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* International body names extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka as a terrorist organization
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 09:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 16, Colombo: An extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) has been named as a terrorist organization by an international body called Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC).

TRAC is an organization of Beacham Group LLC, USA and is identified as "resource for the study of political violence of all kinds."

TRAC has listed about 3,800 groups known to aid and abet political violence or terrorist organizations including Al-Qaeda and the LTTE.

The BBS has been classified as a "radical Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist organization that has organized campaigns against the country's minority Muslim and Christian communities, which the BBS deems as a threat to the Sinhalese Buddhist identity."

The BBS is understood by the TRAC to be an organization which uses terrorism as a means to an end.

TRAC has also reportedly pointed out that the BBS has close ties with the Sri Lankan Government including alleged affiliations with high ranking Sri Lankan Government officials.

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