Muslim Affairs Director General had notified the Courts yesterday that remarks made by Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara to the media outside the Slave Island Police in April contains derogatory remarks on the Quran – the Islamic holy text.
The DG of Muslim Affairs making a submission to the Colombo Fort Magistrate had made this statement yesterday. The submission of the report had been made in response to an order issued by Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage to produce an independent and rational report into the content of the concerned video footage that contained Gnanasara’s comments to determine whether his statements contained derogatory comments.
The report had been referred to the Attorney General’s Department.
The footage in question contains a statement made to the media by Gnanasara upon his visit to the Slave Island Police in April. He visited the Slave Island Police over a complaint lodged concerning a disruption he caused at a media conference organized by the Jathika Bala Sena (JBS) in Nippon Hotel where he had also threatened the organization’s leader Watareka Vijitha thera.
The vedo published by the BBS