Just hours after Bodu Bala Sena’s Galagoda Atte Gnanasara issued an ultimatum to carry out a blood bath in the country, the police has arrested Abdul Razick, the Secretary of Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath (SLTJ) group. He was arrested this morning by the Maligawatte Police.
According to a statement from the Police Headquarters, Razick was arrested following a complaint lodged with regard to a statement made by him at a protest on November 3 in Maligawatte.
Incidentally, Razick’s arrest comes just hours after Gnanasara issued an ultimatum to the police giving them a day’s time to arrest Razick, or else he and his supporters will launch a blood bath from Maligawatte onwards. Gnanasara said that he will give the authorities one day’s time, and if Razick is not arrested, then there will be a blood bath. “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.
He made this statement after the Fort Police arrested a man by the name of ‘Dan Priyasad’ who calls himself the ‘Saviour of the Sinhalese’ and has been threatening to bomb Muslims in Sri Lanka. During a recent protest opposite the Fort Railway Station, a group of protestors, including Priyasad declared that they were ready to even carry out suicide bombings to eliminate Muslims in Sri Lanka.
Razick has also been campaigning against moves to reform the controversial Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), and has been trying to justify and promote child marriages in Sri Lanka.