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Mahanayakes request Presidential pardon for Gnanasara Thera

21 May 2024 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

By L.B.Senaratne   
The Mahanyakes of the Four Chapters in the country requested President Ranil Wickremesinghe in a jointly signed letter to pardon Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera possibly before Vesak from his prison term of four years.  

In a four-paragraph letter, the Venerable Thera’s point out that Venerable Gnanasara Thera headed the Presidents Committee for a “one Country, one Law” and had given the guidelines for its fulfilment.   

Giving a background to the Theras prison sentence on 28.03.2024, the Mahanayakes set out that at a Media discussion at Kuragala Raja Maha Vihare, the Thera was accused of having made derogatory statements to bring about disunity among communities and was sentenced to four years of imprisonment.