Wirathu And Gnanasara Sign Agreement
A special agreement has been signed between the two Buddhist groups Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and 969 movements with the motive of creating a South Asia free of terrorism and religious fundamentalism.
The agreement had been signed between BBS General SecretaryGalagoda Atte Gnanasara and 969 Leader Ashin Wirathu also known as the ‘Butcher of Burma’ – two controversial figures infamous for propagating anti-Muslim sentiments.
During the signing of the agreement in Colombo yesterday, BBS LeaderKirama Wimalajothi who initially announced he would distance himself from the BBS campaigns following the chaos they created in Aluthgama said that they will be collaborating with other Buddhist organisations as well as anti-terrorist Hindu, Catholic and Islamic movements in South Asia to realise their goals.
The two groups’ activities are supposed to involve networking and building ‘capacity’ to stabilise Buddhism.