The President has reportedly signed the official letter for the release of Ven Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero.
Dilantha Vithanage of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has also confirmed this news.
An official at the Presidential Secretariat also said that the President has decided to release the thero.
The relevant letter will be sent to the Welikada Prison through the subject ministry, he added.
On May 18, the President visited Gnanasara Thero in the Welikada Prison.
It was reported that the Presidential Secretariat asked the Prisons Department to submit a report on Ganasara Thero yesterday (21).
After Gnanasara Thero was found guilty of four charges including contempt of court, the thero was sentenced to 19 years in prison, to be spent in 6 years.