GUILTY: Galagodaatte Gnanasara arrives in court; and (below, right) Sandya Eknaligoda with Melania Trump
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MONK DEFIANT AFTER INTIMIDATION JAIL VERDICT A FIREBRAND Buddhist monk was sentenced to six months in jail by a Sri Lankan court last Thursday (14) for in­timidating a woman whose cartoonist hus­band has been missing since his abduction by the military. The court in Homaga­ma, near the capital Co­lombo, also fined Gala­godaatte Gnanasara `1,500 ($10) and ordered him to pay `50,000 in compensa­tion to Sandya Eknaligoda for abusing her in January 2016. He was found guilty on two counts of intimidation and given six months for each offence, both sentences to be served concurrently. This is the first time Gnanasara…