Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, the main personality associated with the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has been accorded pride of place in a religious ceremony that was part of the State Vesak celebrations.
According to the Media Department of the Ministry of Buddhasasana Gnanasara conducted the “atavisi buddha vandanava” (worshipping of the 28 Samma Sambuddhas) held at the Devagiri Rajamaha Viharaya, Bingiriya on Vesak Poya Day as part of the State Vesak Celebration (the 2562nd Rajya Vesak Mahothsavaya).
Gnanasara has been accused of several hate crimes and convicted over a hit-and-run incident.
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