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* Sri Lanka's Buddhist movement expresses support to a Buddhist monk as a common opposition candidate
Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 09:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist organization, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) announced today that it would support a Buddhist monk as a common opposition candidate for president at the next presidential election if he comes forward without the interference of any other religious group.

The leader of the BBS Glalgodaaththe Gnanasara Thero said that BBS had come to know that Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero was planning to contest the presidential election as the common candidate of the opposition.

Gnanasara Thero said that Sobhitha Thero, a well-respected radical Buddhist monk, needed to be free from the Western and Christian influence to gain their support.

Gnanasaa Thero also threatened to campaign against Sobhitha Thero in case he would not agree to the BBS conditions.

Opposition sources say that the leading monk has agreed to contest the presidential election as the common opposition candidate to hold the position until the executive presidency is abolished and parliamentary system is reinstated.

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