Tense situation outside BBS office

A tense situation developed outside the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) office in Thunmulla this morning after a group of monks attempted to stage a demonstration against the BBS.

The police were called in to disperse the demonstrators while members of the BBS were seen verbally abusing the monks who were attempting to stage the demonstration.

In April the Bodu Bala Sena, with the assistance of the police, prevented a peaceful candle lit vigil from taking place outside the Bodu Bala Sena headquarters in Thunmulla.

A small crowd under the banner ‘Buddhists Questioning Bodu Bala Sena’ stood outside the Bodu Bala Sena headquarters and attempted to stage the vigil calling for an end to hate speeches.

However Bodu Bala Sena executive member Dilantha Widanage led a group of Bodu Bala Sena supporters towards the crowd and demanded that they leave.

The police who had provided tight security to the Bodu Bala Sena office then ordered the demonstrators to leave. (Colombo Gazette)