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* Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist monk hits hack at Dalai Lama
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 07:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 22, Colombo: Leader of an extremist Buddhist movement in Sri Lanka Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero today hit back at Dalai Lama for making a statement against Buddhist extremism in Sri Lanka.

Gnanasara Thero who is the general secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization urged Dalai Lama to refrain from making 'blind statements' to international media.

Gnanasara Thero accused Dalai Lama of being a victim of 'Islamist extremist propaganda'.

He also rejected Dalai Lama as a world leader of Buddhists. "He is a creation of the West. For them, he is to Buddhists what the Pope is to Catholics, but not for us," Gnanasara Thero was quoted as saying.

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama made a call for Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to cease violence towards the countries' Muslim minorities.

In an address delivered on his 79th birthday, Dalai Lama implored the faithful in the majority-Buddhist countries to refrain from such attacks.

"I urge the Buddhists in these countries to imagine an image of Buddha before they commit such a crime," he said.

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