The Bodu Bala Sena says some politicians are scared of the public support the organisation, made up of mostly Buddhist monks, has got in recent times.
Speaking at the Bodu Bala Sena convention in Kandy this evening, the executive Committee Member of the Bodu Bala Sena, Dilantha Vithanage said that they have a large number of followers who belive in their goals.
“We don’t give rice packets and liquor to get a crowd like some politicians. These are genuine followers of us,” he said.
He says the Bodu Bala Sena will continue its “struggle” in Sri Lanka on behalf of the Sinhala Buddhists and will not stop until its goals are met.
, Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero said the Defence Secretary had provided an assurance that the Halal logo would be withdrawn in the country and a special Police unit would be set up to carry out inspections in shops around the country that might be still carrying Halal products.
According to the Thero, the Cabinet subcommittee headed by former Premier Ratnasiri Wickremanayake had also ruled that all Halal certifications issued following September 2004 were illegal. “So today we have come to the historic city of Kandy to tell the Dalada Hamuduruwo about our victory over Halal and to invoke blessings for our future struggle to win the rights of the Sinhalese,” Gnanasara Thero told large crowds gathered at the rally.