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Sinhala monk requests presidential pardons for fellow Sinhala monks and murderers

The Buddhist monk who leads the Sinhala Buddhist group ‘Sinhala Ravaya’ has requested presidential pardons for fellow monk Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, the founder of the Sinhala Buddhist hate group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) who is currently serving jail time for contempt of court, and Duminda Silva, the SLFP politician with strong links to the drug trade and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, currently on death row accused of the murder of a fellow politician.

Magalkande Sudatta, general secretary of Sinhala Ravaya, a group known for violent campaigns against Tamils and Muslims, requested the pardons following the return of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to the forefront of Sri Lankan politics as the de facto Prime Minister newly appointed by the current president Maithripala Sirisena.

See more about Sinhala Ravaya, BBS and Duminda Silva below.