The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna ( JVP) in a statement issued to the media said that the fact that the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) could threaten and disrupt yesterdays media conference in the presence of the Police was a clear indication that the organisation actions are state sponsored.
“The fact that the BBS could do all this in the very presence of the Police clearly shows that their actions are state sponsored. The government should immediately take action to prevent incidents of this sort which are a threat to democracy and national unity from occuring” the statement said.
The strongly worded statement which denounced the actions of the ( BBS) said that the abuse and threats hurled at the monks of the Jathika Bala Sena poses a serious threat to the status of the rule of law.
Earlier the convener of the Jathika Bala Sena Ven. Watareka Vijhitha Thero was abused and forced into apologising and disbanding his organisation.
However, the thero thereafter lodging a complaint said that he feared for his life and made the apology under coercion.
Ven. Vijitha was ealier assaulted allegedly by the BBS and was hospitalised due to his vociferous criticism of the organisation.