Justice Minister holds talks with BBS and Batticaloa monk


Rajapakshe said that during his meeting with the the Venerable Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thera, issues faced, not just by the Sinhalese but also by Tamils and Muslims in Batticaloa was discussed. (Colombo Gazette) Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe met the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and the Venerable Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thera of the Mangalaramaya Temple in Batticaloa today and discussed some concerns they have.Rajapakshe said he met the monks in order to resolve the issue at hand and ensure the reconciliation process is not harmed. General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena the Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said the talks were positive. Rajapakshe, meanwhile said that there are no minorities in the country as a whole and that it differs from district to district.He said that while in the Colombo district the Sinhalese are the majority, in Batticaloa the Tamils are the majority. He thanked the Minister for visiting Batticaloa to discuss the concerns the monks had.