BBS to go to CID over email

The Bodu Bala Sena is to lodge a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) regarding a controversial email which has been circulating purported to have been sent out by the organization.
Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the Ven Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera said that the organization had not released such a statement via email and will make a formal complaint to the CID.
He said that various attempts are being made to tarnish the image of the organization by making false claims and releasing false statements.
The Ven Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera urged the public to act with caution when statements are released claiming it is from the Bodu Bala Sena.
The emailed statement, with the Bodu Bala Sen logo on top, made reference to an alleged meeting the organisation had with Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
It claimed that the Bodu Bala Sena had the blessings of the President and was assured security by the Defence Secretary.
The email had also made references to the halal issue and warned of action against Tamils and Muslims in the country.
The Ven Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera said that the Bodu Bala Sena strongly condemns the use of the name of the organisation in false statements and emails in an attempt to give a wrong impression about the Bodu Bala Sena. (Colombo Gazette)