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Ven. Gnanasara granted bail

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera who was granted bail by the Homagama Magistrate and Additional District Judge participated in religious observances later.
Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera who was granted bail by the Homagama Magistrate and Additional District Judge participated in religious observances later.

Homagama Magistrate and Additional District Judge Udesh Ranatunga yesterday granted bail to Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera with two surety bail of Rs. 500,000 each.

The judge made this order after taking the bail application filed by the Thera into consideration.

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera was convicted and sentenced to one year Rigorous Imprisonment to be ended in six months for threatening Sandhya Ekneligoda, wife of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda on June 14.

The Thera’s passport was also impounded and the Immigration and Emigration Controller to be informed to prevent him from leaving the country.

State Counsel Janaka Bandara appearing on behalf of Attorney General raised no objection over granting bail to the Thera. Anil De Silva PC, senior lawyers Manjula Makumbura and Kosali Welikanna appeared for Ven. Gnanasara Thera. 

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I do not know much of our legal system - but please let me know, whether a person who has already been convicted can be given bail? We know that a person in remand can be granted bail. Are we turning into a country of lawlessness.

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