Ven Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero was not a member of the Presidential delegation
The news circulating on the social media tools and websites stating that Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero comprised the Sri Lankan delegation accompanied the President to his state visit to Japan, is totally fictitious and false.
Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero has arrived in Japan on a personal visit before the commencement of the President’s tour to Japan, and the Thero participated in a meeting which was organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Japan to provide an opportunity to the Sri Lankan community in Japan to meet the President. The Thero also accompanied the Chief Incumbents of Buddhists Temples in Japan for this meeting with the President.
Using few photographs taken during that meeting, a news has been created that Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero was a member of the delegation of the President in his state visit to Japan and this news circulating on the social media tools and websites is a totally false.