Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero stops fast following governors’ resignations

Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero stops fast following governors’ resignations

Written by Staff Writer

03 Jun, 2019 | 9:55 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) –  Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero concluded his fast opposite the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic following the resignation of the governors Azath Salley and M  L A M Hizbullah.

Governor of the Central Province Attorney-at-law, Maithri Gunaratne arrived at the premises of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and informed Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero on the resignations.

Maithri Gunaratne informed the Thero that Minister Bathiudeen had not announced whether he would step down or not from his position and the prime minister himself has to take a decision on the matter.

Ven. Rathana thero demanded written confirmation on the resignations if he is to quit his fasting campaign. Following the presentation of a written confirmation, Ven. Rathana Thero abandoned his “Sathyagraha campaign” and was admitted to the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital.

Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero noted that it is the prime minister’s duty to take a decision regarding Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and if the prime minister ignores the matter they would collectively take a decision at the parliament.

Meanwhile, the fasting campaign commenced by MP S. Viyalendiran to coincide with Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero’s fast was also concluded today(June 03).

 

 

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