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.