Jun 14, 2018

Gnanasara Thera sentenced

General secretary of the 'Bodu Bala Sena' - Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera has been sentenced one year of rigorous imprisonment to be ended in 06 months.

The Thera was sentenced today (14) over threatening of Sandya Ekneligoda.

He was also fined Rs. 3,000 and to pay compensation amounting to Rs. 50,000 to Mrs Ekneligoda.

Last month, the monk was found to be guilty of threatening the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda within court premises.

According to reports, a large number of Buddhist monks and laymen backing Gnanasara Thera have flocked around the Homagama court complex.

Security has been beefed up in the area while the riot police has also been summoned.

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