President calls on the Mahanayakes; outlines plans for 2016

President calls on the Mahanayakes; outlines plans for 2016

President calls on the Mahanayakes; outlines plans for 2016

Written by Staff Writer

31 Dec, 2015 | 9:10 pm

President Maithrpala Sirisena visited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy and called on the chief prelates.

President Sirisena who first arrived in Kandy visited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and obtained blessings.

Later, the president called on the chief prelate of the Siam Sect of the Malwathu Chapter the Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thero and elaborated on the future plan.

He then called on the cheif prelate of the Siam Sect of the Asgiriya Chapter the most venerable Galagama Sri Aththadassi Thero and obtained blessings.

Meanwhile, the Mahanayake of the Amarapura Sect, Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Thera marked his 100th birthday today.

The Mahanayake of the Asgiri Chapter, Most Venerable Galagama Attadassi Thero who called on the Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Thera early this morning, wished him a long lime.

This momentous occasion with the Chief Incumbent of the Kirinda Aluth Vihara in Gampola, Venerable Kandapola Medananda Thero was captured on camera,

The Centennial birthday of the Mahanayake of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Sect, Aggamahapanditha , the Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Thero was marked at the BMICH on Thursday morning.

The Maha Sangha from the three-sects, the President , Ministers and MP as well as foreign dignitaries were present for the occassion.

President Maithripala Sirisena presided over the occassion to issue a commemorative stamp to mark the milestone.

Kiribaddana Mudiyanse was born on December 31, 1915 to Aloka Mudiyanselage Kawurala and Gajanayake Mudiyanselage Kirimanike.

On March  8, 1928, he took up robes as Venerable Davuldena Ghanissara Thero.

He was educated under the guidance of  Venerable Umale Panghananda Thero and Venerable Umale Piyarathana Thero and passed the Pracheena , Prarambha and Central examination with distinction and was given the name of Rajakeeya Panditha.

An intellectual monk, the Most Venerable Davuldena Gnaissara Thero also had many novice monks learn under him at the Atampitiya Vidya-Gnaya Pirivena, Hunupitiya Gangarama Pirivena and Rahula College Malambe. He also served as a member of the Udarata Amarapura Sama Sri Sangha Council.

Acclaimed locally and internationally, Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Thero was made the Mahanayake of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Sect in 2002.

 

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