video : Jathika Bala sena go to police against BBS. Apologized in fear of death; says Wata-raka Vijitha Thero.
Jathika Bala Sena General Secretary Watareka Vijitha Thera lodged a complaint against the Bodu Bala Sena at the Slave Island police station this afternoon.
Vijitha Thera said in his complaint that a group of Bodu Bala Sena members led by its General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera forcefully entered and interfered in a media conference and assaulted him this morning.
Several Muslim representatives have also joined the media conference which was convened by Watareka Vijitha Thera this morning.
In its media invitation, the Jathika Bala Sena stated that it would divulge the true facts about an extremist Buddhist group which targeted the Muslim community and of the real destruction of Wilpattu.
Later a tense situation erupted when Bodu Bala Sena representatives raided the Jathika Bala Sena media conference.
When those appearing as Muslim Moulavies attempted to flee they were stopped by Bodu Bala Sena representatives.
The Bodu Bala Sena presented to journalists a copy of a statement in which Vatareka Vijitha Thera had spoken against Buddhism during his speech in Mahiyanganaya.
Slave Island police were also present at the media conference premises and Watareka Vijitha Thera then said that he would apologize if his statement has caused any harm to Buddhism.
Having accepted the apology, the Bodu Bala Sena left the premises saying the problem was solved.
However Watareka Vijitha Thera told our news team this afternoon that he made an apology in fear of his life before the Bodu Bala Sena.
Meanwhile the Bodu Bala Sena made an inspection tour in the area where an illegal resettlement project was on in the Wilpattu National Park yesterday.
Bodu Bala Sena constantly charged that Minister Rishard Badiudin has received funds from Pakistan to put up a housing project for Muslims in the wilds.
The encroachers raised objections when Gnanasara Thera and his group arrived in Mollikulama to inspect the illegal resettlement project.
Later Seelawatura police arrived in the scene and controlled the situation.