Update : Watareka Vijitha thero taken to the Pradeshiya Sabha through the back door with police while people protest
Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera said that his organization is capable of forming governments as well as toppling them.
He made this statement addressing a media conference held in Colombo today.
Meanwhile a protest was held against the Jathika Bala Sena General Secretary who was the recipient of Bodu Bala Sena anger at the Mahiyanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha premises this morning.
Consequent to the protest, Vijitha Thera was compelled to seek police protection in order to take part in the Pradeshiya Sabha sessions today.
Earlier Vijitha Thera invited the media to cover today sessions as he would make a special statement during the Pradeshiya Sabha meeting.
However Vijitha Thera was not able to enter the meeting hall through the main gate as a mob of Buddhist monks, businessmen and residents blocked his way.
During the protest Chief Sangha Nayake of the Uva Bintenna Province Navinne Dhammananda Thera stated that Vijitha Thero should convert himself to another religion.
Our area correspondent said that Vijitha Thera and other UPFA members of the Pradeshiya Sabha were unable to leave the meeting for an hour after the meeting was over.
Later police escorted PS member monk Vijitha Thera from the meeting hall despite a tense situation erupted between the protesters and police.
Meanwhile Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera commenting on the incident stated that the Sangha Council of Mahiyangana has also ordered religious disciplinary action against Vijitha Thero.
Update :Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 6:59 ------------------------------------------------ Protests in Mahiyanganaya against Watareka Vijitha of JBS : Video
A protest against Mahiyangana UPFA Pradeshiya Sabha Member and Secretary of the Jathika Bala Sena Organization venerable Watareka Vijitha thero is currently being held at the Mahiyangana Pradeshiya Sabha grounds.
The protest, which was organized by Buddhist monks, businessmen and residents of the region, began when venerable Watareka Vijitha thero arrived to participate in the monthly sessions of the Mahiyangana Pradeshiya Sabha.
Venerable Karanliyadde Rathanasara thero expressed the following views to our news team during the protest.
Our news team inquired from venerable Watareka Vijitha thero regarding the incident.
In response the thero stated that all the members of the Mahiyangana PS are currently trapped in the PS chambers as they are unable to leave the PS premises.
Our regional correspondent reported that the protest against venerable Watareka Vijitha thero began in the morning and is currently on going.
He further reported that all the PS members and the PS chambers have been provided with heavy police protection.
Amid protests, Watareka Vijitha Thera enters the Pradeshiya Sahba building through a back door.