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Most Ven. Dr.Nagoda Amarawansa Chief Sanganayake Thera’s cremation tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe paying his last respects to Chief Sanganayake of the Western Province of Sri Lanka Ramannaya Maha Nikaya and Privenadhipathi of Sri Lanka Vidyalaya Maha Pirivena, Maradana Most Ven Dr.Nagoda Amarawansa Thera yesterday. Picture by Mahinda Vithanachchi

The cremation of Chief Sanganayake of the Western Province of Sri Lanka Ramannaya Maha Nikaya and Privenadhipathi of Sri Lanka Vidyalaya Maha Pirivena, Maradana Most Ven Dr.Nagoda Amarawansa Thera will take place tomorrow (25) at the Railway grounds, Colombo.

The Thera who was 62 at the time of his Passing Away is a student of former Anunayake Thera of the Sri Lanka Rammanaya Maha Nikaya Ven.Baddegama Wimalawansa Thera.

Ven.Dr.Nagoda Amarawansa Thera became the Privenadhipathi after the Passing Away of Ven.Baddegama Wimalawansa Thera.

The Thera played a pivotal role in the development of the Pirivena during the time when he was Pirivenadhipathi. The Thera was involved in Buddhist missions in several countries including Japan, India,China and Korea.

The Thera had a close rapport with members of other religions. The Chief Sanganayake’s remains lie at Sri Lanka Vidyalaya Pirivena, Maradana.