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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 06.51 GMT
Most Venerable Weweldeniye Medhalankara Thero passes away


The Mahanayaka thero of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya, Most Venerable Weweldeniye Medhalankara thero passed away yesterday (29).

Most Ven. Wewldeniye Medhalankara thero's lay name was Singamkutti Arachchige Bejamin Appuhami. He was born on 07th December, 1909 in the village Millawala near Weweldeniya.

On 26th May 1922 Benjamin was ordinated in the name of "Weweldeniye Medhalankara". From 1922 to 1926 he read books and did studies in Anuradhapura . His higher ordination was done in 1930.

Weweldeniye Medhalankara Thero is well known for His both religious and social services. Medhalankara Thero had got the opportunity to establish so many temples all over the country. Some of those places are: Nuwara-Eliya, Halugama,Neligama,Kosatadeniya, Anuradhapura ,Nawana,Halpe and Ampara.

Venerable Weweldeniye Medhalankara had rendered a great service in working as advisor in many organizations and institutions like: "Buddha Srawaka Dhamma Pitaya" of Anuradhapura , Buddhist Cultural Organization, Mirigama, Ambana Children's home, Seth Sewana Elders' home and Merchants' Organization, Mirigama.

Many educational institutions were established under the guidance of Medhalankara Thero. Weweldeniye Medhalankara Thero also held so many posts.




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