BBS Calls For Bishop Rayappu Joseph’s Arrest

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thera has demanded the arrest of Bishop Rayappu Joseph of Mannar.

Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper reported that Gnanasara thera has demanded the arrest after the Bishop Rayappu Joseph publicly stated his refusal to participate in the proceedings of the commission on disappearances. 

The Bishop is a prominent Tamil civil society activist in the area.

BBS has asked why the government is delaying the arrest of the Bishop as he is ‘functioning in such way to betray the country’.

“Bishop Rayappu Joseph is continuously expressing comments against Sri Lanka and its military, nationally and internationally.  The government is watching all of this but continues to remain silent," the BBS General Secretary Galagoda Gnanasara thera said, Tamil Guardian, quoting the Uthayan report, stated.

"Rayappu Joseph is violating Sri Lanka's constitution and law. He campaigned internationally accusing our military of showering cluster bombs upon civilians to kill them during the final stages of the war," he added. 

"You should not just scream that a snake is piercing, but beat and kill it, similarly, the Bishop is continuously involved in treacherous activities and should arrested and jailed," urged Gnanasara, according to Tamil Guardian.

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