The election of the 22nd Chief Incumbent of the Asgiri Chapter is scheduled to be held today.
The election will take place at the historic Observance Hall in the Asgiri Maha Viharaya.
Asgiri Maha Vihara Chapter Sangha Committee member Venerable Medagama Dhammananda Thera told our news team that the Sangha would meet at 3 p.m. today to elect the Chief Incumbent.
The Asgiri Chapter Chief Incumbent’s post fell vacant with the demise of Asgiri Chapter Chief Incumbent Most Venerable Galagama Sri Atthadassee Thera on 9th last month.
Two Vice Chief Prelates had decided recently to come up for the post of the Chief Incumbent of the Asgiri Chapter of the Siyam Nikaya.
Accordingly, Polonnaruwa Solosmasthana Chief Incumbent Venerable Venduruvey Upali Thera and Badulla Mutiyangana Rajamaha Vihaara Chief Incumbent Venerable Warakaagoda Gnanratana Thera informed the monks of the Sangha Fraternity about their intention to come forward for the Asgiri Chapter Chief Incumbent’s post.
This was done so with the traditional offering of betel.