The Bodu Bala Sena leader Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero and his mother met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday and thanked him for pardoning the controversial Thero.
Gnanasara Thero was serving a minimum six-year Rigorous Imprisonment sentence for multiple instances of contempt of court.
This included threatening the widow of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, Sandhya, inside the Gangodawila Magistrate’s Court.
The fiery Monk has been accused of whipping up mobs to attack minorities particularly Muslims.