Arrest warrant issued on Gnanasara Thera

15 March 2018 06:13 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday issued an arrest warrant against Ven.Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera for failing to appear in Courts over an ongoing case against him.

The Police Organized Crimes Prevention Division (POCPRD) filed a case against the Thera for allegedly making hateful remarks and insulted other religions during a meeting held at “Jalagalum Nimna” National Park in Polonnaruwa.

Accordingly, Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara had set the case to be examined on May 10.

The POCPRD arrested the Thera over the case on June 21, 2017, and released him on the same day on a Rs.10, 000 cash bail and two sureties of Rs.500, 000 each.

Earlier, the Colombo Chief Magistrate warned the Thera not to engage in such incidents again and that the Court would have to revoke the bail and remand him. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 17

  • Hari m Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:23 PM

    Isn't he in Japan listening to our wonderful My3 or me3 is speech

    Dennis Reeves Friday, 16 March 2018 10:37 AM

    Govt. is playing a dirty drama, that is all.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:29 PM

    Send the warrant to Prez in Japan. The monk is in the company of the President there. I wonder whether he is part of the Prez's delegation!

    Arosha Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:35 PM

    Two years too late! But I hope it stick this time

    Dee Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:07 PM

    He can hitch a ride back with H.E.

    Hubert Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:32 PM

    This is the reason why Mr Sarath Fonseka was not given the position.

    sam Friday, 16 March 2018 03:53 PM

    Mr Fonseka is known for his no 'non sense' attitude.

    Jehan Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:32 PM

    Ask the president,

    Trevor Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:36 PM

    Enjoying life at the Imperial Palace Hotel together with the executive

    CHE Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:57 PM

    Another Sri Lankan joke. We should make a tele drama about it. He is in Japan with MY3.

    Ane Friday, 16 March 2018 10:01 AM

    Cool culprits, MR disciples.

    Peter Marasinghe Friday, 16 March 2018 10:36 AM

    Is My3 also a close associate of this monk?

    Freddy Yong Friday, 16 March 2018 09:53 AM

    Arrest him, then jail him and put him on to RI - . He can afford to lose a few pounds - this 'pin batha'.

    Harris de Silva Friday, 16 March 2018 10:33 AM

    No use like Mahendran, PM had sent him out on this instructions of Mahinda.

    Sharon Friday, 16 March 2018 10:47 AM

    President will hand him over...

    SAM Monday, 19 March 2018 09:23 AM

    How come arrest warrant when he is a highly respected clergy to the Sri Lankan masses.

    coola Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:00 AM

    law gives same punishment .even if he is a worker or a president

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