Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero remanded till 16 February | Daily News

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero remanded till 16 February

Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero who was remanded till today by the Homagama Magistrate, for allegedly threatening Sandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, was remanded until 16 February when he was presented before the Homagama Magistrate. 
Earlier,General Secretary of the BBS, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero, who was remanded for contempt of court, had been released on bail by Homagama Magistrate today (09).
Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thera was arrested by the Homagama police, and was remanded on the orders of the Homagama Magistrate till February 9 on January 26.
Meanwhile, a tense situation prevailed outside the court premises following the court order. A group of monks and laymen were reported to have carried out a protest against the arresting of the monk and remanding.
Homagama Magistrate on January 25 ordered the police to arrest and produce Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thera , before court. The Magistrate issued the order against the thera on three charges, including obstruction of court proceedings.
Ven. Gnanasara thera was alleged of defaming the court by blaming Sandhya Ekneligoda,wife of late journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.

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