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Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Gnanasara Thera released from Prison

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Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera was released from the Welikada Prison on Thursday, May 23. He was released from prison following a Presidential Pardon.

Documents pertaining to the presidential pardon of Ven. Gnansara Thero were initially handed over by the Presidential Secretariat to the Minister of Prisons and Judicial Reforms Thalatha Athukorale, who thereafter forwarded them to the Prisons Department.

On 8th of August 2018, Gnanasara Thero was convicted of four Contempt of Court charges and sentenced by the Appeal Court to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 years. The verdict was delivered by the President of Court of Appeal, Justice Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Shiran Gunaratne.

 

 

 

 

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