As an organization the leadership of the Bodu Bala Sena and its Secretary General, Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara are popular for setting controversial trends, such as introducing a new tradition for Buddhist Monks to consume their alms in restaurants.
Monk Gnanasara is pictured here enjoying a “Pan Fried Monkfish” meal at the popular Barefoot Garden Café in the presence of an acquaintance.
The trendy upmarket garden restaurant Barefoot, states in its web site “The Garden café is an oasis in the heart of Colombo and an best venue to relax with pals. The blackboard menu displays the every day lunch specials. Try the legendary Black Pork Curry or the notable Spinach Quiche and we also have a fine choice of wines and beers. We have reside Jazz each Friday evening and on Sunday afternoons. The famous Colombo Pub Quiz takes place on Wednesdays from eight pm. The space is also utilized to host cultural events, private dinners and parties at night”.
It was barely a couple of years ago that Colombo Telegraph uploaded a equivalent story when a delegation of BBS Monks had been pictured enjoying a lavish meal in New York.
Authorities in Sri Lanka then announced plans to draw up new recommendations for donating food to the country’s Buddhist monks amid issues about their weight and wellness.
The Well being ministry stated the faithful, who offer alms as a religious tradition, tended to give meals that was as well higher in fat and sugar and monks have been building preventable well being circumstances such as heart illness and diabetes.
“The Medical Research Institute had been asked to prepare menus that could be utilized for alms givings,” the ministry said in a statement, adding that the new suggestions were to be issued then.
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