Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera was granted bail of Rs. 5,000, with a surety of Rs. 1 million, by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya when the Thera was produced in court yesterday. He was arrested by the police last morning on an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate’s Court. The warrant was issued after the Thera failed to appear in court for a case related to a protest held outside the Bribery Commission last month - Pic by Shehan Gunasekara
By Chamodi Gunawardana
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero was yesterday released on a cash bail of Rs. 5,000 with a surety of Rs. 1 million by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.
The Thero was arrested by the Police last morning on an arrest warrant issued by Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya. The warrant was issued on the Thero for failing to appear in Court in a case related to a protest held outside the Bribery Commission last month.
The Colombo Magistrate’s Court on 24 April issued notice on 27 persons including 10 Parliamentarians and Gnanasara Thero to appear before Court on charges of contempt of court after they staged a demonstration disregarding the Court order.