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Gnansara Thera pardoned & released

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera was free from the Welikada Prison, Commissioner General of Prisons, J. W. Tennakoon said.

Earlier today (23), President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the Commissioner General of Prisons to free Gnanasara Thera who was condemned for 19 years imprisonment to be obliged in six years for disrespect of court.

Although a number of media people, monks, his supporters and the Thera’s mother were waiting at the main gate of the prison, the Thera had used a separate gate to leave the grounds.

Ven. Jamburewela Chandrarathana Thera, on behalf of the BBS who was present at the grounds said that Gnanasara Thera left for the Temple of Ittapana Dhammalankara Maha Nayake Maha Thera and used another entry to leave the prison after considering the current security worries.

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