Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera is new Chief Prelate of Asgiri Chapter

Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera is new Chief Prelate of Asgiri Chapter

Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera is new Chief Prelate of Asgiri Chapter

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

07 Apr, 2016 | 9:25 pm

The Most Venerable Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera was unanimously elected as the Mahanayake of the Asgiri Chapter of the Siam Sect on Thursday April 7.

The Most Venerable Thero’s appointment makes him the 22nd Mahanayake of the Asgiri Chapter.

The special Sanga Council meeting to elect the new Mahanayake for the Asgiri Chapter was held at the Asigiri Maha Viharaya on Thursday. The decision to select a Mahanayake Thero is taken with the consent of 19 Theras of the Sangha Council.

Venerable Vendaruwe Upali Anunayake Thero was also proposed for the post of Mahanayake of the Asgiri Chapter.

President Maithripala Sirisena extended his wishes to the newly appointed Mahanayake Thera on Thursday.

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