The Court of Appeal yesterday granted time till January 11, 2017 to Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, to file objections in the contempt of court application filed against him by the Attorney General.
The Thera disturbed the Homagama Magistrate’s Court proceedings while a case against a group of army officers, suspected of the abduction of journalist Pradeep Ekneligoda was being heard.
The Magistrate submitted his complaint and the corresponding proceedings to the Court of Appeal, under Article 105/3 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka for consideration and necessary action. The Court of Appeal has referred the issue to the Attorney General, requesting him to assist the court in this issue.
The Court of Appeal bench comprised Justice Vijith K. Malalgoda (President) and Justice S. Thurairajah.