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BJP to ‘free Sinhalese’ from oppression

The leader of the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara says the party is contesting the forthcoming election to “free” the Sinhalese from oppression by “invading groups and fundamentalist groups”.

Mr Gnanasara told Ceylon Today that the only goal of the BJP is to “revive the Sinhalese”, who have been suppressed by invaders.

“The Sinhalese were suppressed since they achieved so called freedom. They were suppressed by Black Europeans vigorously throughout history and continue to be so,

“That is why we are coming forward. We will free the Sinhalese from invading groups and fundamentalist groups. These fundamentalists have manipulated the prominent individuals of this country,

“Therefore we will come forward to make the Sinhalese stronger and push them towards the righteous path,” the monk said.

The party, which was formed by members of the Buddhist organisation, Bodu bala Sena (BBS), is fielding candidates in 17 districts, all outside the North-East.

Mr Gnanasara is contesting from the Kalutara District while BBS national organiser Vitharandeniye Nanda is standing in the Colombo District, and BBS CEO Dilanthe Withanage in the Gampaha District.