Bodu Bala Sena’s Gnanasara Thero Convicted for Contempt of Court and Released by President Sirisena Commits Same Offence Again by Defying Magistrate ‘s Court Forbidding Cremation of Buddhist Monk’s Body Within Disputed Precincts of Hindu Temple

By P.K.Balachandran

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven.Galagoda Aththe Gnansara Thero held a Sri Lankan court in contempt for the second time when on Tuesday, he defied a magistrate’s order not to cremate the body of a Buddhist monk within the disputed precincts of a Hindu kovil in the northern district of Mullaitivu.

The Sinhala-Buddhists in the Chemmalai area in Mullaitivu district wanted to cremate the body of Ven. Kolampe Medhalankara Thero, the chief priest of a Buddhist temple on land which is claimed by the Ganesha kovil.

The Kovil management and Hindu its devotees objected to the cremation there saying that cremating or burying a body within temple premises or adjacent to it, would amount to desecrating the holy place.

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