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VEN GIRAMBE ANANDA ANUNAYAKE THERA PASSES AWAY

Most Ven Girambe Ananda, the Anunayake thera of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya and Viharadhipathi, Anuradhapura Sri Sarananda Maha Pirivena Viharaya passed away following a brief illness yesterday (February 20).

He was 80. Born in 1938, he was ordained in 1949. He was instrumental in spreading Buddhism here and abroad by engaging in Dhammaduta service.

A renowned socio religious worker, he was instrumental in building a ‘Vishrama Sala’ (rest hall) for foreign and local pilgrims visiting Anuradhapura and building homes for poor homeless people with the help of foreign and local donors. He headed a chain of 33 Pirivenas and Viharayas which catered to nearly 250 bhikkhus. Cremation will take place under state patronage at the Anuradhapura Harischandra Park on February 24 afternoon. 


 

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