Gnanasara Thero found guilty and sentenced to jail

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero, was today sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 years, after being found guilty in a contempt of court case.

The Attorney General’s Department had filed the case against the controversial monk.

The Appeal Court delivered the verdict on the monk who had earlier been sentenced to six months in jail for threatening Sandya Ekneligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda within the Homagama court premises.

Lawyers have appealed against the ruling. (Colombo Gazette)

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