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Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 14:53
Colombo remand prison and Homagama magistrate’s court security tightened
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Security for the Colombo remand prison has been tightened up after Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera was remanded yesterday.

Prison Commissioner General H.N.C. Dhanasinghe stated that persons and vehicles entering the prison will undergo thorough security checks.

The decision to increase security measures came about after intelligence services reported the possibility of unruly assembling taking place in front of the prison.

Gnanasara Thera was remanded by the Homagama Magistrate yesterday. He will be in remand until 9th February.

The Thera was accused of several charges including contempt of Court.  

A tense situation erupted at the courts premises yesterday as supporting monks protested against the court's decision.

As a result , Security has also been increased around the Homagama Magistrate Court. 

Hiru News correspondent stated that in addition to police, STF have also been deployed in and around the court premises.

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