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Tense situation between police and BBS in Kurunegala

The BBS and its supporters objected to any attempt to arrest Gnanasara Thero. A tense situation arose in Kurunegala last night between the Police and the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).The BBS claimed the Police had blocked access to an area when Muslims live and attempted to arrest the General Secretary of the BBS Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero when the BBS arrived in the area. The monk then got into a heated exchange with the Police asking if the orders to block the path of the BBS and arrest him came from “Ranil p***aya” and some Muslim Parliamentarians. The BBS said the Police had wanted to arrest Gnanasara Thero to obtain a statement from him over a complaint.Gnanasara Thero said he will appear before the Police tomorrow and demanded that he be allowed to gu ahead with his schedule in Kurunegala. (Colombo Gazette) read more