"A hero who fought for the country and who made it possible for us to live in freedom today is suffering in jail while those like KP, Karuna and Pillayan who killed and maimed thousands are enjoying luxury," the Ven. Sobhitha Thero said.
Political analysts consider his appearance in a press conference with National Bhikku Front, a radical movement of Buddhist monks led by Ven. Dambara Amila Thero, is significant.
Maduluwawe Thero defined the incarceration of ex-Army Commander as a vengeful act. He also pointed out that the government had released the convicts incarcerated under charges of murder and rape.
The National Bhikku Front press conference was held at Abhayaramaya Temple of Narahenpita, a temple where another respected Buddhist monk, Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero is the chief incumbent.