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Passing Away of Most Ven. Dr. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thera, great loss to country – Colombo Archbishop

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Issuing a message of Condolence yesterday the Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said he was deeply saddened by the news on the Passing Away of the Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Chief Adhikarana Sangha Nayaka of Colombo and Chilaw, Peliyagoda Vidyalankara Parivenadhipathi Aggamaha Panditha Most Ven. Dr. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thera.

“I have known Most Ven. Dr. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thera for over two decades. The Nayaka Thera dedicated himself to the service of the country and its people. I see his Passing Away as a great loss to the country and all its people. I have met Nayaka Thera on numerous occasions during social service engagements and he has always been a very humble and friendly person and I greatly admire his openness and unassuming demeanour.”

The Head of the Catholic Church extended his condolences to the Buddhist community in the country and wished Aggamaha Panditha Most Ven. Dr. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thera Supreme Bliss.

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