Athuraliye Rathana Thero

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Honourable Venerable
Athuraliye Rathana Thero
MP
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Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for National List
Assumed office
2015
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Kalutara District
In office
2004–2010
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Gampaha District
In office
2010–2015
Personal details
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Political party Jathika Hela Urumaya
Residence Sadaham Sewana Gothami Uyana, Obesekarapura, Rajagiriya
Occupation Buddhist monk
Religion Buddhist

Athuraliye Rathana Thero is a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, politician and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. A leading member of the Jatika Hela Urumaya a Buddhist nationalism party in Sri Lanka, thero played a major role in defeating Mahinda Rajapaksa and making maithripala Sirisena President.[1] In the 2015 general election thero was a national list nominee of the United National Party List. Thero was appointed to the parliament after United National Party won the election.[2]

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