Gnanasara thero attends Saudi National Day event

A one-time critic of the Muslim community, the Venerable Galagodathe Gnanasara thero, was seen at the Saudi National Day event in Colombo last night.

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), was seen seated with Muslim diplomats and having discussions with them and others at the event.

BBS official Dilanthe Withanage was also among those who attended the event held at the Shangri-la Hotel in Colombo last night (Friday).

The BBS said that the the Venerable Gnanasara thero was invited to attend the event as a special guest.

Gnanasara thero has in the past made comments which had hurt the Muslim community.

He had been accused of instigating attacks on the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. I hope the Saudi’s circumcise Gnanasara around his neck whilst welcoming him into the Muslim community. It appears he will go anywhere to get a free feed.

  2. This is wonderful news. Please note that there is no clash between Islam and Buddhism or any other religion. All religions call followers to a peaceful life. People clash as they have limitations, to comprehend the wisdom of religions and people have their own agenda. I listened to a lecture by Prof. Jalaluddin of USA, who said that, “Buddhism was the only region that could have become a world religion 2500 years ago. Teachings were simple to follow and clear.” But the opportunity was lost because of interference of clergy, who lost special standing between man and God. This resulted in loss of status, income and servitude from masses. Rulers at that time, did not like being told that they don’t belong to an elevated class and all are equal, except through piety and good deeds. Human race is still stagnating in the same mud hole. Religions that came to enlighten and unit people, are the cause for divisions and destruction. HOW SAD!!!

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