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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - 13:38
Update : Video: Asking for pardon is not a party decision. - The UNP says about BBS incident.
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The UNP says that asking for pardon from Bodu Bala Sena by Provincial Councillor Dayaa Gamagey who had accompanied MP Ravi Karunanayake is not a Party decision.

The Bodu Bala Senaa staged a protest in front of the Sirikotha UNP headquarters yesterday.

That was in protest against a photographic exhibition held at the Sirikotha UNP headquarters on November 13th and 14th depicting the Bodu Bala Senaa as an extremist religious organisation.

Prior to the protest the Bodu Bala Senaa had intimated about it to the UNP Leadership Council Chairman.

Subsequently a UNP senior spokesman said that the party general secretary had informed the Bodu Bala Senaa that there was no objection for a protest being staged in front of the party headquarters.

Similarly the party leadership council  had also given general secretary Tissa Attanayake the authority to decide on action the party should adopt with regard to the protest.

Accordingly while during the time of the protest a chanting of Pirith took place, it was subsequently stopped due to a request the Bodu Bala Senaa made to the general secretary.

However former UNP national organiser Provincial Councillor Dayaa Gamagey who came to the site said that he was asking pardon from all Buddhists.

But earlier the party had decided that asking for pardon, accepting a petition or a letter should be carried out only by UNP National leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya.

Accordingly it was revealed at a meeting of UNP senior leaders held last evening that asking for pardon performed by provincial councillor Dayaa Gamagey without party approval was not a party decision.



Update : Wednesday, 20 November 2013 - 7:54 AM

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The UNP apologizes to Buddhists

Bodu Bala Sena staged a protest in front of the UNP Headquarters - Sirikotha today to mark their disapproval regarding the attack on Buddhist monks, on the 13th of November.

Bodu Bala Sena organization’s Secretary Galagoda-aththe Gnanasara Thero said that these monks were attacked when they protested against an exhibition of Human Rights held at Sirikotha on the 13th.

Speaking to our news team, the Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Galagoda-aththe Gnasara Thero said that if there’s a necessity, his organization is willing to provide UNP with spiritual leadership.

A discussion was held between the representatives of Bodu Bala Sena and UNP.

During the protest, a member of the United National Bhikku Front Theeniyawela Palitha Thero addressed the protestors amidst disturbances.

Meanwhile, UNP former national organizer, Daya Gamage apologized on behalf of his party, from the Buddhists.




Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - 7:15
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Bodu Bala Sena staging a protest in front of Sirikotha

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - 13:13

Bodu Bala Sena staged a protest in front of the UNP Headquarters, Sirikotha today to mark their disapproval regarding the attack on Buddhist monks, on the 13th of November.

Bodu Bala Sena organization’s Secretary Galagoda-aththe Gnanasara Thero said that these monks were attacked when they protested against an exhibition of Human Rights held at Sirikotha on the 13th.

Meanwhile, a discussion was held between the representatives of Bodu Bala Sena and UNP.

UNP former national organizer, Daya Gamage apologized on behalf of his party, from the Buddhists.
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