The the leaders of the "Sinhale Movement", which was launched as a sticker campaign recently, held a media conference last evening.
This is the first time the Sinhale Movement leaders appeared in public. Speaking to the media, they said that their movement will be known as the Sinhale Jathika Balamuluva. They added that the movement is based on the Buddha's saying "Sabbe Saththa Bhavthu Sukhi Thaththa" (May all beings be happy).
A former Bodu Bala Sena activist Madille Pagngnaloka Thera is the General Secretary of the new movement. Meanwhile, Yakkalamulle Pawara Thera is its Chairman.
The Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa said that they will not allow petty politics interfere with their movement.
The Sinhale Movement reached a new height recently when the words "Sinhale" were written on the gates and walls of some Muslim houses in Nugegoda.