Written by Staff Writer
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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