Wednesday, 09 April 2014 - 13:42
Bodu Bala sena raids Jathika Bala sena media conference Galagoda-Aththe thero reprimand Wata-raka Vijitha thero: police intervenes
A tense situation erupted when Bodu Bala Sena representatives raided a media conference organized by the Jathika Bala Senava in Colombo this morning.
A several Muslim representatives also participated in the media conference convened by Jathika Bala Senava General Secretary Vatareka Vijitha Thera.
In the invitation to Media, the Jathika Bala Senava stated that it would divulge the true facts about the extremist Buddhist groups who targeted Muslim community and the real destruction of Wilpattu.
A while after the media conference began this morning, Bodu Bala Sena representatives arrived in the media conference premises and charged that Vijitha Thera of the Jathika Bala Senava sits behind the yellow robe to present false facts.
A member of the Mahiyanganaya Ancient Temple Dayaka Sabha expressed his views but he was interrupted time to time.
Later Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera also arrived in the premises.
Having talked to the participating monks in the media briefing, Gnanasara Thera reprimanded the participants of the media conference.
At that moment, those appeared as Muslim Moulavies attempted to flee but they were stopped by Bodu Bala Sena representatives.
Later Bodu Bala Sena presented the media a statement against Buddhism that has been made by Vatareka Vijitha Thera in Mahiyanganaya.
Vijitha Thera then said that he would apologize if his statement has caused any harm to Buddhism.
Having accepted the apology, Bodu Bala Sena left the premises saying that the problem is over.