Court rejects request to appeal against Gnanasaras sentence

The Court of Appeal today rejected a request to file an appeal against the sentence on the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero.Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero was convicted and sentenced on August 08 to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 years for contempt of court. The Court of Appeal today considered the request by Gnanasara’s lawyers and rejected the request.Gnanasara’s lawyers are to now file an appeal in the Supreme Court. (Colombo Gazette)

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