Homagama HC Suspends Gnanasara Thera's 6 Month Imprisonment For 05 Years: Monk's Allies Confident He Will Soon Get Presidential Pardon

February 08, 2019

The Homagama High Court suspended the 6 months Rigorous Imprisonment imposed on Galagodaatte Gnasara Thera for threatening Sandhya Eknaligoda within the Homagama Magistrate's Court premises, for 5 years.

This, however, does not affect the current jail term of the Gnanasara Thera who is also serving a jail term of 6 years imposed by the Court of Appeal for the same offence. 

It is also learnt that the Attorney General's Department did not recommend a Presidential pardon for Gnansara Thera before February 04 due to the court case in the Homagama High Court. 

Sources close to Gnanasara Thera said today's verdict by the Homagama High Court would allow President Sirisena to release the Buddhist monk on Presidential pardon.

They expressed confidence that the President would release the controversial Buddhist monk soon. 

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