AG instructs to file charges against Ven. Gnanasara Thera

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The Attorney General has instructed to file charges against the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera under section 291 (a) of the Penal Code for the use of offensive words against religious sentiments, the Police Crimes Divison informs the Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage.

The Organised Crimes Detection Bureau (OCDB) had filed the case against the BBS General following a complaint by then UNP MP Mujibur Rahman that Gnanasara Thera had expressed views that had disparaged the Islamic faith and Holy Quran, during two rallies held in Polonnaruwa on 6 May 2017.

Attorneys-at-Law Shiraz Noordeen and Premnath C. Dolawatte appeared before the court on behalf of the plaintiff.

Accordingly, the Magistrate adjourned the case till 14 November.

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