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By Chaturanga Samarawickrama
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who was released from the Welikada Prison yesterday said, as he had mentioned during the last five years, Sri Lanka is still at risk and therefore, we are committed to work for the country.
The prelate then visited the Chief Prelate of Kotte Sri Kalayani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha of Siyam Maha Nikaya, Ven. Dr. Ittapana Dhammalankara Thera and said he had worked for the country relentlessly.
“Now it is the time to pause our activities and to handover to the future generation,” he said.
He said President Maithripala Sirisena had taken a brave decision to release him without giving into influence he had received from certain internal and external forces.
“The country is now in a critical situation. We should work patiently and responsibly in the future. I urge the members of the BBS to work very patiently. There is a possibility of creating various types of issues such as sabotaging activities.
Therefore, we should give our maximum support to the security forces in the country because more evil forces are aiming to destroy the country,” Ven. Gnanasara added.
Ven. Gnanasara was convicted of four charges over Contempt of Court and sentenced by the Appeal Court to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment and was to be completed within six years on August 8.
I urge the members of the BBS to work very patiently. There is a possibility of creating various types of issues such as sabotaging activities