Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera

The Homagama Magistrate today remanded General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena organization (BBS) Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera till February 9.

The Thera was produced before the Magistrate following his arrest earlier today. The monk was arrested today after he surrendered to the Homagama police.

Meanwhile a tense situation was reported outside the court premises after several monks protested against the arrest.

The Homagama Magistrate’s Court issued an arrest warrant on Gnanasara Thera yesterday on charges of contempt of court and allegedly threatening Sandhya Eknaligoda, wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.