Presidential Pardon for Gnanasara Thera?

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DSC_0138By M.W.Somaratne 

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka yesterday said that President Maithripala Sirisena’s attention would likely to be focused on a presidential pardon for  Ven. Galagoda Attte Gnanasara Thera who was sentenced to six years.   


He said this in response to a question asked by a journalist after laying the foundation stone for the Gongawela Bus Terminal Development Project in Matale.   

“However, I cannot confirm about a presidential pardon for Gnanasara Thera,” he said.   

The Gongawela Bus Terminal Development Project would be constructed at a cost of Rs.57 million funded by the Urban Development Authority (UDA).   

State Minister of Agriculture Wasantha Aluwihare, Tourism and Christian Affairs Deputy Minister Ranjith Aluwihare, Mayor of Matale Municipal Council, Duljith Aluwihare and Deputy Mayor S. Prakash with UDA Director General Sumoda Ratnayake were present at the event.