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President visits Gnanasara Thera at Prison Hospital

19 May 2019 11:00 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has met Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera at the Welikada Prison Hospital on Saturday.

Sources said that the President had visited the prelate at the Prison Hospital after attending a ceremony held at the Welikada Prison to grant a presidential pardon for 762 inmates.

However, Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera was not among the list of persons who were granted presidential pardon.

Sources said MP Thilanga Sumathipala, Northern Province Governor, Suresh Raghavan, and the Prisons Commissioner General had accompanied the President to visit Gnanasara Thera.

It was reported that the President and the prelate had a discussion which lasted about ten minutes.

However, it is learnt that no decision was reportedly taken during the meeting to release the monk.

Ven. Gnanasara Thera had been sentenced to 19 years imprisonment to be served in six years for contempt of court.. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 5

  • Arnold Sunday, 19 May 2019 11:13 AM

    Sri Lanka is surely a land like no other.

    Sammy Sunday, 19 May 2019 11:32 AM

    Do they feel he could still be a threat by remote control, from inside the prison?

    Yue Sunday, 19 May 2019 01:11 PM

    They wont release him for now, but see what will happen later on..

    Ralph Sunday, 19 May 2019 02:06 PM

    Must be to apologise for not including him in the list of inmates for Presidential pardon

    Venom Wednesday, 22 May 2019 11:55 AM

    In the footsteps of his mentor!!!!

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