost of every item. And most importantly we are happy to see Sri Lanka saved from becoming a Chinese colony. The Chinese built everything as a part of their grand military base. Port, airport and convention center in the middle of nowhere is clearly for some other use other than civilian. The highway is to transfer troops to the existing airport and port in Colombo in case of emergencies. The power plant is to make sure power is not interrupted. And the port city is the command center where no one is allowed to enter. THINK!! .

    Mcmb Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:32 PM

    Interesting they have managed to come soFar and yet no one as the backbone to oppose Them yet Yes very soon some one with backbone will Show them what they have Matter of time

    jude Sunday, 12 April 2015 09:33 AM

    This Ven. Man talking big hiding behind the robe???!!

    Aruna Sunday, 12 April 2015 08:57 PM

    This monk is correct. Mythri needs to act.

    Citizen Saturday, 11 April 2015 02:35 PM

    At last someone has the courage to tell it.

    Coconut Republic Saturday, 11 April 2015 02:38 PM

    Arrest under hate speech, insulting Buddhism, insulting the the president and creating kola very acts. Mr President and Mr Prime minister, over to you

    Abraham Saturday, 11 April 2015 10:06 PM

    Actually the new constitution allows President to stay up to 5 years. One year is reduced.

    Nirmali Rambukpotha Sunday, 12 April 2015 11:49 AM

    Why does a Buddhist country allow this man to shame Buddhism? why ? cannot ordinary right thinking Buddhists assert them selves and ask for his removal and stop insulting Buddhism and turning people away from it.

    Hamlet Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:31 PM

    This man and his BBS, are being funded by the West. The Weapons Manufacturers have to keep their factories up and running.It is in their Interest to start Wars and Insurrections around the World, using Tools like Gnanasara for their nefarious Purposes.

    clifford Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:07 PM

    Yes you can open your mouth as there is no way to rob peoples money now. There is no way of getting your share now as the President and the Prime Minister are keen of creating a clean and just society. Why are you not talking about all the corruption that had taken place in this country during the previous regime.

    tuan Monday, 13 April 2015 01:27 AM

    BBS jokers....

    lawry Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:35 PM

    Can I borrow hyour back bone?

    Lover-of-Peace Saturday, 11 April 2015 07:59 AM

    Dogs bark but the caravan moves forward !!!

    Gamini Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:21 PM

    Are you buddhist monk or Terrist like TaleibanMuslim rebel.

    dulan Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:42 PM

    We need a President with a conscious not one with a backbone

    shamon Saturday, 11 April 2015 08:08 AM

    Govt should make it illegal for monks and all religious leaders to engage in politics. via DM Android App

    Liswom Saturday, 11 April 2015 03:45 PM

    This man destroyed Mahinda and is now talking rubbish.

    Cobra Saturday, 11 April 2015 08:19 AM

    Mervyn is no more and Wimal is on the way out and into the breach steps in BBS. Cheers!!!

    Sunil Saturday, 11 April 2015 08:36 AM

    Dnt be racist (best)

    Palitha Saturday, 11 April 2015 04:01 PM

    Every Sri Lankan with a common sense knows China has built everything for their own use. The Hambantota port, airport and convention center in the middle of nowhere is the ideal setting for a grand military base. The highway which connects Hambantota to the existing airport and port in Colombo is to be used in case of emergencies. The port city is supposed to contain the command center. The Puttalam power plant is to make sure they have continuous power. And they have paid 4 times the value of these projects to MR to make sure Sri Lanka will never be able to repay the loans so that they could take over these facilities when we default.

    Lakshan Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:56 PM

    Let the big mouth and his party contest G:E and lets see how many seat, he can obtain

    Lakshman De Silva Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:39 AM

    Ven Nandasara is completely correct. Sirisena had failed and definitely not a statesman

    neely Saturday, 11 April 2015 08:36 AM

    Look at his hair cut he is ruining our religion such a nasty monk does not suit for a sasane we should chase this man soon

    Kamal Perera Saturday, 11 April 2015 08:53 AM

    You have to return back your robe and go home!

    mack Saturday, 11 April 2015 08:52 AM

    is he high on something via DM Android App

    kamal perera Saturday, 11 April 2015 08:56 AM

    So, go and start a country in an Island already MR owned with robbed money.

    Push Saturday, 11 April 2015 04:27 PM

    BBS Secretary must go home without insulting the religion, before President Maithripala Sirisena goes home.

    Anbu nenjen Monday, 13 April 2015 06:56 AM


    mackiealim97 Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:08 AM

    it is because of you, yahapalanaya government of maithiripaala sirisena came to power. had you not taken the laws in your hand, and set fire to kaluthura and its superbs, had you not gone against muslims to loot their shops and tortured their families, had you not kindled fire and division between buddhaagama and islaamic aagama - which lord buddha and prophet muhammad preached humanity - harmony among all religions, tolerance of following everyone his own religion - this might not have happenned. so wait for the next election. divide and rule policy of British is a bygone thing. "Sri Lanka is for all people under the sky". if you have this sense in mind you too can become the president of this beautiful nation.

    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 12 April 2015 01:47 PM

    From my school days in the forties I have never observed a gentleman in politics like President Maithripala Sirisena

    Gafa Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:22 AM

    Must stop giving fee food to PANSAL for people like this man. too much oil in body (THELLER). please get lost.What politic for dirty clergy like this man, shame to other Buddhist monks too.

    Waco Sunday, 12 April 2015 02:05 PM

    As per the news, 450 Navy personals have been moved from Trinco: to Boossa Camp. The part of the land occupied by the Navy in Trico: distributed among the people. Trinco: is the most important Habour in Sri Lanka. Where are we heading to. The president must step down.

    Tikiri Monday, 13 April 2015 07:11 AM

    You are 100% correct. I agree.

    sad Sunday, 12 April 2015 02:12 PM

    we need to de robe these scumbags first via DM Android App

    Sri Wickrama Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:48 AM

    Yes, he was better at corruptions, nepotism,curbing media freedom, interfering with judiciary etc, etc.

    Peter Saturday, 11 April 2015 05:14 PM

    Yes please bring back MR and run Sri Lankan airlines to ground.Supply air-hostesses to Namal. Deposit money in Dubai bank accounts

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:52 AM

    Correct, BBS seems to create problems either this evil force should be banned or all these idiots should be sent behind bars.

    Jaliya Monday, 13 April 2015 07:42 AM

    Religion has no place in politics. It is best to allow the new Govt to do their job and the monk to attend the religious events. The Buddhism I was born with does not advocate selection of one Government or the other or one person vs the other. It is completely wrong for a religious figure to call Mr. Sirisena has no backbone. May I insinuate the monk it is not the backbone you need to have, you do not need to be a bonehead to govern the country. The facts are simple and easy to understand, the people of SL elected a new president to lead the country in an entirely different direction. Citizens of SL were tired of destitution, corruption and nepotism. The CID branch of police is overwhelmed with complains, The fraud investigation bureau is up-to their ears. A 100 day program may take 150 days to execute and we need to be a bit more tolerant for complete results. The current Govt is attempting to restore civilization, rule of law and lead us to a united country not a divided country.

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:55 AM

    BBS are the real trouble makers, but the public knows about it and no one cares for these idiot.

    Wise observer Thursday, 16 April 2015 02:20 PM

    you can talk because now there is freedom..If you had said something against MR when he was in be thankful to MS

    Bubble Banda Saturday, 11 April 2015 09:58 AM

    They are not proclaiming the Buddhism but enjoying the Luxury Life.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 11 April 2015 10:02 AM

    IGP, this fellow should be arrested and punished as he is pointing his finger at our Hon. President.

    Gratiaen. Saturday, 11 April 2015 10:02 AM

    I think this Thera of the BBS should be appointed President of Sri Lanka. He will run the country very smoothly. Only problem is it will take some time!(Tikak welaa yai)

    Dinu Friday, 10 April 2015 06:07 PM

    Someone needs to shut this big mouth Thera up once and for all!

    Bimbisara Friday, 10 April 2015 06:08 PM

    This will not help MR in his come back campaign...

    Sri Lankan Friday, 10 April 2015 06:09 PM

    He is against or for MR ?

    Weer Friday, 10 April 2015 06:10 PM

    President cannot do with the mahida jokers in parliament. parliment shall dissolved and go for the election soon.

    Anura Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:12 AM

    ගොනෙක් තප්පුලෑවාට කන්දක් කඩා වැටේද?

    Horri Jimonis Saturday, 11 April 2015 10:13 AM

    Very soon you will have to pack the bags and go to the Jail.

    Fair N Square Friday, 10 April 2015 06:13 PM

    He is jumping up n down like a monkey anticipating no action would take place in regard to his foul mouth that has deteriorated and crumbling the fabric of the society. He is full of hatred and is a paid agent of certain forces... He has to be taken to task or else MS may be at the receiving end like what happened to Mr Bandaranayake.. He along with Dilantha should be caged... for teh country to prosper..

    Bidu Friday, 10 April 2015 06:13 PM

    Nanasara does not have any right to request the president to pack the bag and go. Tell your boss mahida not to interfere in the countries affairs and he is lost the election. Allow the president to run the country!

    Hamlet Saturday, 11 April 2015 06:47 PM

    Our national Anthem says:-"Prema Vadaa Saema Bedha Duraerala,Yamu, Yamu, vee nopamaa"This man and His BBS is trying to create just the Opposite!;-

    ANTON Friday, 10 April 2015 06:15 PM


    J Palitha Saturday, 11 April 2015 10:16 AM

    Arrest him for this statement. This fellow is backed by Weerawansa now, those days Gotta.

    Jayasingha Friday, 10 April 2015 06:16 PM

    You put MR in trouble and now starting the second step. Did you see ege wayiraya when you roam in laymans disguise ?

    Phil Friday, 10 April 2015 06:19 PM

    The BBS is the brain child of Gota!

    Hiruna Saturday, 11 April 2015 10:39 AM

    Pinwatha,dwesha nokaranna,Maithriyama pathuruwnna Wira nokaranna,Dharmaye hessirenna.Berinam siuru herayanna

    Sylvia Haik Saturday, 11 April 2015 07:25 PM

    No, President Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera has a nice ring to it.

    Premalal Friday, 10 April 2015 06:26 PM

    Looks like he had attended a late night party.

    Waco Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:03 AM

    Very correct, the President must resign. The Country is in danger. Already two of the retired Army Officers have been sacrificed.

    Sri Lankans Friday, 10 April 2015 06:35 PM

    Pack your bags and leave: All Sri Lankans tell Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera!

    Palitha Friday, 10 April 2015 06:38 PM

    Kate Masuran Sadu, Sadu...

    Buddhadasa Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:11 AM

    best, we are not a theocracy, we are a democracy.

    Amara Friday, 10 April 2015 06:42 PM

    of course should kick to his ass while carry the bag

    Gamarala Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:17 AM

    Any country that separates religion and governance thrives. Immediately religion comes in, the countries fall apart. Good examples are Pakistan, Iran etc. All Secular states do well. Good examples are USA, UK, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany etc. When religion is brought into governance the country falls apart. Keep out this rabid BBS as far away from government as possible for the sake of communal and religious harmony of this country.

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