Aug 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today that he would sue the secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization for insulting him.
The Minister said he has sought legal advice to sue Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera over the slandering statements made against him at a press conference held in Colombo on Wednesday (August 06).
Senaratne said he would seek Rs. one billion in damage from the militant monk for claiming that he is involved in drug trafficking and had links with the LTTE terrorists.
Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero said yesterday that Minister Senaratne had links with the Tamil rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and had a relationship with one Kadireshan who was an LTTE member.
Minister Senaratne said that the alleged Kadireshan is a businessman who is engaged in businesses in Panchikawaththa now too. He said the monk had always misunderstood all Tamils as terrorists.
The Buddhist monk also said that the Minister has wealth like houses in America and ships that have been acquired by dubious means.
Minister Senaratne had spoken strongly against the BBS for inciting recent religious violence against the Muslims in Aluthgama and in his electorate Beruwala.
The Minister told the media if he wins the damages he would donate the money to the National Fisheries Federation.