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Ven Gnanasara Thera convicted of contempt of Court

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General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera was on Thursday sentenced to 19 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) to be served in six years by the Court of Appeal. Court made the order on being found guilty of contempt of Court.

Court further ordered the police to arrest Ven Gnanasara Thera who is presently at Sri Jayewardenepura hospital.
The order was delivered by the Bench that comprised Justice Preeti Padman Surasena and Justice Arjun Obeysekera.

In this case Ven. Gnanasara Thera was indicted with offensive behavior at Homagama Magistrate's Court on January 25, 2016 when the case hearing on the disappearance of journalist Pregeeth Ekneligoda was taken up.

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