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Gnanasara Thera

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, who is presently in remand custody for threatening Sandhya Ekneligoda, the wife of journalist, Prageeth Ekneligoda, was further remanded on February 16 till February 23.

Four monks including General Secretary of the Ravana Balaya, Ven. Iththekande Sadhdhathissa Thera and Chairman of the Sihala Ravaya, Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera who surrendered to the Homagama Police on February 15 were scheduled to be presented for an identification parade on February 16.

The Police Media Unit informed that the said monks were wanted in relation for their involvement in a recent protest conducted at the Homagama Magistrate’s Court over the arrest of Gnanasara Thera.

The Homagama Magistrate, Ranga Dissanayake on February 15 ordered the four monks to be remanded till February 16.

The Court premises and the surrounding vicinity has been placed under Police and Police anti-riot squad guard.