Police request help from public to arrest Gnanasara Thera

Updated: 11:12 GMT, Jun 18, 2017 | Published: 08:14 GMT, Jun 18, 2017 |

Police media spokesperson DIG Priyantha Jayakody has requested the public to inform if they come to know about the whereabouts of the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera.

Several police teams have been deployed to arrest Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera and he will be soon arrested, he further said.

It is a crime to help Thera and if anyone tries to protect him, they will also be arrested. Also If anyone knows any information, they can inform police headquarters or nearby police station, Police media spokesperson Priyantha Jayakody said.

Gnanasara Thera is wanted on several charges, including obstruction and threatening of police and making hateful statements aimed at creating disunity between communities.  The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Gnanasara Thera, for failing to appear in Court in answer to the summons.