19 October, 2018

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Gnanasara Sentenced To 19 Years Of Rigorous Imprisonment

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Atte Gnanasara was sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment by the Appeals Court on four Contempt of Court charges over an incident that took place on January 25, 2016. The sentences will run concurrently and will be completed in 6 years.

Gnanasara

President of Court of Appeal, Justice Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Shiran Gunaratne announced the sentence this morning (August 8).

The defendant was not present in court at the time and defense counsel informed court that his client had been admitted to the Sri Jayewardenapura Hospital.

The determination was on a case filed by the Attorney General against Gnanasara following a petition submitted to the Appeals Court by the Former Homagama Magistrate and current Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake.

Earlier Gnanasara was sentenced to 6 months of rigorous imprisonment on June 14 for threatening Sandya Ekneligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda within the Homagama court premises.

Former Homagama Magistrate and present Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, Deputy Solicitor General Dileep Peiris and prison officers filed statements against Gnanasara Thero.

According to spokespersons of the BBS, the determination has already been challenged in court.

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    Gnanasara gets 19 years RI for shouting off his mouth. UNP top level politicians and businessmen central bank robbers go all the way to claim heaven’s luxuries for far more serious crimes against the nation. hahahaha!!! Here is Sri Lankan style of dispensing justice, and I hope foreign governments take note of this miracle.

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      Do not worry. Before next elections at least 50 will be behind bars on high profile cases.

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        Why not rope in the rest of the cast such as Elle Gunawansa and “Adolf” Upali while you’re at it?

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        Enoch. It is very difficult to believe!!!

      • 6
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        Enoch, that’s what we the stupids have been expecting since January 2015. Anyway “while there is life, there is hope”

      • 2
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        Why our dear Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka wants to ask President Maithripala Sirisena to give him a presidential pardon!

    • 5
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      OK….. So, the system that runs the country must have decided to dismantle the Zionist BBS (Mossad backed agents) and also to dump their Racist Soldier after the debacle of the State Sponsored Digana pogrom which has expose’s of the STF, MPs and other govt linked group’s involvement as captured in the many CCTV clips that are circling around in the web. The Judiciary for their part, have to show the world that the Justice system is functioning as according to the books. The Judiciary is the one which produces and pumps into the system the type of Politicians that are corrupting the very system that they should be protecting. Almost all the past GOVIGAMA MAFIA RULING ELITES had some sort of LAW Degree behind them (The criminals who knows the loopholes to escape punishments)……………………

      Gnanasara is punished not for the major sins he committed during the last 3-4 years of the BBS Zionist Project. The “WANDA PETHI” saga that blew into a massive ISLAMOPHOBIA campaign has many lives dead. The Sinhala lad who died at the hospital after he got admitted with a false claim of him getting beaten up, is a FALSE FLAG OPERATION, a conspiracy that GNANASARA/BBS/JHU/Mahasona/SLPP/VIYATH MAGA/UNP/SLFP team coordinated and executed in the same Military Style operation to appease SOME PARTY who are powerful, for a special purpose. It has all the hallmark of the Zionist style that’s been going on all around the world against the MUSLIMS. Its a GOVIGAMA MAFIA’s covert joint operation conducted with the help of the MOSSAD.

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        OMG, that means Ranjan Ramanayake will also get 19-year rigorous imprisonment.
        .
        UNP is dying hard for an election boost to their camp. They are in a competition with Mahinda to win over Muslims. Anyways this will work the opposite way. Meaning, the entire Sangha community and Buddhists will vote against ANY UNP candidate. (Ranil I doubt will contest.)
        The second such attempt is via Army. Ranil is abusing the Army Commander for political work. I heard his speech yesterday. He says Tamil diaspora is wealthy and that they should bring down to make investments in Sri Lanka. Well, Tamils in the diaspora are not interested in investing here. They only send money to their loved ones. Those who are interested are LTTE diaspora who are dying to find a way to legalize their black money. That is not what Ranil wants actually.
        He is trying to enlarge the Tamil population in the North for opportunistic purposes. He tried this in 2017 through a Cabinet Paper to give voting rights to former IDPs who are now living abroad. Many objected to this. I myself also wrote to the President (via CT) as people overseas should not be allowed to be the decisive factor in elections. It is a violation of civil and political rights of bona fide voters. To his credit, the President stopped it. Now it’s coming through a different channel i.e. Army Commander. He should prevent from making political comments. Army should not be a cat’s paw to UNP.
        .
        This is to former President:: You will be the saviour of the entire country, AGAIN. I want you to “discipline” your camp. Their “stupid monkey dance” demoralizes your supporters. You are the heart and soul of Sinhalese. May the Blessings of Sacred Tooth Relic shower upon you!!!

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          Champa, More than Ranjan it is important to imprison GMOA prez. who also has a contempt of court case against him on a violation of medical ordinance verdict on September 4th. He tried to destroy 1000 SAITM doctors and failed. Now crept into SL Medical Council to destroy the whole aim of the profession, and grab money, power, political strength to topple govt. He and cohort mafia terror is worse than VP as it affects all the innocent poor and sick citizens in hospitals. He is a maraya tp take lives.

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      His conduct was not becoming of a person dressed in the robes of a buddhist monk . However , the sentence appears to be disproportionate to the crime he committed .

    • 2
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      this comment is a good example for “yanne koheda malle Pol” .

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      thrishu:
      Foreign governments should be pissed and rightfully so as the court has made a fool of itself by letting the sentences run concurrently.

      The racist MF will serve only a maximum of 6years which is less than one third of the actual sentence and if he gets any leniency for good behavior by being the bitch of some guard more time will be taken off.

      Does this look fair to you. 19 years RI should be 19 years RI.

    • 6
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      thrishu

      “Gnanasara gets 19 years RI for shouting off his mouth.”

      It is very unreasonable that Gnanasara is sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment when Wimal Sangili Karuupan Weerawansa is being let off scot-free even though he declared “that Parliament must be bombed from above and swiped out of existence if it dared to pass a new constitution as proposed by the present government.”.

      Unacceptable.
      What are you going to do?
      You know what, Wimal Sangili Karuupan said what he said while Mahinda and Gota were seated on the same stage.

    • 6
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      Dear thrishu,
      .
      The irony highlighted by you is appalling, yet as I write this, you comment has received 6 Green Likes and 33 Red Dislikes. Why?
      .
      My interpretation: We all wish to see corrupt politicians of whatever party punished severely. But it is so difficult.
      .
      Gnanasara is not a healthy influence either. This has been a much easier case to prove, so they’ve begun with it. When we start protesting incongruity and make comparisons between cases, we’re going to stop any crime at all from being prosecuted seriously.
      .
      Of course that’s not the whole story. Fathima, below, asks, “Am I missing something here?” Yes, of course. Our lawyers, and the courts they operate in, are jealously guarded by the “black coated fraternity”. As Nagananda Kodituwakku and Suganthika Fernando have been telling us, we have good cause to hate the entire set up.
      .
      However, we have to balance that distaste with the practical consideration that I started with, PLUS I’m also unsure as to who you are, and what your motives are. Are you merely drawing a red herring across the paths of those who want impartial investigation of all offences? It goes without saying that Fathima and you are both justified in complaining about discrepancies relating to the gravity of offences.

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      Thishu is one who would lick the balls of Rajakashes even if they would not allow to do so. So something better cant come out of the cesspit of Thrisu.
      Shame on Richmondians. I never thought the kind of scholars would too bend their heads to idiots. Not bank robbery but the huge loans taken by rajapkashe men not tthinking twice have made this country a chinese colongy. It is bleieved over 4000 billions of debst to be to them, most of them had gone tothe pockets of ballige puth Rajakshe but today, tax payers should bear the huge burden.
      Thisu, is thinking of reutrning home after Golter would be elected, but it will just be a dream. Ones that sought greener pastuers, like Thrisu would return to home when their oppotunistic gains would find fine with the time. This man and the like men aer the curse to our folks.

  • 20
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    good so. Keep him behind bars…..

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    OMG…OMG, It is surreal, I keep pinching my self.Too good to be true.

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      chiv
      Pinch little harder cos’ after Ranjan Ramanayake, it is Wigneshwaran and then Vijayakala in that order who should receive similar 19 year RI or even more for Wiggi and Vijayakala for contempt of court, attempting to resurrect a banned terrorist organization and violating the Constitution.
      If you think we will keep quiet, you all are mistaken. We will make sure the law is implemented for government side and people’s side equally and impartially.

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        Champa …………………………. profession

        What are you going to do with your hero pimp Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa who wanted to “bomb Parliament from above and swiped out of existence”?

        I believe he said that because he wanted the best for the parliamentarians and the country.

        Do you know whether he is going to be inside or outside the parliament when the bomb is being dropped?

      • 0
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        Champa:
        Keep dreaming, based on available info Ranjan & Wig looks like simple contempt of court charges which would be a misdemeanor. Does not carry much weight if found guilty will be a cash fine or max six months.

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      chiv
      Not good enough. 19 years should be 19 years not 6.

  • 16
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    Just one down, how may more to go ?

    There are a few hundred of people who needs to be confined to barracks for Racism, Plundering the state and high profile Murders, if this beautiful multi cultural land is to be developed as a Nation.

    Let’s live and leave a cultured land for our future generations, void of racists, plunderers , rapists and murderers which should start from Diyawnnawa, which truly needs some cleansing and fumigation.

  • 13
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    If there is a will on the part of President and Prime Minister, it is not difficult to send Our former president Mahinda Rajapakse, former Defence Secretary Gotapaya Rajapakse and Economic Minister Basil Gotapaya to the jail because they committed more crimes ( not on war crimes, purely on corruption, mis use of power) than Gnanarasa.

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      Ajith,

      Gnanasara is just a trial run to see the pulse of the Sinhala Buddhists.
      Before long all the Medamulana Brothers along with there henchmen will face the law of the land.
      I cant wait to see Wimal and Udaya getting 10 year sentences.

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        Sandra, You certainly have a great capacity to dream!

    • 3
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      Ajith – “..it is not difficult to send our former president Mahinda Rajapakse … to the jail.” Whatever said and done Ranilpaksa will not allow this to happen!

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      Ajith:
      Al Capone did not go to jail for the murders he committed or the moonshine he distributed but tax evasion.
      Corruption and misuse of power should be easier to prove than war crimes and wont be a touchy issue.

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    Oh..golly gosh……
    Did he Rob a Bank, Manslaughter or Caught with a few Kilos of Crack in Paliyagaoda?..

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      He did much worse! He incited communal violence that drove mobs to destroy properties, set fire to buildings and even cause deaths indirectly. More serious than contempt of court!

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      KAS:

      Sadu! Sadu! Sadu.

      “Did he Rob a Bank”
      No he tried to blow gota and got his A/whipped.
      Hope they check for the kilos of Crack up his A.. while he is in prison.

      I am still not happy that the sentence is concurrent.

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        BUTT HEAD BURT: The jail of bhikku Ghanasara, does not it similar to the crucifiction of the bhikku for the sins that Sinhala buddhists are doing. I mean they are silent.

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          Jim da Dimwit:
          “The jail of bhikku Ghanasara”
          You mean convicted criminal Ganasara. No more bhikku, Rev crap.
          ” I mean they are silent.”
          Sinhala Buddhists are cowards. They only attack the helpless and hunt in packs. When the going gets tough they run for cover. Remember “Onna Koti Annawa”.
          LOL

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        Berty,
        Fathima says Venerable Gnana only called the Judges a P***** s and a Po*****s
        Seriously how many times you have been addressed in even more juicy terms like F*** W*** and C*** by your fellow inhabitants now you share your new life with, in the those Democratic Lands full of Milk & Honey.?…
        I have been called that many times even during my short visits.
        And even in Ontario…
        And they used an adjective B even in front of the C..
        So does it warrant 19 years hard labour?.
        Yahapalanaya I thought, is all about getting our inhabitants to be like Western buddies of Dr Ranil.
        I think our Judges have to get their firs,t and learn the new terms in the Dialect they use in their daily lives…..
        Wonder what they give the Dude who killed the Judge?..

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          KAS:
          There are some issues with your argument.
          “Fathima says Venerable Gnana only called the Judges a P***** s and a Po*****s”
          The uneducated monkey in the banana suit did this inside the premises of the court yard thereby the insult was directed not at the individual but the office he held. Which made this a serious offense of “Criminal Contempt”.

          “Seriously how many times you have been addressed”
          Your still not getting the point. A black guy calling another a Nigger is quite different from a white guy calling a black guy a nigger.

          “Seriously how many times you have been addressed in even more juicy terms”
          I don’t know which part of Ontario you visited but slang is not a common thing used in my official or social circle.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Did he Rob a Bank, Manslaughter or Caught with a few Kilos of Crack in Paliyagaoda?..”

      No, none whatsoever.
      His mother made a mistake giving birth to him.
      Hence the son is being punished.

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        Dear Native,
        I suppose you don’t use swear words, like BC ,FW, which our Western mates spit out even while on the Freeways in their V8s…?
        I can understand our Judgdes because they don’t have to deal with those Dudes.
        You ought to remember Native…. Venerable Gnana works with that 5 Million Clients who are malnourished according to your own UN Report on Lankawe Poverty.
        The P words which Gnana supposed to have used are their common dialect.
        I know because I was on of them.
        How about you ?.
        Are you a Born Elite like Dr Dayan?…

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        NV,
        “His mother made a mistake giving birth to him.”
        His mother realized it early. That’s why she donated him to the temple. What happened in the temple is history.

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          old codger

          “His mother realized it early. That’s why she donated him to the temple. “

          You mean she handed him over to his biological father.

  • 6
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    Do not worry. Before next elections at least 50 will be behind bars on high profile cases.

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      Enoch:
      So do we need new courts or prisons? Or both?

  • 13
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    The Court of Appeal should be hailed for delivering such a brave and just judgement with no hesitation to the country’s popular racist opinions .

  • 7
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    It is our politics that brought Monks to the streets and seek their blessings
    on hard political matters giving them a false impression that they are part
    of decision making process . And they came this far threatening the whole
    system of law and law making in public . He once said this system of
    government is not suitable for us . He was just anything but a Monk . Sri
    Lanka in such a situation that it needs a spring cleaning in almost everything
    we do . Whole new beginning is the need . Everyone in their place is one such
    good beginning if that is the motive of Gnanasara episode.

  • 7
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    OH !! Holy Cow.!!! BULL SHIT!! CT Author ?? Is it for real???
    Am I dreaming??? OH God !! Holy Cow Dung!!
    Did the HOLY HOLY MAHASANGHEEEEE GIVEN PERMISSION TO HANG THIS THIEF. FOUL MOUTHED
    DISGUSTING YELLOW ROBED MAHASNGHEEEEE PROTECTOR BEHIND BARS??
    Surreal, Unbelievable, Has Srilankan Law & Order gone Bonkers???
    Are we celebrating?? Yet??

  • 11
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    This fellow was a curse. Good to get him out of the way.
    Gota must be sobbing at the plight of his creature

  • 8
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    This fine figure of an Elephant in Jayawardenapura hospital spreading rigorous Racists slogans??
    My word.?
    What a disgrace to allow this man to celebrate in luxury in the hospital.?
    This is our Law &Order.
    I was so elated when I saw this article, now I am Deflated for the power of Srilankan Law & Order.
    Carrot stick effects that’s all.
    No wonder the crimes are on the rise ,even the Parliamentarians are involved in major crimes.
    Now every Tom , dick , and Harry needed to be called Sir!!
    Their pictures should be adorning the walls and street corners.
    What kind of Pathetic power hungry Nincompoops!! Shitters I would say.

  • 10
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    Finally this racist thug is going to be where he belongs. Let this be a good example for others too. We do not need thugs in saffron robes threatening citizens, and behaving as if they are above the law.

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      Malli, the racist thug
      Don’t jump too high man. Your fall will be big.
      Our time is coming. This will make Sinhalese Buddhists united and more determined to fight as one to wipe out this government forever.
      We Sinhalese never be downhearted in the face of adversity.
      Pressure creates diamonds!!!! Fire defines gold!!!!

  • 6
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    Beginning of the End?

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    When BBS Gnanasara came out of prisons a couple of months ago he was welcomed with white ‘pavada’ on which flower petals were strewn by his acolytes. This verdict should make them feel like asses. He spoke to the media and said he received the love and affection of not only fellow prisoners but also of prison guards. This time it is hoped the prison guards will show no leniency on him but ensure that Rigorous Imprisonment is exactly that and nothing less. They cant have a society for love and understanding – Lalith Kotelawala style – in prison. The duty of the prison guards is to ensure compliance with court verdicts; not change them as they fancy. Wish you a pleasant stay Gnanasara. It will do your mouth some good. And remember, temper is a precious possession. You shouldn’t lose it.

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    Poor monk, did all sorts of much more dangerous things and got escape to get caught on simply threatening a woman within a court premises.

    This shows the respects Sri Lankan systems offer to a suffering lady and the courts premises that is more than an entire community’s suffering due to the monk.

    Also it seems, in public rallies and stages anyone can utter anything but not within courts premises?
    Am I missing something here, if someone can clarify?

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      Fathima,

      He deserves it and asked for it.
      He called the Judge Pak..a and Pon..ya

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      Fathima ,

      ” Also it seems , in public rallies and stages anyone can utter anything but
      not within courts premises?”
      Agree with your pain .But it is the absence of justice that allowed this wild
      behaviour in public to go round scot free . Criminal law must have handled
      him on more than one occasion on variety of issues but his anti-Muslim
      outrage provided him political protection that had tied the hands of justice.
      Hands of justice , I don’t think fully freed as yet but for whatever reason this
      man gets locked up must be a big relief for law abiding general public and
      his victims . BELIEVE THAT WHEN LAW AND ORDER FIRMLY ESTABLISHED,
      PEOPLE UNDER IT WIIL FIND PEACE , NO MATTER WHO . YOU DON’T NEED
      YOUR NAME ON IT TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH .

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      Fathima:
      “Am I missing something here, if someone can clarify?”
      Yes your missing the complete basis of the case. This charge and sentence is for insulting the court and impeding on its proceedings bringing disrepute to the court.

  • 5
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    Sirisena and Wickramasinghe showed their cowardice by not punishing Rajapakses for their murders, corruption………….. and that gave a signal to all trouble makers to do whatever they want to – may be on roads, courts anywhere

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    Now aftermath of this “Gnanasara Case”, there is another “Contempt of Court” case filed in against the Chief Minister of the Northern Province – Justice Wigneswaran. This case has been filed by one of the Ministers in the NPC, through which he alleges that the CM Mr. Wigneswaran has violated an “ORDER” given by Courts. Let us see how this case winds its way through the Justice System of Sri Lanka. Very interesting to see an “Ex Supreme Court” Judge called upon to account for “Contempt of Courts”. Will he join Gnanasara?

  • 5
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    Do not be excited – he will be out in 19 days – with a pardon from H.E who only cares about future Votes. The
    drama will be used to exalt prevailing decline in Justice, Law & Order under his GG

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      punchinilame ,

      Gnanasara received only about 25,000 votes countrywide .
      Why take the risk of losing millions for that 25,000 ? This
      time he’s going to be in that popular “jumper” at least for
      good couple of years . Well , as you and me know that all
      our good things start with religious blessings , our judiciary
      might have embarked on a mission to see that justice is
      upheld in a grand way with the same people who give their
      blessings even for all corruption and fraud in the country !
      Why not applaud the courage ?

  • 2
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    Infamous and notorious white van man goon GoTA is conspiring to get this racist foul mouthed criminal on bail. Brave Judges, don’t let this happen [Edited out]

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    CT donkeys, wait to see the responses of your politicos.
    Soma

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      somass

      “CT donkeys, wait to see the responses of your politicos.”

      The courts are making a big mistake.
      Court should exile him to Myanmar.
      He should at least spend one year in Myanmar with his close mate and fellow racist Ashin Wirathu.

  • 3
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    The judiciary has at long last lived up to its responsibility and found him guilty.

    The onus is now on the doctors of Sri Jayewardenapura Hospital to declare him a ‘malingerer’ after full examination.

    Will they live up to their responsibilities under the Hippocratic Oath, or, yield to political/religious/social pressure and declare him ill enough to avoid imprisonment.

  • 4
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    Fantastic decision by the courts. This imbecile should not be allowed to come out of jail ever again. He is a not a monk but a thug wearing yellow robes doing the racist biddings of the Rajapakses. It will be a common sight now to see the rajapakses and baluwansas going to visit this thug and bowing before his stinking testicles poxed with syph and gonnoreah. Hope the bastard rots in jail. At last a glimmer of hope that the judiciary system is beginning to work. A massive thanks from the people of Sri Lanka to the integrity of the judges who did their job par excellence. I am sure the other despots and crooks in the ex regime must be shitting in their pants now.

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    Justice Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Shiran Gunaratne must be promoted and appointed as Supreme Court judges. I am sure their knees won’t wobble and feet get cold when they are asked to hear cases against high-profile personalities. Supreme Court judges who recuse themselves from cases must be sent out on early retirement, preferably without pension, because their actions amount to obstruction of justice!

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    A dry run for the ‘Paksa clan’ clean up or a sacrifice in lieu of that for the International Community?

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    Happy and sad …. Sad because Gnanasara Thero opened the gate for Islamic Da’wa or preaching. He prepared a Buddhist audience to listen to Islam and made monks to read the most glorious Book of Allah. By this many monks and Buddhists embraced Islam. Many Budxhists started appreciating Islam.
    Happy because … I consider his punishment is for insulting Allah and Islam. Its Allah’s way of doing things. Now Buddhists can’t blame Muslims for his RI.

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      Mohamed – Very soon Gandasara will opt himself to be circumcised before going to Hotel de Prison!

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    Too soon for celebrations. He will be out in a month. Remember, this is Sri Lanka, a land (and a judicial system) like no other.

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    I think Corruptions in Sri lanka go tmuch worse. either by the govt to discredit the Jackpl opposition with so many aliases or Jackol oppostion, I mean Allmighty Mahinda Rajapakse to discredit allready a mess and the den of theives yahapalanaya, so this advertisement is here.

  • 2
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    This news report is correct. I think the president hopeful must come out now. YAhapalananya think 69% of sinhala buddhist votes are secondary to minority votes.

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    Threatening a woman can be justified in the name of national security. Therefore there is no crime committed. The state conspired to arrest a spiritual leader. I heard last time he was in jail ruthless LTTE terrorists sodomised him. May be it is another attempt to put Maha Ven Gnanasara in the same cell with LTTE terrorists

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      Jim da Dimwit:
      How is threatening a woman a national security issue?

      Are you that stupid? This case and sentencing has nothing to do with threatening a woman. The charge is for insulting the court and impeding on the judicial process. Which is a serious offense and the charge was not a simple contempt of court charge like not showing-up to court but criminal contempt of court.
      Most of the credit should go to the AG’s dept. They went big and the court could not give a slap on the wrist and allow it slide.

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      I HEARD last time he was in jail ruthless LTTE terrorists sodomised him.

      Do not lend your ears to the mad man.

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        It’s true he was sodomised by LTTE in jail.

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