The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, has filed a petition in court against moves to arrest him.
The Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero filed the petition in the Supreme Court through his lawyers.
The BBS says Gnanasara Thero is in hiding as there is an alleged threat to his life.
The Police had said two weeks ago that Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero is to be arrested for obstructing Police duty and over several other complaints.
A court order had been obtained preventing the controversial monk from leaving the country. (Colombo Gazette)