Prez inks paperwork for Gnanasara Thera’s release

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President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the necessary documents to release Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, confirmed sources from the Presidential Secretariat said. 

When contacted, BBS Chief Executive Officer Dilantha Withanage said the Presidential Secretariat had informed them about signing the relevant documents to release the prelate. 

“The specific documents have been signed last evening. However, the Presidential Secretariat did not mention the date of the release,” he said, while expressing gratitude to the President for paying a visit to the prison and taking the decision to release the prelate. 

Meanwhile, BBS National Organiser Ven. Vitharandeniya Nanda Thera said Ven. Gnanasara Thera would be released today at 3.00 p.m. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Saj Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:11 AM

    Gota will be happy now..

    Sri Wickrema Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:25 AM

    This is a snub to the judiciary. Will someone go to the courts against this ?

    VJ Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:27 AM

    This decision is subject to judicial review I believe. Who will be next? Duminda?

    Anmanpan Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:32 AM

    Gamarala has nothing to loose. He had got himself into a pit where no crane can reach. Good, more ammo for the candidate opposing the Bud.

    BIRDS OF THE FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:32 AM

    " Sirisena has signed the necessary documents" - Contempt of court put to shame

    BUDDHIST Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:34 AM

    Ideal day to fly our BUDDHIST flags half mast

    INK WELL Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:37 AM

    "Prez inks paperwork for Gnanasara Thera’s release" - hope the president's ink has dried.

    Saman Kumara Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:41 AM

    Check this out: ඥානසාර හිමියන්ට ජනාධිපති සමාව ලබා දී ඇති බවට පළ වන වාර්තා සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මේ දක්වා ප්‍රතිචාර දක්වා නොමැත. BBC Sandeahaya

    Nadi Karunaratne Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:52 AM

    Sri Lanka will never progress until it stops being a quasi-theocracy. So much religion, so little morality and human decency.

    cheers Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:56 AM

    so he was wrongfully arrested and kept behind bars even when the muslim terrorist and the tamil tigers were getting released

    SL Hero Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:57 AM

    Why are these Politicos think that just 1% of Racists could give them a Victory... Where are we heading to..

    kumar Thursday, 23 May 2019 09:08 AM

    game of thrones starts now

    Roshanaly Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:49 AM

    Cheers, you are wrong, actually he was sent to prison for Contempt of court and for rioting against Muslims.


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