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Ven. Gnanasara Thera pardoned

Bodu Bala Sena organization’s General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara received a special Presidential pardon yesterday.

The Thera was jailed for six years after being found guilty of contempt of court over his conduct during a court hearing regarding the case of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.

 

Prisons Commissioner General Jayasiri Thennakoon yesterday said he received the letter from the Presidential Secretariat granting pardon to Ven.Gnanasara Thera.

The Presidential Secretariat had called for a report on the Thera from the Prisons Department last week on the President’s directive.

A large crowd including members of Maha Sangha, mother of Ven Gnanasara Thera, media personnel were present at the expecting the arrival of the Thera. However, Ven Jamburewela Chandrarathana Thera said Ven. Gnanasara Thera had left the prison premises through another exit.

 


 

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