The Birth of the Bauddha Jatika Balavegaya ( BJB ) in 1962
Posted on December 23rd, 2015

Senaka Weeraratna

In his autobiography ‘ Bhava Thanha ‘ A.T. Ariyaratne gives a fairly good description of the origins and birth of the 

Bauddha Jatika Balavegaya under the leadership of L.H. Mettananda.

The pages 290 – 316 extracted from his book and reproduced as an attachment (and pdf document in the weblink below) are of historical value as they contain vital information on a Buddhist movement i.e. BJB, which played a critical role in the affairs of the nation from 1962 – 1965. 

Social historians should take note of this description. I too though young of age ( 14 years ) witnessed much of these events in the company of my father Dharmasena Weeraratna, whom A.T. Ariyaratne describes on page 298 as follows:

” Mr. Dharmasena Weeraratna, a businessman, was another untiring warrior in our movement” i.e. Bauddha Jatika Balavegaya.

This web link was found in a highly resourceful web site dedicated to L.H. Mettananda.

L.H. Mettananda – A Noble Patriot

Senaka Weeraratna

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