Ven. Gnanasara Thera sentenced by Appeal Court

8 August 2018 11:38 am - 47     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera had been sentenced to 19-years imprisonment to be served in six years, for contempt of court by the Appeal Court, today.

However, a spokesman for the BBS said an appeal had been submitted to the Homagama Magistrate’s Court to be forwarded to the Appeals Court.

The Thera was accused of having been involved in an offensive behaviour at the Homagama Magistrate’s Court on January 25, 2016.

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  Comments - 47

  • tony Wednesday, 08 August 2018 11:49 AM

    hip-hip hooray!!!

    Thilak Wednesday, 08 August 2018 11:49 AM

    Justice delayed is justice denied. Its already late. Jail him immediately without parole. He is not a buddist monk - only a disgrace to the great religion.

    Justice Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:57 PM

    When is MR

    Perumal Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:25 PM

    Now we can see how he will serve time without being disrobed.

    Madushani Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:02 PM

    Very well said, he is disgrace to our religion and race.

    Jesus Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:51 AM

    Buddisaam is not an religion belivers believe in a myth

    john frazer Wednesday, 08 August 2018 11:53 AM

    for god sake arrest this guy and lock him

    Silva Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:03 PM

    Well done ! Good lesson for this type of unruly people

    Sanju Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:03 PM

    I guess he will get away again. But let's hope not this time.

    Arthur Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:07 PM

    Very Good. MR government made these saffron robed thugs to believe they were above the law.

    johan Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:43 PM

    MR Politics is "Pinch the baby rock the cradle" even Gota was doing the same.

    AND Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:12 PM

    AND Gotabaya opened their office

    Ceylon Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:10 PM

    Why reduced it to 6 years ???.he must keep away from human society.see from *you tube* his animal behavier.his determination is to destroy buddhism.

    DillonDP Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:10 PM

    it was calculated based on duck worth lewis

    Saeed Mohamed Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:13 PM

    Congratulations to the Appeal Court. The punishment is very lenient. Preferably he should have been given at least 20 years imprisonment.

    Hana Wednesday, 08 August 2018 06:44 PM

    They should have made you a judge!

    Nilanga De silva Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:14 PM

    This verdict shows that Sri Lanka still has some law and order.

    Sam Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:43 PM

    We only have temporary law and order, you wait he will be out in 6 days not 6 years

    Dil Wednesday, 08 August 2018 03:45 PM

    Yes. Similar to central bank case where the prime minister's friend.

    rajan Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:25 PM

    Anticipatedly have entered hospital for stone in the they should put him behind bars. Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:26 PM

    Hooray. political thattyas must learn about the rule of law

    Ram Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:40 PM

    Let's hope that MS will not give him a pardon this side of at least 3 years. Mahanayaka must disrobe him ASAP

    He will be out Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:41 PM

    One MR comes in next election, he will be out. so no worries

    Ganesh Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:36 PM

    When can MR come ?MR can not in his present birth but possible next birth then racial idiots will not be born

    Palli Kanda Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:43 PM

    Fabulous news - sadly when MR and his nazis seek power ( due to a moron President and deaf and blind PM) this bully will be released as a hero with all the cheap fan fare.

    johan Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:53 PM

    Now he is admitted to the hospital to evade being arrested.I do not know where was this fellow during LTTE insurgency

    Sam Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:02 PM


    SENA Wednesday, 08 August 2018 03:44 PM

    really ??

    MULTIPLE APPEALS ? Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:15 PM

    "However, a spokesman for the BBS said an appeal had been submitted to the Homagama Magistrate’s Court" we thought this was the final appeal - whatever it is - don't release the thug on bail.

    Jayantha Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:17 PM

    Minister badurdeen escapes. Vijayakala case take time. Its worse than contempt of court. It was outright treason. So much for the impartiality of law.

    Suguma Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:17 PM

    Let's wait for the sentence to be offered to Gonja who made contempt of court before the court house but repetitively .

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:37 PM

    This so called thug in disguise should not be given even the slightest chance to see the light of day. Put him in maximum security isolation like in a 6 foot container.

    Anand Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:47 PM

    The real loss of he being put behind bars will be to the UNP. He was involved in both the Aluthgama riots and the Digana Riots and in both instances the UNP benefited. I am sure the UNP will find a way getting him out closer to the next elections as he will be needed to stage another drama...

    Ganesh Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:38 PM

    Do not talk some baseless rubbish using your freedom of speech

    DillonDP Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:04 PM

    I dont get it how can one serve 19years in 6 years period? does have to like work hard in the prison.

    kaboos Thursday, 09 August 2018 02:34 PM

    it is according duck worth lewis calculations

    rosebud Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:22 PM

    Let's hope our President does not offer him a pardon.

    TONY Thursday, 09 August 2018 08:46 AM


    Sgomez Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:56 PM

    Now all monks go on protest

    Lokusalli Wednesday, 08 August 2018 05:28 PM

    Get to prison...get ill ....get into hospital...get phone...get pardon ....get out ....get more support...get nomination...get presidency ....get rich ....get powerful ...

    Warren Raed Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:48 AM

    Wow! This is the best quote I have ever read. Very true! This is the plight of Sri Lanka.

    gamini Wednesday, 08 August 2018 06:10 PM

    the GMOA may go on a strike to release him

    Gihan Wednesday, 08 August 2018 07:05 PM

    Law should prevail lets not make unwarranted statements

    GH Thursday, 09 August 2018 10:11 AM

    No! a great injustice, Ven. Thero had done many good things to save the BUDDHISM in Sri Lanka.

    david jasion Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:21 AM

    now rest of the thugs are getting to getherthey are really not Buddist monksthey are street thugs

    Kaboos Thursday, 09 August 2018 01:04 PM

    This noble religion will flourish without this yellow robe thug

    Jayant Sumanadasa Thursday, 09 August 2018 03:25 PM

    Sincere gratitude to the justice system of Sri Lanka. Gnanasara has severely damaged the image of Buddhist monks

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