Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thero.- Asgiriya Chapter

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Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thero.- Asgiriya Chapter

The Newly Elected Mahanayake Thero (Chief Prelate) of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siam Sect.

Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero is the present Mahanayaka Thero of the Asgiriya chapter of Siam Nikaya. He was appointed as the 22nd Mahanayke Thera of Asgiriya Chapter on 7th April 2016, by the Karaka Sangha Sabha of Asgiriya chapter.

The post of Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter fell vacant following the demise of the most venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Maha Nayake Thera.Eighteen members of the Karaka Sangha Sabha of the Asgiri Viharaya voted unanimously for the appointment of the 22nd Mahanayake Thera. Ven. Gnanarathana Thera who was also the chief Incumbent of the Badulla Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara and he was the Anunyake Thero of the Asgiriya Chapter. born on March 18, 1942 to the family of R.N.A.V.M. Mudiyanse and H.A.D.R. Pinchiamma. He was ordained in 1955.