Sri Lankan monk 'on holiday' in Japan

Occurred in Sri Lanka on Sept. 19, 2021 at 1:35 p.m.
Reported by Saahithiyanan Ganeshanathan via Internet on Sept. 19, 2021 at 7:55 p.m.

This report is Confirmed false and is of Medium Priority. Here is why -
The Sinhala-language text superimposed on the post reads as: "Sings praise of Mahinda until he loses his voice, while in Sri Lanka. Then he disrobes, goes to Japan and has fun. This is not good Gnanasaera thera".'Gnanasaera thera' refers to Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, a radical Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka who has been accused of hate crimes against Muslims. In May 2018, he was convicted of two counts of harassing and intimidating a woman whose husband was abducted in 2010 by state forces. However, the claim is false. The same image was shared in similar Facebook posts in 2021 and previously in 2016.The comment featured a screenshot of an Instagram post that used an identical image.The Instagram post is a birthday greeting to a different Sri Lankan national.A spokesperson for Bodu Bala Sena also said the photo in the misleading posts does not show Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara
Resolution added by - Saahithiyanan Ganeshanathan
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