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23rd May, 2019 09:45:28 printer

News of the day

Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena granted an amnesty to a firebrand Buddhist monk on Wednesday, four days after holding talks with him at the country’s main prison, officials said.   Sirisena pardoned Galagodaatte Gnanasara days after releasing 762 other convicts to mark Vesak which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. “The President has pardoned the monk and he should walk out of prison by tomorrow or the day after,” an official source said.


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