Hard-line Sri Lankan Buddhist monk sentenced to 6 years
Source: Associated press
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday sentenced a hard-line Buddhist monk to six years in prison for contempt of court.
Galagoda Atte Gnanasara was found guilty of interrupting a court hearing in 2016 for military personnel accused of involvement in the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. The monk is the leader of a Buddhist group accused of instigating attacks on minority Muslims. The group has denied the allegation.
The monk has accused the journalist of supporting the separatist Tamil Tigers, who were defeated in a decades-long civil war.