As we enter into the election year and matters get serious we can see a battle being waged for the Sinhala Right-Wing vote.
Turkey has refuted a claim by Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera that the country has been funding the propagation of "false ideas" in Sri Lanka.
Calling into question President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to pardon Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero, the legal fraternity has cautioned against what it called arbitrary exercise of the presidential power to pardon.
Condemning President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to pardon Ven. Gnanasara Thero of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today (23), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the President's act sends a "very wrong message" to the country at a time when anti-Muslim bigotry should be kept in check.
Eastern Province Governor M. L. A. M. Hizbullah yesterday made an open request to President Maithripala Sirisena to pardon and release from prison General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero.