Ruwan Laknath Jayakody
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has threatened to field a candidate at the next presidential election, if President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other political leaders, do not accept their soon to be presented ‘comprehensive policy framework’.
General Secretary of the BBS, Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said the Buddhist group will present its policy framework to President Rajapaksa and if he agrees with the content and decides to carry it forward, the BBS will back him at the presidential election.
If he refuses, the BBS, along with other national organizations, will field their own Presidential candidate, he warned. Gnanasara Thera scoffed at the idea of a common candidate, noting that what the country needed was a national leader responsible for the sovereignty of the nation.
“This leader should not pander to multi-religious, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic obscenities and should understand the roots of this country, the value of the nation and to whom it rightfully belongs to,” the monk opined.
The BBS monk also said it would welcome the support from the Leader of the United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Leader of the Democratic Party, Sarath Fonseka and Leader of the National Movement for Social Justice, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera.