The flags did not have the two green and orange colour stripes that represent the minorities in Sri Lanka.
A large number of people had attempted to enter Batticaloa but were prevented from doing so by the Police on a court order.
The mob which called itself the ‘Shasanarakshka Sabha’ included members of the Sihala Ravaya.
BBS General Secretary Galagodathe Gnanasara thera said that the ‘Shasanarakshka Sabha’ attempted to visit a monk in Batticaloa who had recently staged protests in support of the Sinhalese community.
Galagodathe Gnanasara thera insisted that the ‘Shasanarakshka Sabha’ had no intention of creating disharmony among the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in Batticaloa but only wanted to show their support to the monk.
Security was tightened in Batticaloa yesterday and today with the police Special Task Force being deployed to the area. (Colombo Gazette)