Written by Staff Writer
08 Nov, 2016 | 12:34 pm
It was on a day like today, November 08, 2015 that the most Ven.Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, chief incumbent of the Kotte Naga Vihara passed away. Here is a look back into the life of Ven.Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero.
The thero was born on May 29, 1942, the Vesak Day in the village of Maduluwewa in Padukka, Homagama as Pathirage Don Rathnasekara.
The thero received his higher ordination after studying at the Vidyodaya and Vidyalankara Pirivenas and received his honorary doctorate from the University of Sri Jayewardenapura in 1964.
He put his charisma, influence and skill to maximum use in the fight through the National Movement for a Just Society (NMJS) to usher in a democratic government on January 8, 2015, by uniting a divided opposition and the trade unions, rights groups, artists, professionals and academia.
Sobitha Thero played a key role in bringing a new government to power.
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