Gunawansa thera visits military men at Welikada


Ven. Elle Gunawansa yesterday visited military officers and men held at Welikada prison in connection with several cases including the killing of founding editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunga, attacks on Associate Editor of The Nation Keith Noyahr and Editor of Rivira Upali Tennakoon and disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda.

Ven. Gunawansa chanted Seth Pirith to invoke blessings on them. The thera said arrangements should be made to release all the suspects on bail pending investigations. He visited them in view of the Eighth Anniversary of the defeat of terrorism.

The thera said that the suspects couldn’t be held indefinitely without trial. The government should indict them if sufficient evidence was available to prove allegations against them, he said. (SF)

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