The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, was about to get arrested following the operation jointly led by the Police and the Special Task Force that caught him nearby the Badagamuwa thicket in Kurunegala.
It was alleged that Gnanasara and a team were behind the attack targeting a mosque in Kurunegala on May 20. According to reliable sources of the Kurunegala Police, law enforcement could not arrest him because the Inspector General of Police intervened.
Even sources from the STF confirmed that when the Police and the STF team led by Superintendent of Police Priyantha Liyanage went to arrest Gnanasara and others, IGP Pujitha Jayasundara has ordered the officers over a telephone conversation abandon the arrest attempt and free Gnanasara and others.
Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara will face a legal case on May 24 at the Court of Appeal against an alleged contempt of court. He is well aware of the highly possible final result of the case which has currently led him to create incidents that would give rise to empathetic feelings among the public towards him. The Appeal Court case will be examined by Judge Preethi Padman Soorasena. Saving true Buddhism and Buddhists from drunkard cladded in yellow robes is now in the hands of the Court of Appeal. The public trust is placed on Judge Soorasena for the right decision and allow the true Buddhists to live peacefully.