When looking at the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday attacks, the international community can decide that this attack was carried out by the Sinhala Buddhists, Deputy Secretary of the Asgiriya Chapter Ven. Narampanawe Ananda Thera said.
The prelate expressed his views after visiting the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera and a group of monks representing national organizations at the Asgiriya temple yesterday.
Ven. Ananda Thera said the personal views of the Asgiri and Malwatu chapters have already been presented to the President regarding the report.
The report had depicted a totally wrong image about the attack.
The Thera also mentioned that the Former President, former IGP and the BBS organisation had been mentioned responsible for the attack, according to the report, and gives the impression that this attack was launched by the Sinhala Buddhist people.
Hence, Ven. Gnanasara appealed to Asgiriya Chapter's Ven. Narampanawe Ananda Thera to take action to issue a joint statement from the Asgiri and Malwatte chapters to ease the tension that has arisen in the minds of the Sinhala Buddhist people. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)