The Bodu Bala Sena (racist Sinhalese force) is headquartered, under the protection of a powerful monk, in the Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi building at Thumulla Junction. While they go around threatening violence and harm to Muslims and other minorities in a very un-Buddhist way, no one has coherently protested against them. Until now. The Group Buddhist Questioning Bodu Bala Sena is organizing a candlit vigil against their hate speech and corruption of the dhamma this Friday at 7 PM. They’ll gather at the Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi Mawatha building near Thumulla Junction.
A lot of people complain or write petitions against this rising hate in the country, but it’s important to have physical events like this. No matter how many online petitions there are, if we want really change we have to show that this many flesh and blood humans do not agree with a Buddhism that attacks people and threatens violence against them. It’s important to show each other that this is not Buddhism and it’s not Sri Lanka.