The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has condemned the conduct of Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera at the Homagama Magistrate Court and of the group including Buddhist monks who had protested following the remand order.

BASL Chairman Geoffrey Alagaratnam in a statement called for the immediate arrest of the individuals who obstruct the implementation of the law. The BASL further called upon the authorities to “deal with them according to law.”

The BASL also claimed that the Ven. Gnanasara Thera had insulted the Court through his conduct.