Monday, September 29, 2014

Ashin Wirathu Thera of Myanmar to work with BBS

Ashin Wirathu Thera of Myanmar to work with BBS
Stressing that a world without extremism was the essence of Buddhism, the founder leader of the 969 organisation of Myanmar, the Venerable Ashin Wirathu Thera said yesterday that his organisation would work with the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to achieve this goal.
Speaking during the BBS convention in Colombo, the venerable thera said some extremists were using technology, the media and power to spread their errors across the world. He therefore sent a wakeup call to all peace loving people and stressed that they should be on alert to face these threats.
The venerable thera said the BBS was playing in an important role in this regard in Sri Lanka.
“May the world usher in peace together with Buddhism,” the thera said, stressing the need to overcome the extremists who were trying to destroy Buddhism and all peace loving people.
The venerable thera thanked President Mahinda Rajapaksa for mediating in order to grant him visa to visit Sri Lanka when some forces were trying to stop him by spreading false stories.
BBS secretary, the Venerable Galabodaatte Gnanasara Thera, in his speech, urged the leaders of all the major political parties to come together to resolve the issues faced by the country. “It is high time you stop creating divisions among your own people and come together for the sake of the country,” he said.
He urged moderate Muslims to join in the process of bringing about peace in the country. “We know that there are peaceful Muslims in this country who denounce extremism and we urge all of them to join us in ushering in peace to this nation,” he said.
The thera further said that they would be compelled to introduce a new patriotic leader if the present rulers of this country failed in their duty to defeat extremism.

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