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Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary (BBS) Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero has been arrested this morning, May 26 for failing to appear before the court and later released on bail.

Colombo Magistrate’s Court had earlier issued a warrant for the arrest of BBS General Secretary as he failed to appear in court to face charges of unlawfully assembling in front of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) with a number Opposition Parliamentarians.

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court on April 24 issued notice to 27 persons including ten parliamentarians, Local Government representatives and eight Buddhist monks to appear before court on contempt of court charges. The Magistrate had issued an order previous day banning protests in front of the Bribery Commission. The court on May 08 granted bail to all 26 suspects, but Ven. Gnanasara Thera had failed to appear in person before the court and the Magistrate had to issue a warrant.