BBS General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera And His Mother Meet President Sirisena At Paget Road Residence

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera and his mother have met President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's official residence at Paget Road last night.

The President's Media Division confirmed that the Buddhist monk, who was released from prison last evening, met the President.

However, a spokesman close to the President said he was unaware of the matters that were discussed between the two.

Speaking to reporters yesterday, Gnanasara Thera said he would stay away from politics and focus on religious activities.

Speaking to the media upon his release from prison, Gnanasara Thera said he did his best to save the country from extremism. "I am tired now. I went through a lot of hardships because I acted in the best interests of the country, " he added.

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