Rev. Watareka Vijitha thero the Chief monk of the Mahaveli Maha Viharaya, Mahiyangana and Pradeshiya Sabha member was attacked by a group of unknown people this evening. Wijitha thero has been expressing views against Bodu Bala Sena was attacked in Kegalle while traveling to Colombo.
The monk was getting threats and was in hiding but today he had gone to collect some documents and someone may have given a tip about his whereabouts sources told Colombo Telegraph. He was followed, attacked and robbed by the BBS, the monk told the police.
Chief Executive Officer of the Bodu Bala Sena Dilanthe Withanage denied the allegation. “We also just heard the story, apparently the monk has met with an accident in Kegalle, that is what we all know” Withanage told Colombo Telegraph.