Sri Lanka’s police arrested a Sinhalese man who threatened to bomb Muslims in Sri Lanka, following intervention from Parliamentarians who called for the arrest of the individual.
Inspector General Pujith Jayasundara, ordered for the police to take action against Dan Priyasad after receiving calls from parliamentarians over the lack of police action to address complaints by members of the public, reports Colombo Telegraph.
A spokesman at Sri Lanka’s police media unit confirmed to press that a man has been arrested following a complaint that he has been threatening Muslims.
The arrest comes after a protest in Colombo saw a group of protestors, including Dan Priyasad threaten to carry out suicide bombings to eliminate Muslims.
‘Saviour Of The Sinhalese’ Threatened To Bomb Muslims
The Fort Police today arrested a man by the name of ‘Dan Priyasad’ who calls himself the ‘Saviour of the Sinhalese’ and has been threatening to bomb Muslims in Sri Lanka.
A spokesman at the police media unit confirmed to the Colombo Telegraph that the man has been arrested following a complaint that he has been threatening the Muslims. However, the media unit had still not received complete information pertaining to the arrest, and the formal charges.
However, the Colombo Telegraph learns that several Parliamentarians had made telephone calls to the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who had subsequently ordered the police to take action against Priyasad, even though complaints were made against Priyasad initially, but no action was taken against him.
During a recent protest opposite the Fort Railway Station, a group of protestors, including Priyasad declared that they were ready to even carry out suicide bombings to eliminate Muslims.
Meanwhile, in a post published today evening, the saviour of the Sinhalese has said that his life is in danger, and the ‘solution’ is in the hands of the Sinhalese Buddhists.
Following his arrest, supporters of Priyasad has called on the people to gather around the Fort Police station to demonstrate against the arrest.