Bodu Bala Sena’s Galagoda Atte Gnanasara has issued a one day ultimatum on Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to either arrest the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ) Abdul Razik within a day or face a blood bath from Maligawatta onwards.
Speaking soon after the arrest of Dan Priyasad, who was arrested and remanded on Tuesday evening, Gnanasara said that, Razik must be arrested and also deported. Gnanasara declared that the Sinhalese should not be tested anymore. “The Sinhalese is getting attacked in the North, East and Colombo, while some are being safeguarded. This is not fair,” he said.
Gnanasara said that he will give the authorities one day’s time, and if Razick is not arrested, then his group will launch an attack. “We will wait till tomorrow if this ‘dog’ is not arrested, we will launch an attack. About 100 to 200 of our boys will die,” he said, amidst loud cheering from Gnanasara’s supporters.
“We are asking the Mahanayakes who are asleep, whether they want to see us dead or will they sort out the problems our community is facing. There is so much tension, but not a single Buddhist leader is taking action to sort out the problems the Sinhalese are facing,” he said.
“We sort this issue out with stones, poles and blood, because if this is what they want, then this is what they will get,” Gnanasara warned.
He also assured that steps will be taken to release Dan Priysad, and discussions were already underway with lawyers over this. Priyasad was remanded today after he had made several statements threatening to bomb Muslims in the country, including members of the Thowheed Jamath and Razick. According to many radical Sinhalese groups, even the Thowheed Jamath is viewed as a radical Muslim organization with radical views where statements have also been made by its members including Razick inciting hatred.
In January this year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe threatened to expose the fascist Buddhist movement led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Colombo Telegraph in August last year, exclusively revealed that the President and Prime Minister were in possession of a report from the State Intelligence Service which provided details of a plan to create the movement from within temples. The former President during the time, visited a large amount of temples throughout the Island, and was used for a failed attempt to re-capture power during the parliamentary elections. The detailed report states that the sole purpose of these visits was to seek help in safe guarding himself, his immediate family and his brother namely the former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the ongoing cases relating to abuse of power, forgery, murder, fraud, corruption and malpractices through the creation of a Buddhist Temple Based Neo-Fascist Movement.
Meanwhile, the Muslim community has orgnised a protest against the radical Thowheed Jamath organisation on Friday, November 18 opposite the Dewatagaha Jumma Mosque soon after the Friday Jumma prayers.