Chief Incumbent Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera has been restrained from utilising Narahenpita Abhayarama temple property for political, commercial and trade union activities by an interim injunction issued by Colombo District Court.
This order will be effective until the final determination of this lawsuit. The interim order was issued by Colombo District Court Judge Sujeewa Nissanka sequel to a lawsuit filed by Ven. Pathberiye Wimala Gnana Thera of Kirulapana Purvaramaya.
The petition alleged that the properties of the Abhayarama Temple including the buildings and premises are being used by political parties and trade unions to gain political advantage in a manner that brought disrepute to the temple. These activities have taken place with the consent and blessing of Ven. Muruththettuwe AnandaThera and thereby he sought an injunction order preventing Ven. Ananda Thera from utilising the temple property for political, commercial and trade union activities.