The Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) today sought unity among the Sinhalese community as it launched its election manifesto for the August 17 Parliament election.
BJP General Secretary Dr. Nath Amarakoon said that the manifesto was launched after it was presented to the Kandy Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic) today.
The BJP, which includes members of the Bodu Bala Sena, said that there is a clear threat to the Sinhalese community from some minority groups.
Amarakoon said that the BJP will seek the protection of the Sinhalese community by contesting the election and is also calling for unity among the Sinhalese. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Ashantha Warunasuriya