Update : Bodu Bala Sena surrounds Minister Rishard’s ministry searching for Watareka Vijitha Thero : Video
A group of Bodu Bala Sena monks surrounded the office of Industries and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiudeen in Colpety this morning.
The BBS group entered the Ministry in search of Watereka Vijitha Thera after they received a tip-off that Watareka Vijitha Thera was in the Ministry building.
Today was a public day of the Ministry but Minister Bathiudeen was not present at the office at the time.
Ministry officials had allowed the BBS monks to search the office where they did not find Vijitha Thera.
Later BBS Deputy Financial Secretary Wellampitiye Sumana Damma Thera stated that they arrived following a credible tip-off and inspected all rooms however, they were prevented from inspecting the Minister’s room.
Shortly after BBS members left, Minister Bathiudeen expressed his views to the media stating that BBS has no right to act in such a manner since they cordoned a government institute.
Meanwhile views were expressed during several media conferences held today in Colombo, Democratic People’s Party Leader and Western Provincial Councilor Mano Ganeshan stated that he feels sorry that a Buddhist monk was subjected to such tragedy despite being a councilor of a Pradeshiya Sabha.
Update : Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 7:40 --------------------------------------------- Bodu Bala Sena cordon Minister Rishard Baduduideen's Ministry.
A group of Bodu Bala Sena monks cordoned the Industry and Commerce Ministry in Colpety to search Watereka Vijitha Thera this morning.
The BBS group has entered the Ministry after they received a tip-off that Watareka Vijitha Thera is inside the Ministry building.
BBS said that they had a discussion later with the Ministry official on the matter.