Chief Sanghanayake of Nuwara Kalaviya Ven, Pallegama Hemarathana Thera has been appointed as the Chief of Anuradhapura Atamasthana by the Atamasthana Working Committee.
Ven. Hemarathana Thera succeeds the Late Ven. Dr. Pallegama Sirisumana Dhammarakkitha Thera who passed away on October 18.
He is sheduled to assume his sacred duties on next Friday morning (11)ග
A series of religious activities will be held at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi on Friday morning to bless the prelate. He will be taken in procession to the nothern entrance of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi where he will appointed by the head of the Atamasthana Karaka Sabha Dr. Janaka Bulankulama by traditional handing in a tray of flowers.