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BBS Gnanasara Thera Further Remanded; Bail not Possible Under Victims and Witnesses Protection Bill

Bodu Bala Sena organization General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera currently under remand custody, comes out of the Homagama Magistrates’ Court after attending trial in connection with a case where he is accused of allegedly threatening Sandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. Picture by Ranjith Asanka

Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday ordered to further remand Bodu Bala Sena organization General Secretary, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera till February 16.

The Thera was remanded till yesterday in connection with an alleged threat on Sandya Ekneligoda. Lawyers who appeared for the aggrieved party told court that Sandya Ekneligoda is a witness in the Ekneligoda abduction case. They cited that the Magistrate’s Court can not grant bail for an individual who was allegedly involved in threatening and intimidating a witness under Victims and Witnesses Protection Bill.

The Magistrate considering the submissions by the aggrieved party ordered both the parties to make written submissions.

– Daily News

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