General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera requested a meeting with MPs and Ministers to discuss the role of monks and information and details pertaining to religious fundamentalism and an invasion of the country by the Muslims.
Writing to the Mahanayakes of the Chapters and Sects, President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Cabinet of Ministers from Welikada Prison, he added that even if he were to not be given bail and be imprisoned even for 14 years, what must be said about the state of affairs in the country must now be written.
The monk is presently remanded for contempt of court and the case regarding him is to be taken up on February 09.
Politicians who have been quick to solve problems faced by the minorities including religious minorities have yet to pay attention to issues like the ones concerning halal, Kuragala, the anti-conversion bill, the destruction of religious artifacts in the North, the circulation of compact discs defaming the Buddha and the Buddhists, highlighted by Sinhala organizations, he observed.
“We have taken great pains to inform the authorities and those responsible of the threat to the Sasana and the nation posed by enemy forces including the dangers posed by superstition. There are over 400 registered organizations which adversely impact the freedom of thought and cause religious conflicts. We have made revelations regarding their activities through the media. I have with my eyes seen Buddha statues being burned and Buddhists being made to dash them on the ground. If it is against the discipline of the Sangha to stand up against such, then I am ready for any punishment. When politicians have been shouting to consolidate their power, I have attempted to awaken the Sinhalese and save the only nation they posses. The result has been that I have been labeled a racist and a person who is against other religions. The Sangha too have criticized me. If we had revealed what we know without exercising caution, the whole country would be a bloodbath. This struggle of peace will continue,” he mentioned.