The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodathe Gnanasara Thero was seen attending the Saudi National Day event held in Colombo last Friday (23).
He attended the event as a special guest following an invitation by the Saudi Ambassador. Chief Executive Officer of the BBS Dilanthe Withanage was also among those who attended the event held at the Shangri-la Hotel in Colombo.
The controversial monk recently Claimed that Islamist extremism has now become more horrendous and savage than any other type of extremism in the world,
Saudi Arabia is a predominantly Muslim country and many eyebrows were raised when the controversial monk who has often clashed with Muslim leaders was seen among the guest of the national day.