German national ordained in Mihintale

German national ordained in Mihintale

Written by Staff Writer

30 Dec, 2013 | 11:24 pm

A German national has been ordained as a monk in Mihintale,  Anuradhapura. He had previously served as Mayor of Oberndorf in Germany.

Haman Akar of Oberndorf in Germany, says that he came to Sri Lanka to enter the priesthood, after he found peace through the teachings of Lord Buddha.

He was ordained as the Venerable Germaniye Rathana Thera. Venerable Germaniye Rathana Thera is currently residing at the Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya in Anuradhapura.

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