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I respond to Gnanasara Thera because he is a politician: Dilan

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The reason for responding to Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was that he was considered a political leader, SLFP Spokesman and Minister Dilan Perera said.

“I was not talking about the Asgiriya Chapter but about a political party. Ven. Gnanasara Thera was in a political party and contested the 2015 Parliamentary Elections but failed. I respect Buddhist monks” he said while addressing the media during the SLFP media briefing at the party headquarters today.

When a political issue was raised by a Buddhist monk, who was in a political party, I should respond on the political issue. I have never insulted Ven. Gnanasara Thera But he insulted me reminding all animals except the lion. But I did not respond out of compassion.

“I have no hard feelings against the Asgiriya Chapter and my stance over Ven. Gnanasara Thera also remains the same,” Minister Perera said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)


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  • THRONE Friday, 23 June 2017 10:17 AM

    Wonder if the "Sabha" would have that ordered that due respect be given to our Idol Ganasara ( if he was elected to Parliament) by .placing him at a higher elevated throne (seat covered with cloth) than the Speaker of the house

    LONG HAUL Friday, 23 June 2017 02:58 PM

    That my dear Tony, is a LONG HAUL (.a prolonged and difficult effort or task.)..

    TONY Friday, 23 June 2017 11:54 AM

    THE MAHA SANGA SHOULD DE-ROBE GNANASARA FOR HIS DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT

    Bubble Banda Friday, 23 June 2017 11:05 AM

    Mr. Dilan, the entire nation watched how Ven. Gnanasara Thera was dashing you with filth, now its your turn, somehow talk to President and keep this fellow behind bars.

    J Palitha Friday, 23 June 2017 11:02 AM

    Dilan, don't give up your run until Gnanasara is put into the cell.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 23 June 2017 10:58 AM

    Yes, Minister Dilan is a decent gentleman he never bows down for any evil - example: Boru Sobana Gnanasara.

    One Shot Ranjan Friday, 23 June 2017 10:56 AM

    Mr. Dilan, you are really a gentleman, despite of Ven. Gnanasara Thero scolded you using dirty filth, you tolerated and still you respect him, but honestly he should remove his rope and grow his hair like a rowdy.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 23 June 2017 10:51 AM

    Not only naming you with all wild animals but also Gnanasara used bad filth, which a monk should not utter.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 23 June 2017 10:49 AM

    Minister Dilan, being a Buddhist Monk getting into the politics is also a crime.

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 23 June 2017 10:25 AM

    Well said. Also remove the Venerable title, this bugger does not deserve it because of his behavior

    Selvyn Thursday, 22 June 2017 05:56 PM

    No doubt Dilan is a man of principle. He knows how to deal with an indecent person. via DM Android App

    COBRA IN PARLIAMENT Friday, 23 June 2017 10:12 AM

    IF THE COBRA ENABLED GANASARA TO ENTER PARLIAMENT ( god forbid ) and DiyawannaVahini was also in operation ) we would have been treated to the Sri Lankan Version ( of London Weekend Television's) of: "MIND YOUR LANGUAGE" ! (Choice Language at that )

    Kadiya Friday, 23 June 2017 08:06 AM

    And Prabhakjaran should be considered a better politician!!!

    Don Friday, 23 June 2017 06:25 AM

    When a monk insults others and behaves in a manner unbecoming of a monk treat him as such. via DM Android App

    COBRA Friday, 23 June 2017 06:03 AM

    Thanks for bringing the 'COBRA" into the limelight again. As for me, this election symbol along with ghanasara was forgotten. Yes of course - the chap contested - and obtained a resounding ( I almost said VICTORY" ) slap from the voters.

    Raz Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:31 PM

    I am surprised to see one brave politician who has the guts to speak frankly. Sir you are indeed brave. via DM Android App

    Make us proud Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:31 PM

    Dilan - good response for the cobra candidate. You have made all right thinking people proud - A quote attributed to Henry Kissinger is very appropriate -- “Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.”

    JIM Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:40 PM

    VEN. GNANASARA HAS CHAMPIONED AT ADDRESSING THE GALLERY.FOR ONCE I AGREE WITH DILAN PERERA'S REASONING. YOU HAVE COME OUT A WINNER BY LEAGUES. GOOD JOB.

    kumar (galf) Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:19 PM

    Yes sir You did it well, do not bow-down your head to evil corrupted men who comes with a yellow robe.m

    Arnold Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:14 PM

    First and foremost all humans are equal no matter what color, creed or dress he is wearing. First we should address this inequality.


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