BBS to be reborn as BJP
The controversial Buddhist outfit, Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) will be reborn as the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), to field lay candidates at the forthcoming parliamentary elections, BBS Executive Committee member, Dilantha Withanage said.
“We have already placed advertisements calling for suitable candidates and will soon commence countrywide election campaigns,” Withanage said. He said the current political sphere does not have educated and visionary people and the BBS will seek to fill this political void by choosing one strong candidate to represent each electorate.
Withanage emphasized that that the BBS does expect a miraculous political victory but was willing to fight for slots and fair representation in the legislature. Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera emphasised that the BBS bhikkhus will not contest the election. “We will bring in qualified people with knowledge and vision,” he said. The BBS is not a registered political party and will contest under the BJP banner.
Secretary General of the BJP, Dr. Nath Amarakone said, “We must emphasize on occupational group representation in order to achieve quality in politics.”
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One can call balu-beti any name they like. The cardinal truth is : it stink the same and as bad and disease causing as ever!
What is the track record of aging Nath Amarakoon at 80 or thereabouts. It is futile and awaste of resources to field his team through advertisements without any track record. and the cosequences will be disastrous.
As Indra says call it anything you like and with no consistent ideology this Party will end up in the political slag heap
the motive of them is evil so evil will never prosper
klesha nasna bikshu athheya bo say
Everybody seems to be taking a good swipe at the BBS the ‘sinner’. But the monster was born out of necessity .Remember how the halal tax was imposed on all non moslems and the money used to propagate their beliefs.? All the big wigs couldn’t arrest the Big Stick for fear of loss of vote base and international backfire. BBS did it . Hence BBS is a necessary ‘evil’.