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BBS monk found guilty of threatening disappearances activist

The head of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has been found guilty of threatening disappearances activist Sandhya Eknaligoda, by a Sri Lankan court last week.

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera was guilty Ms Eknaligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, inside the Homagama court premises in January 2016.

The monk is now due to be sentenced on June 14.

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