“We know politicians always tell lies. We will reveal more about that Minister (Weerawansa) if the need arises. There are three groups working against us and we will reveal things about them as well soon,” the BBS monk said. (Colombo Gazette) Gnanasara thero also challenged Minister Weerawansa to prove claims he had made that the BBS is funded by Norway.He said that if the claims are proven then the BBS will disband after making a public apology to the nation. “Shiva Sena is working to protect Hinduism in India. A lot of Hindus are converting to Buddhism and that is a big problem for the Shiv Sena. The monk in Padukka is being funded by them. He has written books saying Lord Buddha was born in Sri Lanka. So we suspect Minister Weerawansa’s and his wife are linked with Shiva Sena,” he said. If not then he says Minister Weerawansa should wear a loincloth and go home for telling lies.“He is saying we are trying to remove Muslim Ministers from the government. He is telling lies and we cannot allow such Cabinet Ministers to continue like this,” Gnanasara thero said.Gnanasara thero said that the Minister has not raised his voice against Muslim extremists operating in Sri Lanka but yet goes on protest when anything is said against Cuba. Shiv Sena, is a Hindu nationalist political organisation in India. Gnanasara said that the Shiva Sena is working on the policy that Buddhism did not originate in India and the monk in Padukka is doing the same. The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today claimed that Minister Wimal Weerawansa may have links with Shiva Sena in India.BBS general secretary the venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero said that the Minister’s wife is working with a Buddhist monk in Padukka who is funded by the Shiva Sena. CLICK HERE FOR BBS AUDIO
The brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi has been released without charge by police.Ismail Abedi, 23, was arrested in Chorlton on May 23, a day after the terror attack on Manchester Arena which killed 22 people including seven children.Ten men remain in custody for questioning, while a total of eight people have now been released without charge, Greater Manchester Police said. Police have released CCTV images of Salman Abedi in the Manchester area in days preceding the attack Credit:AFP / Getty Show more A spokesman for Greater Manchester police said: “A 23-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with the investigation into the attack at Manchester Arena has today, Monday 5 June 2017, been released without charge.”He was arrested on 23/05/17 in Chorlton, Manchester.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Latest update in Manchester Arena investigation pic.twitter.com/wt9Q8SR7Cc— G M Police (@gmpolice) June 5, 2017 Salman Abedi, 22, whose family are believed to be of Libyan origin, died after detonating an improvised explosive device as people began leaving a show by US singer Ariana Grande.His father, Ramadan Abedi, was arrested in Tripoli on May 24, along with Salman’s brother Hashim, who Libyan security forces said was “aware of all the details” of the attack.Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the atrocity.