Who is manipulating the Ven Gnanasara Thero & BBS?
Posted on June 17th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge

No situation happens in isolation. Every aspect has a historical origin and every scene has a geopolitical purpose. Without understanding these realities it is difficult to comprehend the scale of the problem. Firstly, we need to understand that there is a systematic and calculated plan to denigrate Buddhists/Theravada Buddhism with the ultimate intent to displace its sacred and historical place and role from its protection/preservation status mandated by the Sri Lankan constitution. Secondly, we need to understand that governments are mere pawns of a larger scheme that thrives in using divide and rule tactics of which the technique of ethnic & communal disharmony is one. Third is the fact that political leaders, groups, and other players are puppets in the hands of political wheeler dealing pimps whose strings are pulled by external forces & their intelligence wings!

In developing countries in particular those that are geopolitically sensitive, national movements are immediately infiltrated and schemes are devised to play a dual role – galvanizing groups to create bloc vote bases picking up themes and issues that are contentious and guaranteed to create tensions at the press of emotional buttons.   It is in this scenario that we must approach the role of Gnanasara thero & the Bodu Bala Sena movement as well as a host of other racial leaders & their racially based political movements. Nothing takes place in isolation and our quest is to discover the grand scheme of things and who are actually pulling the strings & the political brokers at play!

The validity of the points they raise can be and need to be taken up separately. So our quest is to ponder why BBS was created, by whom & what the multiple objectives expected to be achieved by its creation.

On the one hand BBS was used to galvanize a growing number of disheartened Buddhists who had no one to speak on behalf of them, then on another footing it had a strong spokesman fearlessly using his mouth like an AK 47 on all and sundry

This immediately takes us to the Hindu Hari Krishna Movement which became infiltrated by the CIA and the Russians declared Hari Krishna cloaks hide CIA daggers”. Therefore, it is certainly anyone’s guess as to how far the BBS had been infiltrated and who is pulling the strings and how far Sri Lanka’s immediate neighbor is associated with this endeavor!

Gnanasara thero arguably is one of the most vociferous Buddhist thero’s in Sri Lanka – knowledgeable, well read, gift of the gab, excellent debater and one who does not mince his words. Such a personality would make any politician crumble in fear if dared to expose their shortcomings and he has certainly left many politicians embarrassed!

As far as the thero’s history is concerned he was originally part of the Sihala Urumaya and close associate of Minister Champaka Ranawaka an equally talented orator. The Sihala Urumaya was launched in April 2000 & contested the general elections in October 2000 and polled 127,000 votes. The eventual outcome of the Sihala Urumaya will enable people to understand the scheming involved.

Sihala Urumaya was a party that galvanized all Sinhalese (Buddhists & Christians) who loved the nation and were against separatism by any form. That unity was quickly broken by carrying out a campaign to humiliate and ridicule the much respected S L Gunasekera claiming he was not Buddhist and should not use the one seat Sihala Urumaya had to enter parliament. Thilak Karunaratne entered and SL Gunasekera left the party in disgust and so did many others. Who took the SU for a ride? Who devised schemes to humiliate the Buddhist monks? Who are devising the schemes using elements that represent the Buddhist majority, the results of which are meant to leave public condemning them? Who are behind these master plans?

Despite the absence of late S L Gunasekera, it is important that we ponder as to how far NMAT brains put their organizers to negatively influence the SU election campaign.  Not too many voters were happy with the hate speeches made by Champaka Ranawaka that now many say was to actually neutralize ‘Sinhala’ sentiment. SLG in fact implied that NMAT had stabbed him & NMAT comprised Champaka R, Sujith Akkarawita, Kamall Deshapriya, Asoka Abeygunawardena, Atureliya Ratana & Udahamulle Sri Vimala (Sunday Times 22 Oct 2000 page2) That same year the Daily News & Island papers reported of Prof. Indraratne being assaulted at his house by Ratana, Champaka and Sujith Akkarawita. Both Champaka and Ratana are architects of Janatha Mithuro and this group joined S B Dissanayake and Mangala Samaraweera in 1991 to form the Ratavesi Peramuna. In 1994 they worked closely & intimately for Mangala Samaraweera in Matara. Note the connections and how they had been propped to be models for the Sri Lankan public over the years? What role did the intelligence wing of our immediate neighbor play in the scheme of things?

It was in September 2003 at the Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya Ven. Gangodawila Soma Thera proposed that the government be asked to pass legislation against conversions  Less than 4 months later he passed away and soon afterwards the Sihala Urumaya evolved into Jathika Hela Urumaya in February 2004 and Ven. Galaboatte Gnanasara thero was one of the Buddhist monks associated with its inception.

Who was the brains behind putting Buddhist monks among the den of political lions knowing the likely outcome? 2004 became the watershed of Theravada Buddhism. The entry into politics was a very calculated move. In the meanwhile, Mangala Samaraweera helped secure the SLFP-JVP alliance shortly before that. At the 2004 elections UPFA-JVP alliance secured 105 seats, JHU 9 seats, UNP 82 seats. Be it 2004 or 2015 who is the architect of these alliances & who helps him forge these alliances at crucial junctures?

Can we not see a pattern? To identify the patterns and identify the perpetrators it is important that we identify the beneficiaries for no perpetrator will become party to something that puts them at a disadvantage. It is also important to identify the external elements that are steering the local groups and their leaders.

Take for example 1983 riots – the hyped premise is that Sinhalese attacked Tamils. It is a totally false assumption. Sinhalese to this day are being chagrined falsely. But who took advantage from it – India, RAW and Tamil politicians. This incident enabled India to force Sri Lanka to sign the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord in 1987 and the 13a and secure Trincomalee Harbor. UNP became a lame duck in that exercise. UNP has been used as a lame duck every time it has come to power to advance the agendas in particular beneficial to our immediate neighbor, India.

It is noticeable how some key players keep jumping from one party to the other, creating parties and using parties to generate public sentiment – whether it is anti-Buddhist, anti-Tamil, anti-Muslim, anti-Christian etc. What we need to at this moment in time realize is that those who are steering these ‘anti’ slogan venoms are all in turn steered by another group of people who decides what they say, how they say it and when they say it. Which is why we see all of a sudden leaders of group take up an issue and go on a verbal rampage, then another group counters and both build up public to defend themselves. This tactic has worked well and has divided people beyond repair, unless people begin to realize the manipulations by their neighbor Sri Lanka is doomed.

It is into this scheme of things that we must place the said Ven. Galaboatte Gnanasara thero who has been an integral member & is probably been used as the ‘voice’ of the grievances of the Buddhists but functions as a loose cannon wherein no one knows what he may really upto. However, someone more powerful must be pulling his strings. Who is it?

Having left the JHU, Ven. Galaboatte Gnanasara thero joined the Bhikkshu front of the UNP and campaigned for present PM at the 2005 Presidential elections, thereafter he campaigned for the former Army commander Sarath Fonseka at the 2010 Presidential elections. Both times for a UNP candidate.

What needs to be also highlighted is that the decision to field Buddhist monks in politics by JHU handlers certainly calculated to divide the confidence the people had in the Maha Sangha, since ancient times the two forces that have held the country together has been the Maha Sangha and the Armed Forces.

Therefore, by engaging Buddhists monks into politics they became victims of political pimps like the JHU lot and their puppeteers who were versatile masters in making political deals and ruthless sellouts.

Never before in the history of this country have we seen Buddhist monks been arrested the way it is being done now, handcuffed and jailed in public humiliation. These are hurtful to the many Buddhists who still value the Theravada Buddhist teachings. To cover their tracks they tapped respectable Buddhist monks who were clueless as to the real agendas. The launch of ‘Sithamu’ (Sinhala/Thamil/Muslim) is said to be using Norwegian funding. Today, we see the outfit trying to boost the present Justice Minister to be the beacon of the Buddhists and every day a new script is being written.

In recapping matters, what needs to be understood is that even in the case of Aluthgama, the beneficiaries were not the Sinhalese! But it was planned to ensure the Sinhala Buddhists became the scapegoats. Ven Gnanasara Thero is certainly neither the representative of the Buddhists, the Buddha, the Maha Sangha or the Dhamma. But, whoever is steering the group is facilitating international attention to shine against Sinhala Buddhists while enabling the theme of communal violence to hit the papers.

This is the same scenario planned during another UNP rule in 1983 where the supposed victims were the Tamils, this time it is the Muslims but in reality it will be the Sinhala Buddhists who are actually being targeted. Even the fiasco created in the Homagama courts resulted in delaying bail for the intelligence officers!

We do not need pseudo patriots wearing Made in India clothing! Many of these are now peddling the federalism, devolution and similar slogans all to serve the advantage of our neighbor!

Therefore it is imperative that all the communities identify the wood from the trees!

We are well aware of the scheme of things, the players and those pulling the strings. We have no regard for Buddhist monks entering politics who are falling victims to political gay pimps and their masters across the Palk Strait, thereby degrading the sacred robe they are wearing.

The place of the Buddhist clergy is enshrined in history where they took a very apolitical role and advised the Kings on what was good for the nation, national security and the welfare of the people. We abhor these entities who are on contract to humiliate the great philosophy that we are proud to be disciples of. We will also not forgive those that are riding on the Buddhist card to play a hypocritical role for they will be cursed and have to pay for this karma.

The future of opportunist parties like the JHU manipulated by foreign forces and their gay agents, lies in the hands of the Buddhist voters who must refuse to be manipulated by leaders pretending to be standing for the rights of the Buddhists with the intent of using the Buddhist vote to come into power.

Contractors like the BBS and Ven Gnanasara thero emerge from the anomalies in the political system.

The behavior and actions of Ven Gnanasara thero or Champika and their controversial links to the neighrbor CANNOT erase the validity of his accusations which HAS TO BE investigated and remedial actions taken.

The accusations made by Gnanasara thero regarding ancient Buddhist sites in the North & East being systematically destroyed was confirmed by UNP Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam in Parliament.  To be fair by Gnanasara thero, it is pertinent to ask why sections of the media hounding for the arrest of the thero citing racism and hate speech are silent over other forms of racism and extremism in the country which are far more detrimental and disproportionately higher than that which the thero is accused of.   

We are in a very dangerous terrain. Powerful Ministers in power are flogging ethno-religious politics and have successfully created resentments and hatred among the masses which in time to come even they will not be able to control. These are factors that the peace-loving people of all communities need to seriously address and devise ways to counter without expecting political involvement.

Shenali D Waduge

24 Responses to “Who is manipulating the Ven Gnanasara Thero & BBS?”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Thank you for the article Shenali.

    BBS is now exposed. However, Dr Dilantha seems to be away from the controversial things blamed on the BBS.

    The baby must not be thrown with the bath water. BBS has pointed out genuine grievances of Buddhists that must be addressed. Throw the bat water, not the baby.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Agree with Dilrook, throw out the bath water, not the baby!

  3. Senerath Says:

    The baby-bath analogy does not fit.

    Let me forward a better one.
    The baby, ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ is sick. The mother is ignorant of few evil forces (various step fathers) making the baby sick. She sleeps with the evil forces. There is only one indicator that the baby is sick is the ‘fever’ (=Gnanasara Thero).
    Shall we keep on giving Panadol until the baby dies ?
    We need the natural father to come forward NOW to get rid of step fathers and rehabilitate the mother.

  4. Senerath Says:

    Dear Editor,
    Please give Gnanasara Thero to express his views too.
    Regardless of this one person “killing of the baby” continues.
    Listen to him here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzJnNuBG1s8

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    NOT everything he says may not be TRUE but what choice do we have? IF we stop him NO ONE will come forward to take up these things. Then what?

    EVERY politician including MR now treats Gnanasara thero as a FUGITIVE. Each of them try to GUESS where he is “hiding”.

    What have they done to SAVE Buddhist temples? Nothing!

    My3 should be praised for RIDICULING BS allegations that 166 Christian churches have been attacked in the last few years.

  6. janakic Says:

    If anyone had seen the film ‘The Viceroy’s House’ would see the same scenario
    played out in India to partition India and Pakistan. Jinna, the leader of the Muslims, and Churchill planned the division behind everyone’s back. Unknown to Jinna the motive of Churchill was to have access to oil and coast of West Pakistan through Karachchi, in the event of a division. Jinna of course wanted to be the Head of both West and East Pakistan and generated communal riots to convince the British public that the division was necessary for communal harmony. Both Nehru and Gandhi were against the division. Ultimately the division was implemented to reconcile communal riots. This was the biggest genocide in history with 12 million people dead in the process of moving to the respective communal divisions.
    In Sri Lanka too the current BBS actions are not unknown to Govt. Neither the President or PM has brought in constructive strategies to arrest the current situation except blaming the opposition for the unrest. It is a means of convincing people that the division of the country is necessary for sanhidiyawa between the communities, to divide the Sinhala vote, in case a referendum.
    Of late the Tamils are very supportive of Muslims to achieve their Elam goal. If there are communal riots these days the West can be called upon under R2P (Right to Protect) provision. The UN officials were briefed of the ground situation during PM’s visit to America. PM also got the assurance of support from US/UN to implement constitutional changes required for reconciliation ASAP. Sinhala Buddhists need to understand this scenario and be calm and focus on defeating the referendum if it is brought in.

  7. Christie Says:

    Thanks Shenali. Who is funding our politicians? It is called Dollar (substitute any currency) Democracy. In Ceylon Socialist politicians like NM. Phillip etc were funded by India and Indian Colonial Parasites (eg. Captains, Handys, Gnnanam, ..jees, ..mals,..manis, ..warans, ..lingams etc). But the Socialists could not win many seats and they were of no use. So India and Indian Colonial Parasites got Banda and formed a party, set the policies and got the job done. Monks played a big part in destroying the then UNP and its leader Sir John Kotalawala. The theme was simple: moral corruption. One monk went around saying how John fed a new born calf from its mother and then roasted it and had a party. The same as Sobitha did and it was Rajapaksa financial corruption.

    The Sinhala politicians are poor and they need money. As I a m typing the cost of a political activist about Rs. 2000 + half a bottle of Spirit + three meals + transport. So who got that kind of money? India and Indian Colonial Parasites.

    Big Dayakaya of BBS boss is a man from Cey-Nor. Norway was a poor country but had well advanced radio and radar technology. India bought a lot of arms those days from Nordic Countries. Remember Bolfor. Solheim is a Norwegian Socialist and India has a good hold of Socialists in the West from the days of Mohandas.

    BBS did a great job in alienating the Muslims and Christians. He was an Hinduthwa Gunda like Hela Urumaya or the J V P.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    Re N&E : Tamil speaking Muslims are of Tamil origin, aren’t they ?

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    Even though I initially agreed with Dilrook’s baby and the bath water characterization of the communal malady afflicting Sri Lsnka, I now think that Senarath’s characterization is more ACCURATE, and like his prescribed remedy MUCH MORE!

    Thank you, Senarath!

  10. Ananda-USA Says:

    Katussa (Lorenzo),

    Yes, our PANA-NATHI JANA-PATHI should be PRAISED for having DONE one thing right in verifying with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith that the allegation of 166 Catholic churches having been attacked is ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE! However, the Cardinal has not yet confirmed Sirisena’s statement independently to the media. That, shall we say, is a CARDINAL SIN!

    Now, our ATHI-GARU President should TAKE THE NEXT STEP before Gnanasara Thero is further demonized and arrested: verify whether the Thero and the BBS is responsible for the ALLEGED attacks against Muslim mosques.

    I strongly suspect that these DIRTY TRICKS are being ORCHESTRATED by the SAME FORCES that DEMONIZED the MR/UPFA GOSL and ENGINEERED a REGIME CHANGE on Jan 8, 2015.

    Will the AYHI-GARU Aiyooooo Sirisena, the PRINCIPAL BENEFICIARY of that REGIME CHANGE, ever do that?

    If you believe that SIRISENA WILL DO HIS DUTY on that issue, I have a highly profitable offer for you: I would like to sell you the Verrazano Narrows bridge in New York for a DIRT-CHEAP ROCK-BOTTOM GIVEAWAY PRICE!

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    “We need the natural father to come forward NOW to get rid of step fathers and rehabilitate the mother.”

    WELL SAID!

    Actually Senevi, the baby is SICK because the stepfathers abuse him.

    Now who is the natural father of SINHALE?

    MILITARY AND SANGHA.

    Now don’t shy away from this reality. This is why only a MILITARY SANGHA takeover can save SL.

    USA’s entire god’s family is sleeping with Qataris. USA skillfully AVOIDS it. Mys is SAME though their INDIVIDUAL GOOD WORK must be appreciated. RUN-NIL is not worth mentioning. JVP is the same. These are all STEPFATHERS of Sinhale.

  12. Lorenzo Says:

    Once upon a time there was a very wise king by the name Solomon He was the king, army commander, the judge and the jury and the Parliament. Much like Sri Lanka today!

    One day two women came to him claiming ONE baby as theirs. Two mothers, one baby!

    King asked, “Yako, whose son is this?”
    MINE! Screamed both women.
    Then the king asked, “whose son is this?”
    MINE! Screamed both women.

    hmmmm…thought the wise king. He ordered a soldier to cut the baby into half and give each half to each woman.

    Then ONE woman came to the baby’s rescue and stopped the king. She begged to spare the baby.

    So the king found the OWNER of the baby!

    And he hacked the other FAKE mother to death.

    When Norway, UK, India, USA, UNHRC, LTTE, PLOTE, IPKF, Tamil MODA-RATES, etc. tried to CUT SL into halves, who came forward to defend it?

    Minorities?

    (Well VERY few of them DID come forward UNDER the leadership of real owners).

    Singhalese. YES. Like the REAL mother of that baby, Singhalese – the MILITARY and the SANGHA in particular – came forward to defend their baby – Sri Lanka

    That establishes who the REAL OWNER of Sri Lanka is.

    (I know we are not as wise as King Solomon, but we are intelligent enough to get it, aren’t we?)

    Now there is a PLAN to DIVIDE the 3 owners of SL – Singhala people, Buddhist MONKS and the MILITARY. Once the last two are DISABLED, the first becomes powerless anyway.

    Don’t fall into these TRAPS no matter WHO says it.

    BBS IS WRONG on many counts but what alternative do we have??? Does that family care about ISLAMIC invasion of WILPATTU (it happened during their time) or INVADING ancient Buddhist temple sites> NO.

    They hold RAMAZAN PARTIES while the ONLY monk fighting for his LIFE and ancient Buddhist temple sites!!
    Others are worse.

    Some people say CHARMPAKA RANAWAKA behind it. So what??? AT LEAST he is doing something about it than sleep with the perpetrators. IF CHARMPAKA is behind this he is MORE WORTHY of becoming the next PM than those who wine and dine with the perpetrators while MONKS struggle to save their life.

    Don’t turn your HATE for CHARMPAKA RANAWAKA into hating SL.
    Don’t turn your LOVE for KP into hating SL.

  13. Senerath Says:

    Ganasara Thero wirtes to Divayina…

    සිංහල බෞද්ධ අනන්‍යතාවයේ අවසානය සඳහා ඔවුහු ක්‍රම දෙකක්‌ අනුගමනය කරති. පළමුව සවිඥානක බෞද්ධ සමාජයේ සිවුවනක්‌ පිරිස විඥාන දූෂණයෙන් හා සංස්‌කෘතික සංහාරයෙන්ද, සිංහල බෞද්ධ තරුණ තරුණියන් මෙන්ම තරුණ භික්‌ෂුන් වහන්සේද ඇද වැටෙන විවිධ උගුල් ඇටවීමෙන්ද මේ කාර්යය සඳහා වෙර දරති. දෙවනුව ක්‌ෂණික නිවන් සිහිනයක්‌ පෙන්නා උග්‍ර වෘතයන් සමාදන් වන පිරිසක්‌ බවට ප්‍රබුද්ධ තරුණ සමාජම පත් කර සමාජයේ සාමාන්‍ය පැවැත්ම හා ක්‍රියාකාරීත්වය, එනම් නිෂ්පාදනය, පෝෂණය, ප්‍රජනනය අකර්මන්‍ය කිරීම සිදුවේ.

    Translation goes like,

    “They use two methods to destroy Sinhala-Buddhist itendity. First by trying to corrupt the natural wisdom of Sinhala people by diverting their intersts towards worldly attractions to which they get addicted and our Sinhala Buddhist cultural values get corrupted to an extend that all youth and even the young Bikkhus fall inot these traps. Second method is by showing an ‘instant Nibbana’ method, attarcting young Buddhist to follow difficult precepts and weakening of the essential requisits for the survival of a community, namely production, enrichment and re-production processes of the Sinhala people.”

    Please note that it is impossible for me to match the excellenet way he is communicating in Sinhala and I used my won words ( which he did not use).

  14. Senerath Says:

    He has given some advice to MR&Co too.

    අප ආණ්‌ඩුවේ කොන්ත්‍රාත්කරුවන් යෑයි අර්ථකතන සපයන, විශේෂයෙන්ම විපක්‌ෂ දේශපාලනඥයින්ටද යමක්‌ මතක්‌ කරදිය යුතුව තිබේ. ඒ මහත්වරුන්ට අනුව නම් අප මේ සිදුකරන්නේ රාජ්‍ය පාලනයේ අකටයුතුකම් නොපෙනෙන ලෙසට ජාතිවාදී “ප්‍රබෝධයක්‌” රට තුළ නිර්මාණය කිරීමය. එසේම ඒ මහත්වරුන්ට අනුව රට තුළ දුගී දුප්පත්කම ඉහවහා ගොසිනි. එහෙත් බඩු මිල ඉහළ දැමීමට එරෙහිව පාරට බැස විරෝධතා පන්දම්පාලි පැවැත්වීම සඳහා විසිපස්‌ දෙනකු එක්‌කාසු කරගැනීම ඔවුනට උගහට වී තිබේ. ඒ හේතුව බඩු මිල ඉහළ යැම මිනිසුන්ට නොදැනීම නොවේ. ඊට විරෝධය පෑමට හෝ එක්‌කාසු වීමට තරම්වත් මේ මහත්වරුන්ගේ දේශපාලන භාවිතාවන් ගැන මිනිසුන් තුළ විශ්වාසයක්‌ නොතිබීමය. ඒ ඔවුන්ගේ ඊනියා විරෝධතා පිටුපස දේශපාලන පරමාර්ථයක්‌ ඇති බැවිණි. මිනිසුන් බොදුබල සේනාව වටා එක්‌ වන්නේ අප පිටුපස දේශපාලන යටි අරමුණක්‌ නොමැති බැවින් බව වගකීමෙන් යුතුව පවසමු. එහෙයින් ඊර්ෂ්‍යාපරවශ ලෙස අපගේ ගමන පිළිබඳ ආඩපාළි කියා තම බංකොලොත් භාවය සඟවා ගැනීමටත්, දැනට සුළු වශයෙන් හෝ ඔවුනට ඇති ජනප්‍රියතාව විනාශ කර ගැනීමටත් ඉක්‌මන් නොවීම ප්‍රඥා ගෝචරය.

    What you are doing is telling people that BBS is spreading a racists campaign so that the terrible work of the government is get hidden behind it ( distraction). However you have not able to gather 25 people to protest against rising prices of daily commodities. Reason is not becuase people can sustain high prices but becuase people are aware that everything you are doing is for your political comeback purpose. We would like to state with responsibility that people are rallying behind BBS because we do not have such underlying political agendas. Therefore badmouthing us with jealosy and trying to hide your political bankrupcy, you will let your present popularity get destroyed. Good to be wise enough to understand this.

  15. Dilrook Says:

    Senerath differs in my comparison. In my comparison, the baby refers to genuine Buddhist grievances and the bath water refers to unlawful elements of BBS, etc. that either genuinely or opportunistically aligned to genuine Buddhist grievances.

  16. Ananda-USA Says:

    The name of the Attorney who stated on TV that 166 Catholic Churches were attacked is Lakshman Dias!

    He has been asked by the Minister of Justice to publicly apologize, or face prosecution next week for spreading false information to incite communal violence!

    Now, if only we can get the same speedy response against those Muslim politicos making false allegations of attacks on mosques and Muslim businesses.

  17. ranjit Says:

    Maybe he has a foul mouth but we need thousands of galaboda aththo to face the enemies of sinhala race and our sacred religion Buddhism. Sinhala buddhist population are in danger due to current rulers stupid and treacherous actions and decisions. We have never been threatened like this before so we should prepare ourselves to face the threat within and from outside. Galaboda aththo fought fearlessly on behalf of sinhala buddhists. He is not a terrorist as these yamaballo says. We as Sinhalese should protect him from any harm coming to him. He should live long. May lord Buddha protects him and give more strength to fight our enemies.

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Take note Ananda-USA. You know me! Excellent work by GR and DAYAN has proven once again why he CANNOT be trusted. ISRAEL was the reason behind SL’s war VICTORY. So now it is ISRAEL behind BBS????

    But be careful. DJ mixes FACTS with OPINIONS. Elam call was there for 100 years. Israel has NOTHING to do with it. Who are you to criticize ISRAEL anyway DJ?

    “Making a startling revelation during the speech, Jayatilleka told the audience

    “There is something I want to reveal. A highly placed defence official has sent a SMS to me and asked me who I was to be criticising Israel. I said I was the Ambassador appointed by his brother” he said.

    Detailing the manner in which Israel had interfered with the country through its influence on Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Jayatilleka said Sri Lanka had used the Israeli prototype for post war rebuilding, resulting in the resurrection of the call for an Eelam.

    He said the then government had a “secret agreement with Israel”.

    “During the period of 2008-2009 there were many delegations which visited Israel by top Defence Officials. Minister Champika Ranawaka was also once there but that is no surprise. They were offered advice for Post-Conflict Homeland Security by the Israeli government. These Defence Officials accepted that proposal. That is the prototype they used in Sri Lanka giving rise to the resurgence of the call of Eelamists……..” he said.

    Speaking of the Anti-Muslim phenomenon, in conjunction with the rest of his revelations, Jayatilleka said that it was Gotabaya Rajapaksa who provided cover for the Bodu Bala Sena.”

    “https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dayan-reveals-gotas-post-conflict-homeland-security-plan-gota-and-israel-behind-bbs-anti-muslim-hate-crimes/comment-page-1/#comment-2113293”

  19. Ananda-USA Says:

    Katussa (Lorenzo),

    I agree that ISRAEL has been a true friend of Sri Lanka, giving SL high-tech weapons to fight the LTTE when no other Western nation would. Israel understands the underlying issues well from its own experience. ISRAEL is COMMITTED to its own survival; SO are we Patriots if Lanka to the SURVIVAL of OUR MOTHERLAND and OUR PEOPLE!

    Regarding Dayan Jayatilleke, his views often change with the weather: often right, sometimes not depending on his own political situation.

    What peeves him now is that he is not being”consulted” on national issues! His EGO is wounded ….. poor boy!

    He should learn to COPE from me! I am usually ignored … but do I care? Nah, my EGO is totally under control!

    Anyway, I evaluate DJ’s statements on a case by case basis, and do not trust him as I do Gota and MR.

    But Katussa (Lorenzo), MOST of all, I DON’T TRUST YOU; just reminding you in case you have suffered a memory lapse!

  20. Dr.K Says:

    Thank you Senali ,
    You have raised a very important and timely topic in this article.

    Regardless of how and who originated or formed the BBS in the past, today it has won the faith of the real Sinhala Buddhists who love their religion, nationality and the country. In front of the ‘කොන්දක් නැති ” politicians who bow to westerns for their own comfort the BBS & Rev. Gnanasara Thero play an important role to protect the country’s dignity.

  21. Senerath Says:

    Jihadists are already swallowing Maldives. Will it be just a matter of time ?

    http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2077913/why-saudi-arabia-china-and-islamic-state-are-courting-maldives

    Why Saudi Arabia, China and Islamic State are courting the Maldives
    By James M. Dorsey

    As Riyadh and Beijing nurture grandiose plans for military bases, New Delhi fears the archipelago could become a breeding ground for the terrorist group

    Saudi King Salman’s stop in the Maldives on his month-long tour of Asia brings into focus how this tiny archipelago – best known for high-end tourism and an existential battle against climate change – has emerged as a key player in a regional struggle for influence.

    Both Riyadh and Beijing are currying favour with the strategically located 820km-long chain of Indian Ocean atolls, in efforts analysts believe are aimed at gaining concessions for military bases.

    China sees the islands as a node in its “string of pearls” – a row of ports on key trade and oil routes linking the Middle Kingdom to the Middle East – while for Saudi Arabia, the atolls have the added advantage of lying a straight three-hour shot from the coast of regional rival and arch-foe, Iran.

    The possible building of Chinese and/or Saudi military bases here would also complement the independent development of both nations’ military outposts in Djibouti, an East African nation on a key energy export route at the mouth of the Red Sea.

    Exiled former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, who lost power in 2012 following protests over rising commodity prices and the nation’s poor economy, has no doubt regarding Chinese and Saudi intentions.

    They “want to have a base in the Maldives that would safeguard trade routes – their oil routes – to their new markets. To have strategic installations, infrastructure,” Climate Change News quoted Nasheed as saying.
    Increased military cooperation

    The heightened Saudi and Chinese interest in the Maldives comes against a backdrop of increased military cooperation between the two nations.

    “China is willing to push military relations with Saudi Arabia to a new level,” Chinese defence minister Chang Wanquan (常萬全) told his visiting Saudi counterpart, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, last August. Months later, in October, counterterrorism forces from the two countries held the first ever joint exercise between the Chinese military and an Arab armed force.

    What Saudi King Salman wants from his tour of China, Malaysia

    King Salman’s visit also comes as the kingdom negotiates the US$10 billion development, if not wholesale acquisition, of Faafu, 19 low-lying islands 120km south of the Maldivian capital of Male. That project would involve building seaports, airports, high-end housing and resorts and the creation of special economic zones.

    Legal experts suggest Saudi Arabia will probably be granted a freehold on the land if 70 per cent of the project is executed on reclaimed ground.

    Transparency Maldives, the local branch of Transparency International, has called on the government to publish its plans for Faafu amid protests against the proposed Saudi investment and allegations of widespread corruption.

    Critics claim the Saudis have gone out of their way to silence opponents by greasing their palms. In one incident, journalists reporting on the potential deal were handed cash-filled envelopes during an event at the Saudi embassy in Male.

    Saudi Arabia, to lay the ground for the investment, has in recent years funded religious institutions in the Maldives and offered scholarships for students wanting to pursue religious studies at the kingdom’s ultra-conservative universities in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The funding has pushed the Maldives, a popular high-end tourist destination, towards greater intolerance and public piety. Public partying, mixed dancing and Western beach garb have become acceptable only within expensive tourist resorts.

    A fairytale trip and the truth about Indonesia’s importance to Saudi Arabia

    The Saudis “have had a good run of propagating their world view to the people of the Maldives and they’ve done that for the last three decades. They’ve now, I think, come to the view that they have enough sympathy to get a foothold,” Nasheed said.

    Potential threats

    Riyadh sees its soft power in the Maldives as a way of convincing China it is Saudi Arabia – and not its regional rival, Iran – that is the key link in Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative to link Eurasia to the Middle Kingdom through Chinese-funded infrastructure.

    King Salman’s visit follows a 2014 trip to the Maldives by Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) during which Beijing announced the construction of a US$210 million Friendship Bridge that would connect Male’s eastern edge to the western corner of the island of Hulhule, where the international airport is located.

    China also agreed to build a new airport runway as well as a port in Laamu, an atoll south of Faafu. That port would be a “pearl” in China’s string alongside those it has already established in Djibouti, Pakistan’s Gwadar, Sri Lanka’s Hambantota and its US$10.7 billion development of an industrial city next to the Omani port of Duqm.

    But while recent focus has been on the military bases Beijing and Riyadh may want to build, another regional player, New Delhi, fears the archipelago could become a base of a very different kind.

    Indian intelligence sources claim hundreds of Maldivians have joined the ranks of Islamic State in Syria – raising the worrying prospect of a hub for the terror group just off the sub-continental mainland.

    Nasheed, the former president who now lives in London, has long railed that climate change will lead to the Maldives sinking and vanishing into the Indian Ocean. That concern has been replaced by worries that the atolls will become mired in mounting regional rivalry and stymied by ultra-conservatism that ultimately could threaten grandiose Saudi and Chinese plans.

    James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and co-director of the Institute of Fan Culture of the University of Wuerzburg

  22. Fran Diaz Says:

    Message to all those who want to break up Lanka :

    “Live in Peace with the rest of the People of Lanka, or depart to wherever your allegiance lies …”

    Activate the 6-A !

  23. Ananda-USA Says:

    Dear Fran,

    I agree with your comment above, but they will not just LEAVE when they can get all of what we have by confusing us. They will have to be CLEARLY SHOWN that they CANNOT GET ANYTHING in Sri Lanka and be PUSHED OUT!

    If not, OUR PEOPLE simply will not SURVIVE!

  24. Fran Diaz Says:

    Ananda,
    Totallly AGREE with you !

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