Gnaanasaara Thera to be set free today, says Bodubala Senaa


National organizer of the Bodu Bala Sena organization, Venerable Vitharandeniye Nanda thero says that the general secretary of Bodu Bala Sena, Venerable Galagoda atthe Gnanasara thero who was serving a prison sentence will be released today.

The thero noted that Gnanasara thero will be released around 3 pm today.

Gnanasara thero was sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 year on the 18th of August 2018 on the charges of contempt of court.

Former Homagama Magistrate and present Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake had filed a contempt of court action against Gnanasara theros for his behaviour in the court complex following the hearing of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda’s disappearance case.

Accordingly upon a prior order of the court of appeal, the attorney general filed a case against Gnanasara thero under 4 allegations.

Previously, The Homagama High Court suspended a six months imprisonment sentence imposed on the general secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization, Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero for a period of five year for threatening Sandya Ekneligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.

This was announcing the verdict pertaining to an appeal filed by Gnanasara thero.

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