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Ven.Ampitiye Rahula Nayake Thera’s cremation today

The cremation of Maharagama Siri Vajiragnana Dharmayanadhipati Ven. Ampitiye Sri Rahula Thera will be held at the Henry Pedris playground, Havelock town Colombo today, (20) at 3 pm.

The Ven.Sri Rahula thera passed away on February 17 aged 106.

The late Ampitiye Sri Rahula thera was a learned and erudite bhikkhu who rendered a great sasana service in keeping with the Buddha’s Word.The Ven. Ampitiye Sri Rahula Thera rendered a dedicated service towards creating a bhikkhu generation according to the Vajirarama tradition.

The Ven. Sri Rahula thera who served as the Principal of the Bambalapitiya Vajirarama Daham Pasala joined hands with the late Aggamaha Panditha Madihe Pannasiha Mahanayake thera to create the Maharagama Siri Vajirarama Dharmayatanaya and the Bhikkhu Training Centre. Thereafter he created the Maharagama Siri Vajiragnana Daham Paala and functioned as its founder Principal.

The Ven. Siri Rahula thera who functioned as the Director (discipline) of the Mahargama Bhikkhu Training Centre for a long time acted with foresight to create a Bhukkhu generation dedicated towards the perpetuation of the Sasana. The Ven Siri Rahula thera who pioneered the setting up of Aranya Senasanayas (forest hermitages) in keeping with the Vajirarama tradition took the initiative in setting up the Kandy Bolawatta Vajirarama Aranya, Digana Ambakote Thapovanaya, and the Mihintale Katupotha Kanda Vajirarama Aranya.

He also played a leading role in inaugurating the Kandy Primrose Park Dharmayatanaya.


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