To Ven. Bhikkhu Kirama Wimalajothi:
Stop the Buddhist Cultural Centre from funding the Bodu Bala Sena
We the undersigned kindly request that you Venerable Sir PUBLICLY disassociate yourself and the Buddhist Cultural Center from the Bhikkhu known as Galagodaatthe Gnanasara and the hate inciting group known as the Bodu Bala Sena.
Gnanasara and the Bodu Bala Sena are perverting the Dhamma, brought disrepute to the Maha Sangha and the peaceful Buddhists of Sri Lanka, as well as to you Sir and the esteemed Buddhist Cultural Center.
Given the facts that you Sir are the leader of both the Buddhist Cultural Centre and the Bodu Bala Sena, and that the Bodu Bala Sena's headquarters is situated in the Buddhist Cultural Centre's headquarters at the Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandiraya, Colombo, the Buddhist Cultural Center and you Sir are now considered as the main benefactors for the hate inciting group Bodu Bala Sena, that also calls for vigilante, extra-judicial justice, mob violence, oppression of rights and instilling fear in minorities.
If after years of being an active scholarly socially engaged Bhikkhu has led you to become the leader and house an organization like the Bodu Bala Sena, it sends a very wrong message to Buddhists and non Buddhists throughout the world. We strongly urge you to publicly disassociate yourself as soon as possible.
"Aseva naachaa baalaanang" - do not associate with evil - The Buddha.
This petition will put pressure on one of the Bodu Bala Sena's source of funding which is the Buddhist Cultural Centre.