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Bodu Bala Sena plan US visit to create 'worldwide BBS network'

The Sinhala Buddhist group of Sri Lankan monks, the Bodu Bala Sena, who are responsible for recent anti-Muslim campaigns, have announced that they will be sending a delegation to the US in order to contruct a worldwide BBS network.

The executive committee member, Dilantha Vithanage, made the announcement on Monday.

The delegation will include the Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero and the national organiser Witharandeniye Nanda Thero.

At their recent party convention the BBS warned the Sinhala people to 'protect the nation and not let other races or religions to take over,' asserting that Sri Lanka was a Sinhala Buddhist country.

Monks from the organisation have also led the anti-Muslim campaign, and even abused a BBC news crew at a Buddhist rally.

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