The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) infamous for propagating anti-Muslim sentiments has claimed they have received the blessings of Mahanayake theras to field a candidate at the upcoming Presidential election.
Speaking at a media briefing yesterday, the BBS General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara had stated that it is likely they would field a candidate who can promote their agenda if they are not able to find a suitable candidate among the existing candidates.
“We will try to direct the leaders already there, on the correct path and if we fail to do so, we will come up with a new candidate who will be a national leader and support him. We have also received the blessings of the Mahanayakas for this initiative,” he had stated.
Moreover, Gnanasara had said that the BBS will be making preparations to promote the candidate of their choice by the end of September.