Ven. Gnanasara Thera allowed bail
By Hansi Nanaykkara
Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendige, yesterday (21) enlarged on bail Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, who was indicted with denigrating the religious beliefs of Muslims.
Bail was set at two sureties of one million rupees each.
The Attorney General had indicted the monk on two counts of degrading the religious sentiments of Muslims, following statements made by the accused on 1 November and 11 December, four years ago, at an event held at the Kuragala Raja Maha Vihara temple.
Further proceedings of the trial were fixed for 24 November.
Evidence hearing in connection with the case was scheduled for 4 March 2021 and five witnesses have been issued summons to appear before the Court on that day.