The Buddhist monk said the aim of the conference is to safeguard the people of Mannar from the Christian invasion. He further said that the Tamils and Muslims who are with the BBS will provide a good answer to the allegations the Mannar Bishop has made.
In response to a statement of the BBS opposing the Northern Provincial Council election, the Bishop said that the BBS has to learn the history of the country and it should refrain from breaking the solidarity that is being built between the communities.
In a controversial statement, the Thero accused that the Mannar Bishop was trying to act like Prabhakaran, the leader of the Tamil Tiger terrorist outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The Bishop vehemently denied the allegation and said he was a religious man who never advocated separatism.