“We are not supported by the government as accused by many people including the media,” the chief executive officer of the Bodu Bala Sena, Dilanthe Vithanage, told Colombo Telegraph.
Vithange said that when asked for the relationship between the BBS and the Sri Lankan government, adding that “For example, we wanted to meet President Rajapaksa to discuss the issues we are raising, and we had sent 18 letters to him seeking an appointment before we got an appointment on January 27. This itself explains our relationship with the government.”
Speaking further he said, “Only the secretary to the ministry of defence responded to our letter and came to open one of our projects. That is also because our leader Ven. Kerama Vimalajothi has a relationship with him”
When asked whether the secretary to the ministry of defence is a blood relative of the Ven. Vimalajothi, Vithanage said; “I really don’t know but I know they have a long relationship.”