President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled a commemoration bronze statue of Ven. Welivitiye Sri Soratha Nayaka Thera yesterday (17) at Sri Jayewardenepura University premises to mark the Ven. Thera’s 50 death anniversary.
Ven Sri Soratha Thera was instrumental in obtaining university status for the Sri Jayewardenepura university, which was called as the Vidyodaya Pirivena then.
Ven Soratha Thera dedicated his entire life to the Vidyodaya university, which was later called the Sri Jayewardenepura university. He toiled tirelessly to uplift the status of the university to meet world standards, Sri Jayewardenepura university Vice Chancellor Doc. NLA Karunaratne said delivering the welcome speech.