Mahason Balakaya leader Amith Weerasinghe was granted bail by the Colombo Additional Magistrate a short while ago indicating tough times for ahead for the Muslim community. It was Weerasinghe who led the mobs to attack Muslim homes in Digana, Kandy in 2018.
The racist thug who is known for spreading vitriol against Muslims was arrested on May 14, just a day after anti-Muslim riots spread in several parts of the country including Minuwangoda and Kuliyapitiya.
Weerasinghe’s release comes just days after the release of BBS Galagoda Atte Gnanasara and it has been less than 24 hours since Muslim politicos resigned from their Ministerial portfolios following unrest that erupted in various parts of Sri Lanka yesterday. Kandy, particularly was a hotbed where mobs pressuring the Government to bow down to the demands made by Rathana thera who began a protest fast demanding the sacking of Minister Rishard Bathiudeen and ex-Governors Azath Salley and A L M Hizbullah, were out and about.
It was at a presser last evening in Temple Trees that Muslim Ministers told media that they have resigned from their Ministerial portfolios in a bid to ensure that investigations into Easter attacks continue without undue interference. Among those resigned included four Cabinet Ministers, four state ministers and one Deputy Minister.
Speaking at the presser SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem told media they expect the government to provide necessary and adequate security to the Muslim community.
Last afternoon Governor Hizbullah and Salley tendered their resignations to Sirisena stating it is to ensure safety of the Muslim community in Sri Lanka.