Gnanasara Thero to enter Parliament through National List

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the Venerable Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero, is to enter Parliament through the National List.

A spokesperson of the Bodu Bala Sena said that the Venerable Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero has been picked to enter Parliament through the ‘Our Power of People Party’.

The Our Power of People Party secured 67,758 votes at the just concluded Parliamentary Election and has been allocated one National List seat in Parliament.

The spokesperson of the Bodu Bala Sena said that the party had today decided to allocate the National List seat in Parliament to the Venerable Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero.

Gnanasara Thero will be the only Buddhist monk in the new Parliament.

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) swept the Parliamentary Election securing 145 seats, which includes 17 National List seats. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. ZHARAN who killed 400 innocent catholcs women children and tourists if his supporters moslem extremists are in the parliament why cant Gnasara in the parliament there is no evidence Gnasara killed 400 extremists of course he has big mouth for just cause protect this country from GONI BILL DRESS, SHARIAL LAW, MADARSSI PASAL, HABIB BANKS ILLEGAL TAX CALLED HALAL QUASSI CVOURTS try any of these in moslem country like SAUDI ARABIA you soon become headless chicken by public execution Buddhism does notvespouse violence

  2. He has the guts to analyse publicly the looming danger of violent extremism to the nation without hiding it under the carpet for securing votes.

  3. “Pillayan” aka as Chandrakanthan was the CM of Eastern Province after given “forgiveness” by then President Mahinda. Under the UNP coalition he was arrested. How is that?

    Further Bhikku Ganasara is a reasonable person in his political views.

    Both deserve to be in the parliament.

  4. One of many criminals entering parliament. Hate and bigotry readily earn votes in the current SL.
    SLPP’s Premalal Henachandra recently sentenced to death has earned a seat. SLPP ally “Pillayan” in a long remand custody for the murder of MP Joseph Pararajasingham in 2005 too has earned a seat.
    The list goes on with those alleged and evading or having been awarded impunity for fulfilling the majoritarian agenda.

    • Sugandh T: This is why pre 2015 Sri Lanka was aiming to be the “Wonder of Asia”. Nothing of the type we witness in Sri Lanka especially given the mix of hooligans entering parliament, leave alone the leaders, happen in any part of the world except Sri Lanka!!! God help our Mawbima.

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