Later outside court the monk had slammed the Government for arresting soldiers in relation to the case.This is the third arrest warrant issued against Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera over the past several months. The arrest warrant was issued after the monk had allegedly disrespected court during proceedings into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. In October last year he surrendered to the Fort Magistrate after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the charge of contempt of court.The Fort Magistrate later withdrew the arrest warrant after Gnanasara Thera surrendered to court.In May last year the police arrested Gnanasara Thera after a warrant was issued against him after he failed to appear before Court over his alleged participation at a protest in front of the Bribery and Corruption Commission in violation of a Court order. He was freed on bail. (Colombo Gazette) The venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was arrested today after he surrendered to the police in Homagama.The Homagama Magistrate issued an arrest warrant yesterday on the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was produced before the Homagama Magistrate today and remanded till February 9.
The suspects were arrested and placed in remand following the violence in Kandy targeting Muslims. (Colombo Gazette) The leader of the Mahasohon Balakaya, Amith Weerasinghe and several others were today ordered to be further remanded over the violence in Digana, Kandy.Weerasinghe and 33 others were order by court to be further remanded until June 11th when they were presented before court today.