General Secretary of the BBS, the Venerable Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera said that every-time an incident takes place the BBS is blamed.
The monk had visited Kandy and there was a feeling that he instigated the violence but Gnanasara Thera insisted that he attempted to calm the people in the area.
He told reporters today that the BBS has changed its ways and is pushing for unity among all communities.
Gnanasara Thera said the BBS has concerns over some Muslim groups in Sri Lanka but is not taking a confrontational approach to address its concerns. (Colombo Gazette)