The ousted chief incumbent of the historic Mihintale Rajamaha Vihara has been stripped of his Sangha Nayake position too.
The Malwatte Chapter, in a statement, said Ven. Namalwewa Rathanasara Thera has been removed from the Upa Pradhana Adhikarana Sangha Nayake of Nuwaragam Palatha as well.
The committee of the Chapter that met on March 16 has taken the decision, in view of the child abuse charges leveled against him.
Rathanasara Thera has opposed the stripping of his chief incumbent position and staged a protest and a fast and also prevented his successor from taking up the duties, said the statement.