The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) slammed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, over allegations he had made in a television interview regarding the BBS.
Rajapaksa had claimed that the BBS was part of a conspiracy created with international backing to remove him from power.
He accused Norway of being part of the conspiracy and said that details regarding this have been made public in a book released in the market.
However BBS General Secretary Galaboda Athe Gnanasara thero rubbished the claims and said that this was the thanks they got for backing him at the last Presidential election.
The BBS, which is contesting the Parliamentary election next week under the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), said that it had worked tirelessly for Rajapaksa’s bid to win the polls in January despite several allegations raised against them.
Gnanasara thero said that the BBS had produced documents to Rajapaksa on several occasions which proved that the BBS had no foreign connections.
However he says despite the attempts to clear the air, Rajapaksa continues to go down the wrong path and is being misled by false claims.
“When he had the chance to remain in power for another two years was it because of us that he went for an early Presidential election?” Gnanasara thero asked.
Gnanasara thero also asked if Rajapaksa lost several votes at the last election when compared to the election in 2010 because of the BBS.(Colombo Gazette)