The Homagama Magistrate today ordered the immediate arrest of General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena organization (BBS), Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera due to contempt of court.
According to reports, the order was issued when the case with regard to the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda was taken up for hearing today.
The incident had reportedly taken place after the court proceedings on the Eknaligoda case were conducted. the monk had alleged that the arrest of Army Intelligence officials regarding the Eknaligoda disappearance was illegal.