Written by Staff Writer
20 Jun, 2016 | 8:32 pm
Venerable Gatamanne Dhammkitti Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the Maha Manthinda Pirivena and Chief Sangna Nayake of the Southern Province, has passed away.
The thero passed away at around 9.45 a.m., while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. He was 69- years-old at the time of his demise.
The remains of the thero were taken from Colombo to Matara on Monday afternoon. The remains will be placed at the Maha Manthinda Pirivena.
Born on May 27, 1947 in Getamaanna, Beliaththa, Venerable Gatamanne Dhammkitti thero was the fourth in a family of ten children.
He was ordained on December 26, 1957. Thereafter, in the year of 1987, he was appointed as the Chief Incumbent of the Maha Manthinda Pirivena
Venerable Gatamanne Dhammakiththi thera, played a significant role in building the Manthinda Pirivena and the Development of the Anura Vidyalaya affiliated to the Pirivena.
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