President Maithripala Sirisena has seen Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera at the Welikada Prison Hospital on Saturday (18).
Sources said that the President had met at the Prison Hospital after appearing for a ceremony held at the Welikada Prison to grant a presidential pardon for 762 prisoners.
However, Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera was not among the list of persons who were allowed presidential pardon.
Sources said MP Thilanga Sumathipala, Northern Province Governor, Suresh Raghavan, and the Prisons Commissioner General had attended with the President to visit Gnanasara Thera.
It was reported that the President and the prelate had a conversation which continued about ten minutes.
However, it is learnt that no decision was apparently taken during the meeting to release the monk.