Another warrant issued for Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero

Another arrest warrant has been issued for the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero.

The latest warrant was issued by the Colombo Fort Magistrate over his failure to appear in court.

A previous warrant was issued for Gnanasara Thero who had been accused of making public statements calling for attacks on Muslims.

The BBS says Gnanasara Thero is in hiding as there is an alleged threat to his life.

The Police had said that Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero is to be arrested for obstructing Police duty and over several other complaints.

A court order had been obtained preventing the controversial monk from leaving the country. (Colombo Gazette)