Arrest warrant on Gnanasara Thera

2017-06-15 11:27:40

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today issued arrest warrant against Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera for not appearing before court over two of his on going cases at the Fort Magistrate's Court.

When the two inquiries into the allegations of defaming Quran and assaulting on a Jathika Bala Sena media conference in 2014 were taken into consideration, the Thera was not present in court yesterday at the Fort Magistrate’s Court.

The two counsel appeared on behalf of the Thera in both inquiries justified the absence of their client due to death threats received to him and the possibility of being arrested if appeared.

Considering the contradictory reasons given by Thera's counsel Magistrate Jayaratne issued arrest warrants saying that the reasons given were not satisfactory.

BBS General Secretary, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera was the only suspect into the first case while the Thera and some other monks were also suspects in the other case.(Shehan Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 36

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:44

    IGP the second arrest warrant is already issued by the Colombo Fort Magistrate today, why still he is not arrested and produced to the courts? Something fishy.

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    Scooby Doo Friday, 16 June 2017 09:19

    Exactly! We are poor its completely because of our leaders who are without back bone.

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    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 16 June 2017 15:08

    It means our IGP is a puppet who waits orders from PM. what a country.

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    J Palitha Friday, 16 June 2017 15:43

    Best thing is to inform the Inter Pol to arrest him.

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    mnsmart Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:56

    IGP should resign if failed to arrest

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    Sunil Thursday, 15 June 2017 16:07

    Not only the IGP, the President and the minister of law and order should resign.

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    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 16 June 2017 09:00

    Don't know like Basil he would have gone through the back door of BIA to USA.

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    Marshall Karunapala Friday, 16 June 2017 15:42

    We thought our IGP is a brave man who could handle everything wisely, now to see he is a petty coat garment....what a shame.

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    malik Thursday, 15 June 2017 14:31

    For ever Issuing Warrants. But the Truth is the Entire System of Law and Police is broken. It needs a new model and approach.

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    Lankan Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:06

    Wijedasa Rajapaksha and Gota should be investigated for hiding him unlawfully. via DM Android App

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    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 16 June 2017 09:02

    You are 100% correct, these are the two hiding the culprit. IGP arrest them first.

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    J Palitha Friday, 16 June 2017 09:07

    Honestly Yahapalanaya is cheating the people who voted, they are hiding a Master racialist Ven. Galagoda Gnanasara Thera.

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    GHANA... Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:13


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    Aussie Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:19

    President,Prime Minister,for god sake, please appoint Mr. Sarath Fonseka as Minister of Police and law and order. Sagala cannot do this job.Why are you not doing this? As it seems, you two also do not want to arrest this thug in robes. IGP and Minister have already become jokers in front of people, before public consider both of you too are jokers, please appoint Sarath Fonseka and get this lunatic arrested.

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    Gobba Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:53

    What a disgrace ! What a shame ! A nation that defeated one of the strongest and most powerful terrorist organizations in the world, the LTTE, is unable to locate a yellow robed thug, even with 2 warrants. I am sure that many more warrants would have to be issued to continue this circus.

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    cha Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:57

    whos arresting those preaching racism behind closed doors on Fridays this Thera only spoke out the reality of this country. agree his tone of voice and selection of words used could have been different but he speaks the truth if this arrest happens then their should be fair action for all via DM Android App

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    mnsmart Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:54

    Does he speak what Lord Buddha preached?

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    Roger Friday, 16 June 2017 09:27

    Have u listened to Friday sermons to come at your conclusions??

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    Leo Thursday, 15 June 2017 16:25

    I think Thera's are only arrested in Sri Lanka, obvious as only the Thera's in Sri Lanka create havoc.

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    Citizen Ash Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:14

    Is SL Police force this inefficient via DM Android App

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    Buchweiser Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:38

    The rule-of-law in this blessed country means the ruse of the law is enforced to protect outlaws. Miracle of Asia indeed!

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    Kadiya Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:44

    It's no use the arrest will never come though he's hiding in plain sight!!!

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    Maharajah Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:24

    Nobody can arrest this most popular Theo. He is above the law. The law of our land is laughable. Religious leaders are above the law. How can our country prosper. Can MS or RW answer to this question.

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    Duble Sira Friday, 16 June 2017 02:45

    See what is happening in the Middle East . How USA intimidate countries to get billions of Dollars by instigating nabhour countries. yesterday USA signed 12 Billion Dollar arm deals with Qatar so now blockade will be removed. Same happening in Sri Lanka using BBS and both the government officials know about it. they have already put the germ into our political system to control the country using ethnic tension and division as they got a long term plan to base here may in 15-20 years. Israel looking for lots of investments in Sri Lanka too

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    Friday, 16 June 2017 05:19


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    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 16 June 2017 09:12

    No mercy should be taken against this Buddhist monk who goes against the court of law. IGP should arrest him, other-wise another Terrorist group will be formed again by Muslims.

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    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 16 June 2017 09:15

    Mr. President, please see that justice should exist in our country and order the Police Department to produce this monk before the courts and send him to the Prison.

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    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 16 June 2017 15:15

    Yes Sir, if the President interferes, for sure the truth will come out and Thera will be arrested and produced to courts.

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    Casanova Friday, 16 June 2017 09:35

    Arrest his boys first and he will have no place to go and will come back to the prison cell to be with his boys.

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    J Palitha Friday, 16 June 2017 15:50

    Arrest all his boys first who wears ropes they are Gotta's gangsters. Yes correct, if the Police arrest them, automatically the Big rat will come out.

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    Nirmal Friday, 16 June 2017 10:44

    අධිකරණයේ ස්වාදීනත්වය නූතන ශ්‍රී ල0කාවේ නැතැයි මොනවට කියාපාන සාධකය 'ගලබොඩ' ව බලයැත් තෝ/තෙකු විසින් රදවා ගැනීමය. පොලීසියට ඇති දේශපාලන බලපෑම් නිසා ඔව්හූ තාමත් ගලබොඩ සොයන බව ජනතාවට පෙන්වන්නට උත්සාහ කරති.ගලබොඩ හැර සෙස්සන් අත් අඩ0ගුවට ගනිමින් ජනයා සෑහීමට පත් කිරීමට උත්සාහ දරති.මෙවන් ව0ක ජාතියක් වන අපට මොන අනාගතයක්ද ?

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    INTERPOL Friday, 16 June 2017 13:36

    Probably the venerable has taken the boat to India. Alert the Interpol

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    Retired Capt. Koddithuwakku Friday, 16 June 2017 15:39

    Very soon either with live or the dead body of this dirty monk will be produced to the public soon.

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    Lalith Hewa Friday, 16 June 2017 14:25

    Maybe Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, wants to set a world record in the 'Guinness Book' for having the most number of arrest warrants, and still free, as he is above the law. L O L..........

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    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 16 June 2017 15:11

    Hon. Magistrate, if our Police Department fails to arrest Galagoda Gnanasara if we find him and produce him to the courts will that be accepted?

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    Marshall Karunapala Friday, 16 June 2017 15:36

    Hon. President, please look into the matter deeply and get this man (monk) to surrender and admit his faults, who dis-regarded court orders.

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