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Here's the statement of a Buddhist extremist group. Its quite shocking to see that such a group exists!

Prominence given to Buddhism only limited to words in Sri Lanka's Constitution, Buddhist organization claims
Wed, May 29, 2013, 06:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 29, Colombo: An extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) says that prominence given to Buddhism is limited only to words in the Constitution.

BBS Secretary Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero issuing a statement said that although it is written in the Constitution that preference would be given to Buddhism, it is only confined to mere words.

Referring to Ven. Bowaththe Indrarathana Thero's death, Ven. Gnanasara Thero noted that some have become keen to even search the roots of the religion to condemn Ven. Indrarathana Thero's action.

Ven. Gnanasara Thero further said that a government which summons its ministers even during the midnight when a political crisis takes place, at least should have had the courtesy to summon a Cabinet meeting to discuss the issue.

An ardent animal right activist, Ven. Indrarathana Thero immolated himself to protest the cattle slaughter in the predominantly Buddhist country.

According to Ven. Gnanasara Thero, the BBS would sacrifice their lives to fulfill the wishes of Ven. Indrarathana Thero.