Jan 26, 2019

All religious leaders agreeable to ‘pardon’ Gnanasara Thera- Duminda Featured

All religious leader have said they have no objection to Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera being given a presidential pardon, said SLFP National Organiser MP Duminda Dissanayake. The General Secretary of the BBS Gnanasara Thera is currently serving a jail term.

Therefore, the MP said that a written request had been made from President Maithripala Sirisena to grant the monk a presidential pardon.

“I made the request from the president as a Sinhala Buddhist. I discussed this matter with the Maha Sangha as well as Hindu and Muslim religious leaders and their stand was that they had no objection to Gnanasara Thera being released.

I went and met Gnanasara Thera in prison and he said that he had no animosity with the Tamil or Muslim population and assured that he would seek resolution to any issue affecting the Buddhist people of this country through cordial discussion and mutual agreement,” MP Dissanayake said.