The order was issued after hearing a petition by Batagoda Gamage Asanka Amarasiri. BBS secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, Embilipitiye Vijitha Thero, Vitharandeniye Nanda Thero and the Little Smiles Association, an NGO, were the defendants of the petition.
Meth Sevana,’ the Cultural and Training Centre of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), in Pilana, Wanchawala in Galle On March 09, 2013.The Head of Meth Sevana, Ven. Embilipitiye Vijitha Thero said that training programmes for bhikkus and laymen will be held at the Center. It was introduced as a leadership training institute as well. BBS announced that this academy would be developed into a full-fledged Buddhist University in the future.
The petitioner stated that the BBS forcibly occupied a three acre land belonged to him since December 16, 2012. He has filed the case against BBS on February 14, 2013 after complaints in police did not lead to solving the problem..
The Little Smile Association was recognized as a non-profit NGO by the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The head office of the Association is established at Little Smile Village, Lower Ampitithanna Estate, Koslanda in Wellawaya.
The head of the Little Smiles Association is Michael Kreitmeir, a German national says in Facebook that he lives in Koslanda.The website of Little Smiles Association identifies this place as Meth Sevana.
But Batagoda Gamage Asanka Amarasiri who claims ownership of the land says that BBS named this place as Meth Sevana and says that it was done without his consent. It is unclear how BBS occupied this place where a person who claims ownership of the premises had to go to courts to oust them.
There is lot of mysteries behind the Meth Sevana drama and which should be clarified both by the BBS and Little Smile Association.