“It’s Quite Likely a Govt Minister is Protecting Gnanasara Thero. Otherwise Police Would Have Arrested and Produced hm in Courts” – Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne

by Zacki Jabbar

Health Minister and Co-Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne says it is possible that one of his ministerial colleagues is hiding the Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodatte Gnanasara Thera, who had gone underground, after a court warrant was issued for his arrest recently.

In answer to a question at the weekly Cabinet press briefing Senaratne said, “It’s quite likely that a government Minister is protecting Gnanasara Thera. Otherwise, Police would have arrested and produced him in Court by now, to answer charges of inciting racial hatred and obstructing the smooth functioning of the legal system.”

Asked by a journalist why Tamil and Muslim racists were not arrested, Senaratne replied that none of the Muslim leaders had incited violence against the Sinhalese by their words or actions unlike Gnanasara Thera, who had incited violence against religious minorities.

Courtesy:The Island