Addressing parliament yesterday (22), Samaraweera said MP Namal Rajapaksa’s ‘Nil Balakaya’ and ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ were behind these conspiracies.
The former president had a connection to an anti-Muslim protest last week in Kandy, where a name-board saying ‘Mosque Road’ was destroyed and threats issued to the Muslim people, he claimed.
These politically-bankrupt, miserable conspirators want to breach the government’s goodwill with foreign countries, he charged.
A leading supporter of ‘Nil Balakaya’ and some Muslim extremists are presently under arrest, said Samaraweera.
Gnanasara Thera meets minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa
Meanwhile, minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa yesterday (22) had a meeting at a committee room in the parliamentary complex with BBS leader Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera and its theoretician Dilantha Vithanage.
On the same day, a petition demanding the arrest of Gnanasara and Ampitiye Sumana Theras and signed by more than 5,000 Sri Lankans, was handed over to IGP Pujith Jayasundara.
The petition expresses displeasure over police inaction against violence perpetrated by Buddhist monks against the minority communities and religions.