May 25, 2017

Gnanasara Thera to be arrested

Sri Lanka Police says that police teams have been deployed to arrest the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, over several counts.

In a statement, police spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said that the Hulftsdorp No. 4 Magistrate's Court had issued an order prohibiting Ven. Gnanasara Thero from leaving the country.

He said that although the BBS General Secretary had been notified to visit the organized crimes division to record a statement regarding the complaints received against the Thero, he had ignored the summons.