Nov 08, 2019

Contempt of court case against Gnanasara Thero fixed for Feb. 17

The Court of Appeal has ordered the contempt of court application filed against Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero and 3 others to be considered on February 17, 2019.
The petition, accusing the respondents of violating a court order concerning a contentious burial on Hindu temple grounds, was taken up before Appeals Court chairman Yasantha Kodagoda and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara this morning (8).

Respondents named in the application including Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, the SSP in charge of Mullaitivu and the Mullaitivu Headquarters Police Inspector appeared before the court today.

The contempt of court action was filed by TNA MP Shanthi Sriskandarasa stating that the Mullaitivu Additional Magistrate had recently issued an order against cremating the remains of the chief priest of the Gurukanda Raja Maha Viharaya in the temple premises which is in dispute.