Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist monk threatens lawyer at court premises
Mon, Jun 9, 2014, 08:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 09, Colombo: Former Provincial Councilor of the United National Party (UNP) Maithri Gunarathna said that the extremist Buddhist monk leader of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero threatened him since he appeared as a lawyer for the victims of a case against BBS.

He said that the incident took place at the Colombo Magistrate Court premises this morning after he appeared in the disputed case with a panel of lawyers.

Gunarathna said that he complained to the magistrate regarding the incident. The magistrate has directed police to investigate the incident.

However, when a TV channel inquired from the Buddhist monk about the allegation Gnanasara Thero denied the charges.

The case was against BBS for disrupting a press conference held by the Jathika Bala Sena in Colombo.

BBS activists led by Gnanasara Thero violently disrupted the press conference of the inter-faith movement held in Colombo on April 09 against the racist organizations including the BBS.

Gnanasara Thero threatened the general secretary of Jathika Bala Sena Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thero and insulted the Muslim priests in public. The incident was widely covered by media.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister signs agreement for creation of Commonwealth Trade Finance Fund for Small States
-- [6 minutes ago]
Bribery Commission files case against former minister Johnston Fernando
-- [9 hours ago]
No-confidence motion against Sri Lanka's Finance Minister handed over to parliament
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's tri forces ready to assist police to maintain law and order
-- [9 hours ago]
British PM meets President Sirisena, offers £6.6 million over three years to help Sri Lanka recover from civil war
Two Japanese naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port
Sri Lanka Tamil party MPs commemorate Heroes Day in Jaffna
Former DIG, his son sentenced to death for businessman's murder
Sri Lankan President expresses satisfaction over achievements as Chair in Office of Commonwealth
Sri Lankan Minister calls for lowering energy costs to sustain country’s manufacturing competitiveness

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.