Dejected Athuraliye steps down from Presidential advisor post

Saturday, 28 July 2018

The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero says he has stepped down from the post of Senior Presidential Advisor.

Speaking at a conference in Colombo today, the prominent monk and Parliamentarian said that the President has not taken into consideration any advice given by him.

“I am ashamed that my name had the post of Senior Presidential Advisor next to it,” he said.

The Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero, who was instrumental in forming the unity Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena, said the country was heading for disaster.