When a powerful minister in the government inquired from IGP Pujith Jayasundara as to why Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera was not being arrested for having submitted fake medical certificates to the court of appeal and evaded courts, the police chief said, “Sir, how can Gnanasara be arrested? Our justice minister Mr. Wijayadasa Rajapakshe is protecting him.”
The IGP said further, “Big-shots in the government strike various deals. In the end, we are blamed for everything. If we are allowed to do our duty without any interference, we know what to do.”
He told the minister that the attack on a Muslim business place at Maharagama was over an insurance matter.