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* Founder of Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist movement says the organization is beyond his control now
Wed, Jun 18, 2014, 11:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 18, Colombo: The founding leader of extremist Buddhist movement Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Kirama Vimalajothi Thero said today that the organization he founded was beyond his control now.

He said he would not approve the language the secretary of the BBS Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero used to speak about the President and the other politicians. He said that the hateful words were not suitable for Buddhist monks.

The Thero said the BBS was not suitable for him and he was considering resigning. He further said that he would not resign from the leadership immediately since there is a problem now. He said that the "horse has bolted."

Meanwhile the sources say that Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero who is accused of instigating communal violence against Muslims has gone underground. The organization is on the verge of split and a legal battle regarding the property is expected.

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