Diana was behind the release of the Uvatenne Tera

Sinhala Edition

Diana was behind the release of the Uvatenne Tera

The Director-General of Presidential Media announced yesterday (03) that Ven. Uwatenne Sumana Thero has been released on a presidential pardon.

The Chief Incumbent of the Maligawatta Bodhirajarama, Police Special Task Force (STF) officers and CID officers raided the temple on January 2, a few days before the 2010 presidential election.

Uvatenne Thero, an ally of the government during the Rajapaksa regime, was arrested after working for Sarath Fonseka's presidential candidacy.

MP Diana Gamage, who recently defected from the SJB to the People's Alliance, says that she is behind the granting of this freedom.

“Ven. Uwatenna Thera took over a lot of work on behalf of Mr. Fonseka in the 2010 Presidential Election. He was always in touch with us and helped us in many ways.

The court ordered that he be imprisoned for life on certain charges. But all the others involved in the incident were acquitted and released.

 Since then the monks and mothers of his temples have been subjected to various hardships. I was with them every time.

His mother was so helpless that we had to intervene to get the monk released. She came to the meeting and cried.

My written request was first handed over to the Prime Minister when I was in the Samagi Jana Balawewa. Then we discussed it with the President. Accordingly, the priest is Sumana

Will be released under a presidential pardon. Here the happiness of innocent, helpless mothers is the self-confidence I have. Thanks to the President, the Prime Minister and all other parties who contributed to this cause. ”