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Ape Janabala Party (AJP) will take measures to appoint Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera as its national list MP after Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera resigns from his MP seat, AJP President Saman Perera said.

He said Ven. Rathana Thera had agreed to resign from his parliamentary seat after three months and hand it over to Ven. Gnanasara Thera. Meantime, Ven. Wedinigama Wimalatissa Thera who claimed to be the AJP general secretary was nominated himself to the seat.

Ven. Rathana Thera promised to give Ven. Gnanasara Thera the parliament national list seat three months after his appointment. However Ven. Gnanasara Thero had said that it was not an issue if Ven. Rathana Thero occupied the seat even for six months.

Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, had received a total of 67,758 votes in last year's General Election. 

Ven. Rathana Thero contested the election from the Gampaha District. He was a National List MP of the United National Front in the last Parliament.

Ven. Rathana Thero was sworn in as a Member of Parliament on January 5.

The Party Secretary said that they are getting ready to appoint Ven. Gnanasara Thero as a Member of Parliament after the resignation of Ven. Athuraliye Rathana. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • RoaringCreek Wednesday, 09 June 2021 02:25 PM

    Mr.Rathana will never resign. He think he is the organic man and has a lot to do. He is a bootlicker of star call and a man with no policy, ethics or principals.

    GolderArrow Wednesday, 09 June 2021 02:27 PM

    A game of music chairs which will turn ugly. Either on in the legislature is a sore in the eye.

    Tracher Wednesday, 09 June 2021 02:28 PM

    Great move! A distraction is badly needed in Sri Lankan politics

    Borat Wednesday, 09 June 2021 02:47 PM

    Thought country already gone to dogs but with this announcement looks like we are in a cesspit

    neil alwis Wednesday, 09 June 2021 03:17 PM

    end of WAHAABIS in sri lanka and hard hit for vanity COLOMBONS!!!

    Grace Wednesday, 09 June 2021 03:19 PM

    Our future president. Congratulations. You will get more than 6.9 millions votes from the intelligent people

    Srilankan Wednesday, 09 June 2021 07:38 PM

    Calibre of Sri Lankans.

    VJ Wednesday, 09 June 2021 07:49 PM

    The parliament is now complete.

    vince Wednesday, 09 June 2021 09:12 PM

    like your jest

    GGT Thursday, 10 June 2021 12:17 AM

    Ha...... Sir, you are warmly welcome

    Gen. Public Thursday, 10 June 2021 01:26 AM

    Clergies should not do politics, they should be confined to the temple.

    Sammy Thursday, 10 June 2021 12:26 PM

    A worse goon replacing another.


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