The appeal filed by the Attorney General against the acquittal of Ven. Gnanasara Thero and 12 others has been withdrawn.
The Buddhist priest abd others were charged for allegedly attacking and causing damages to the Calvary Christian Centre in Malabe
As the Attorney General had decided to withdraw the appeal filed against the acquittal of the defendants , the Supreme Court acquitted the defendants.
Previously the High Court had acquitted the defendants from all charges.
Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero has been convicted of four Contempt of Court charges and sentenced by the Appeal Court to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 years.and is currently serving the sentence.