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BBS leader accuses Dalai Lama of acting on 'Islamist extremist propaganda'

The leader of the Buddhist group Bodi Bala Sena (BBS), Tuesday, criticised the Dalai Lama for making a statement against Buddhist extremism in Sri Lanka, reports Colombo Page.

Gnanasara Thero called on the Dalai Lama to refrain from issuing ‘blind statements’ to international media and falling victim to ‘Islamist extremist propaganda’.

Rejecting the Dalai Lama’s status as a world leader of Buddhists, Gnanasara said, "he [Dalai Lama]  is a creation of the West. For them, he is to Buddhists what the Pope is to Catholics, but not for us."

Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to end anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka and Myanmar (06 July 2014)