BY W.K. Prasad Manju
Joint Opposition Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara claimed that he has come to know, via intelligence sources, that a powerful Government Minister from the Colombo District had given his blessings to an extremist group known as the Mahason Balakaya to instigate the recent communal clash in the hill capital.
Nanayakkara alleged that this particular Cabinet Minister had given instructions to a person known as Amith Weerasinghe attached to the group ahead of the flare up in areas such as Digana and Teldeniya in the Kandy District.
Nanayakkara further alleged that the name itself, for the extremist group, had been suggested by the Minister.
Nanayakkara added that once he gets more details on the involvement of the Minister, he will reveal his name to the country along with many other details related to the recent clashes.