Ravana Balaya says that its members will settle in the Buddha Sasana Ministry premises unless immediate steps are taken to remove the special police unit from the ministry.
A Ravana Balaya group including its convener Iththa Kande Saddha Tissa Thera has assembled in front of the ministry secretary’s office on the 7th floor.
On May 7th, the group submitted a letter to ministry secretary M.K.B. Dissanayake demanding the removal of the special police unit from the ministry before Wesak Poya.
Iththa Kande Saddha Tissa Thera told the ministry secretary on May 7 that his representatives would settle in the ministry premises if the ministry fails to meet his demand.
Later a meeting was held between Ravana Balaya convener Saddha Tissa Thera and ministry secretary M.K.B. Dissanayake.
After the meeting Saddha Tissa Thera told our news team that he was informed that the matter is being discussed by the Secretary to President and the IGP.
A special police unit to handle religious disputes was set up at the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs at Dharmapala Mawatha Colombo 7 on the 28th of April this year.