Colombo, May 9 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s extremist Buddhist monk, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, on Monday called for a complete ban on Muslim women wearing the burkha in public and said he would go to court over the matter.
“There has to be one law in the country. You cannot have a different law for the Muslims,” Gnanasara Thera, who has often voiced his concerns against Muslims, said addressing a press conference in Colombo.
Quoted in the AsianMirror, the Buddhist monk said the Police had no qualms about arresting those wearing full-face helmets but the same rule did not apply to the Muslim women who wore the burkha.
He added that even Buddhist monks should start covering their faces against the double standards adopted by the police.