Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera

The Department of Prisons informed that General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was to give a sermon at the Welikada Prison today.

According to the Department of Prisons, the monk would take part in religious rites and would also give a sermon.

Commissioner of Prisons (Operations/Intelligence and Security), H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya said that since February 22 was a Poya day, all prisons island-wide conducted various religious rites and programmes in relation to the significance of Nawam Poya day.

The monk is presently in the custody of the Prison after he was remanded by the Homagama Magistrate for threatening Sandhya Ekneligoda, wife of journalist, Prageeth Ekneligoda.

  • Firaz Anver

    Practise what you preach.

  • Sunil

    The officer in charge of the Prison will have to answer to the court for allowing a suspect to preach to other prisoners.He is not an authorized minister of religion under the Law.He is a prisoner. A remanded suspect or accused is kept in remand custody under the courts supervision until he or she is bailed out.The Prison OIC should know this fact. If the OIC of the Remand Center wishes to keep working without losing his job he better put an end to this nonsense. Ganasara would however be the ideal man to preach to criminals ;not about the teachings of the Noble One but on the finer methods of committing crime and vices.