Ven. Ajan Brahmawanso Thera, who arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), to leave for Bangkok had been kept waiting at the airport for 12 hours as Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardane was also set to leave for Thailand on the same flight.
It was reported that the Thera had arrived at the BIA at around 10 pm on Tuesday (30) to take a Singapore Airlines flight to Bangkok, Thailand and was seated at the VIP lounge to board the flight.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardane and a group of Ministers had also arrived at the VIP Lounge to leave for Thailand.
After some time, the Prime Minister and the delegation had been taken on a special bus to board the flight. However, at around 2.30 am, Ven. Brahmawanso Thera, who was at the VIP Lounge, had been informed that his journey has been cancelled.
However, later, the Thera had been sent on board a SriLankan flight which left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 10.45 the following day. (T.K.G. Kapila)
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