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Monday, 12 June 2017 - 11:15
Dates have been scheduled for the case against Gnanasara thero; Arrest warrant to be issued if the thero does not attend the court hearing.
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The Court of Appeal decided today to that the case hearing against  General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera would be held on July 18, 19 and 20th.

The Attorney General filed Action against Gnanasara Thera for contempt of Court after he behaved in an unruly manner inside the Homagama magistrate Court.

The Case was taken before Justice L.T.D. Dehideniya and Justice Devika Tennakoon today.

The Court also informed that an arrest warrant will be issued if he absconds the Courts on the hearing day.

The accused did not appear before the Courts today, making it the third that he was not present .

President Counsel Tirantha Waraliyadda appearing on his behalf informed the Courts that their client cannot appear as he has received death threats.

The Court informed the respondent’s lawyer that police have not reported that there are death threats against the accused and, therefore it could not be acknowledged by Courts.

Meanwhile, Lawyers appearing on behalf of the Attorney General requested Courts to issue an arrest warrant for Gnanasara Thera.

The charges against Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera include that he interupted Court proceedings and behaved in an unruly manner with in the premises of the Homagama Magistrate court, during the case hearing of the  disappearance of Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda on the 25thof January last year thereby being in contempt of court.

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