A statement signed by Professor G.L.Peiris, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna states :
"Following the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s resounding victory at the local government elections, a rumor began circulating in the social media that the Bodu Bala Sena had made facebook posts in support of the SLPP.Then articles appeared in the newspapers quoting a letter written to the press byMr. N.M.Ameen of the Muslim Council stating that SLPP cadres had allegedly harassed several Muslim individuals in Ugurassapitiya in Kandy and Veyangalla in Agalawatte for not supporting the SLPP. If any such incidents had occurred, they should be reported to the police and dealt with."
The complete statement is as follows :