Colombo, June 21 (newsin.asia) – The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero who surrendered to court earlier on Wednesday and then released on bail was arrested by the Police Organised Crimes Division.
Gnanasara was arrested based on a previous incident in the Welikada Police area, local media reports said.
He surrendered to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning amidst tight security and was released on a previous bail.
He then appeared before the Police Organised Crimes Division to make a statement and was later arrested.
Gnanasara Thero remained in hiding for several weeks, with several police teams deployed to hunt him down.
His party, the BBS, is accused of instigating a recent wave of hate attacks against the country’s Muslim minority.