Gnanasara Thero did not accompany President to Japan – PMD
By Hansi Sandeepika
16 Mar, 2018 | 5:49 PM
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The President’s Media Division has issued a statement saying Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero was not a member of the Sri Lankan delegation accompanied the President to his state visit to Japan.
According to the statement, news circulating on social media and websites stating Gnanasara Thero was part of the Sri Lankan delegation is totally fictitious and false.
Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero had arrived in Japan on a personal visit before the commencement of the President’s tour to Japan, said the President’s Media Division
The statement also says that the Thero participated in a meeting which was organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Japan, to provide an opportunity for the Sri Lankan community in Japan to meet the President.
It adds the Thero also accompanied several monks of Buddhists Temples in Japan for this meeting.