Saturday, March 30, 2013
BBS condemns the attack
The Bodu Bala Sena organization (BBS) today while condemning the attack on the Pepiliyana Fashion Bug warehouse on Thursday evening, called for the arrest of all persons involved with the incident irrelevant of their status.
BBS Secretary, Ven. Galaboda Aththey Gnanasara thera speaking at a media briefing organized yesterday described the events that transpired on Thursday evening as ‘barbaric’ and ‘unpleasant’ and as actions organized by extremists to disrupt the Sinhala Buddhist revival movement initiated by them.
He said if such incidents are allowed to continue scot-free, it would pave way to a recurrence of the 1983 black July riots. “We learnt through various media reports that several monks had also accompanied the attackers. We urge the IGP to take action against all individuals involved with the incident, even if they are men of cloth. However, we also know that quite a number of non-Buddhists have guised themselves