Homagama court unrest: Six monks among 11 released on bail

Homagama court unrest: Six monks among 11 released on bail

March 1, 2016   12:39 pm

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Eleven persons including 6 Buddhist monks, who were arrested and remanded for unruly behavior outside the Homagama Magistrate’s Court, have been granted bail by the court. 

Six Buddhist monks and 5 laypersons including a woman were produced before the court when the case was taken up today while Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered that they each be released on a personal bail of Rs 500,000.

They were accused of rioting outside the Magistrate Court on January 26 when the chief of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero was remanded for contempt of court and threatening the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

The General Secretary of the Ravana Balaya, Venerable Ittekande Saddhatissa Thero, President of the Sinhala Ravaya, Venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero, Ven. Biyagama Suseema Thero, Ven Pitigala Dhamma Vineetha Thero, Ven. Matuwagala Dhammasiri and Kirama Devinda Thero were among a total of 10 Buddhist monks and 5 laypersons in remand custody over the incident.  

 

 

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