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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 5.30 GMT
President felicitates Ven Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera


President Mahinda Rajapakse felicitated venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera of the Sri Sumanaramaya of Udammita in Veyangoda who has been appointed as the Sanghanayake of Northern America at Asgiriya Chapter of Sri Lanka Siam Maha Nikaya. The felicitation ceremony was held at Temple Trees last afternoon (Aug 13).

The President appreciated the service rendered by the Venerable monk to promote Buddhism in the USA.

He has been appointed Sanghanayake of North America and conferred with the title of “Dharma Dutha Shashthra Naipunya”. The appointment has been offered considering Upananda Thera’s educational credentials, and 15 years of service to propagate Buddha Dhamma in North America. The Venerable Thera stated that country has achieved an unbelievable advancement under the present administration.






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