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Published on Monday, 15 October 2012 11:01

Bodu bala 410px 15-10-12(Srilankamirror) - Bodu Bala Sena is staging a sit down protest in front of Piliyandala police station against the releasing of an evangelist group accused of destroying Buddhist statues.


The protesting Buddhist clergy and the laity are demanding the arrest of the alleged fundamentalist Christian sect that was responsible for the destructions.

Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera said they had caught members of the group at a house at Batakettara in Piliyandala and handed them over to Piliyandala police.

He said the pastor that had led the evangelist group, The Name of Lord Jesus, was an employee of an electronic media institution.

Born a Hindu and converted later, the pastor, whose name is Dinesh, had also confessed to having received foreign funding, said Ven. Gnanasara Thera.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2012 17:15

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