Final rites of Bellana Gnanawimala Mahanayaka Thera to be held

Final rites of Bellana Gnanawimala Mahanayaka Thera to be held

Written by Staff Writer

06 Oct, 2014 | 10:35 am

The final rites of Mahanayaka of the Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha the Most Reverend Bellana Gnanawimala Maha Nayaka Thera, will be carried out on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The Most Reverend Bellana Gnanawimala Maha Nayaka Thera passed away on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the age of 95.

The Mahanayake Thera is renowned as a great scholar, and accomplished in Pali, Sanskrit, English and several other languages, and is known to have been committed to taking forward the Dhamma cause initiated by Anagarika Dharmapala.

The remains of the Venerable Thera will be kept for public respect at the Valukaramaya in Kollupitiya.

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