The Buddhist Monk who was involved in a controversy created by state media regarding Dr Harsha de Silva resting his arm on the shoulder, was handed over to the police by Bodu Bala Sena, after being caught drunk in a office at Dematagoda with a friend.
The monk has been identified as Kirindiwela Piyaratana and was taken to the BBS headquarters by a group of people. After an interview with him we handed him over to the Kirulapona Police, Chief Executive Officer of the Bodu Bala Sena Dilanthe Withanage told Colombo Telegraph.
According to Withanage the monk was in the army and a few years ago he resigned from the army and became a monk. His father was killed by the JVP during the 1989 insurrection causing him to take up UNP politics.
The monk at BBS headquarters