A religious program is being conducted today for inmates at Welikada Prison Hospital, under the patronage of General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Venerable Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera.
A senior spokesperson of the Department of Prisons told our news team that several Buddhist monks have also participated in the program.
The Venerable Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera is currently in remand for threatening the wife of Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.
Meanwhile, prison sources stated that several Buddhist monks in remand custody at Welikada Prison have been transferred to Negombo and Mahara prisons.
The sources further stated that the decision was made due to security and other facilities required by the monks.