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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today said the Buddha Sasana Ministry should be brought under the purview of Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to protect Buddhism.

BBS General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero told a news conference that the Buddha Sasana Ministry was currently performing a poor service in protecting the Buddha Sasanaya and observed that the time had come to take a decision in this regard.

Gnanasara Thera said it could be recommended that the Defence Secretary should be given the responsibility of the Buddha Sasana since he was a person the BBS trusted.

Addressing a joint press conference organised by the BBS and Sihala Rawaya organisation regarding the self-immolation of Bowatte Indrarathana Thera, the BBS General Secretary further said Sinhala Buddhists should awake and be committed to fulfil the aspirations of the Buddhist monk who sacrificed his life for the nation. He further said within a period of one week, the BSS would take a decision regarding the Ministry of Buddha Sasana which is currently performing a poor service to Buddhists and the Buddha Sasanaya.

“We cannot expect an effective service from the Ministry of Buddha Sasana in protecting Buddhism. It has come to the status of a multi-religious Ministry that ignores the real issues of Sinhala Buddhists,” he said.

 Meanwhile, the BBS called upon President Mahinda Rajapaksa to convene a discussion with all Ministers to discuss the issues relating to the Sinhala Buddhists. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)


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  • sahdi Monday, 27 May 2013 04:32 AM

    Why this BBS not talking about WINE shops........!

    sundram Monday, 27 May 2013 08:39 AM

    Because they must get "Dutch Courage" to fight

    hb Monday, 27 May 2013 02:54 AM

    I hope highly venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero would immolate him self to make his point throgh

    Ranga Tuesday, 28 May 2013 03:03 PM

    muted!

    citzen Silva Monday, 27 May 2013 04:56 AM

    They know he will wipe out these radical groups

    Dinesh Monday, 27 May 2013 05:02 AM

    Why president is not good enough....

    GasGemba Monday, 27 May 2013 04:57 AM

    Hey do not mix up tings babies don't drink wine..?

    Nanasira Monday, 27 May 2013 05:04 AM

    what a joker this guy is turning up to be..

    tony Monday, 27 May 2013 12:36 PM

    BBS GOING BEYOND THE DHAMMA

    hb Monday, 27 May 2013 05:16 AM

    That's because most of the wine shops are either owened by politicians of the ruling party or their henchmen

    AAAA Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:13 AM

    We can't understand why bbs are under estimate our president, Prime minister and all ministers, Gota only a secretary to ministry. There are more than 100 secretaries to ministries like Gota Only Gota is brother of president But more powerful is Namal not only son of president also member of parliament Bbs going behind Gota. All good people are with. Namal and our president Bbs wrong track everyday Bbs have defence secretary. But every body have education secretary and 99 secretaries. Hoooo. Hoooo hoooo hu. Hu. Hu. Hu hooooooooooopooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    nalaka Monday, 27 May 2013 03:52 AM

    First the BUS people wanted him how these BBS :)

    Insaf Monday, 27 May 2013 05:45 AM

    Why president is mute?

    mohamed Monday, 27 May 2013 05:51 AM

    BBS overwhelming and think they can do anything but they dont know world is watching them.

    Sumanthi Monday, 27 May 2013 04:31 AM

    They want protection from the Ministry of Defense while they go about trying to Resurrect a war through some of their comments.

    Vijith Fernando Monday, 27 May 2013 11:28 PM

    Bad move or idea do not mix. look at it broader views.

    Will Monday, 27 May 2013 06:04 AM

    If Buddism is a fantastic religion! Why do they need protection? From whom do they need protection?


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