Sri Lankan police said on Thursday, there was no evidence that the the Buddhist monk group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) had expressed hate speech, reports Colombo Page.
According to the police spokesperson, the investigation into the BBS Secretary, Galagadaaththe Gnanasara Thero, yielded no evidence that the Buddhist leader had been involved in inciting anti-Muslim violence in Aluthgama.
In a widely circulated video, filmed during the rally, Gnanasero is seen saying: “In this country we still have a Sinhala Police, we still have a Sinhala Army. After today, if a single Marakkalaya (Muslim) or some other paraya (alien) touches a single Sinhalese...it will be their end."
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