The Anunayake of the Seruwila Saranakiththi Kalyani Sect and Chief Incumbent of the Mangala Raja Maha Viharaya in Seruwila, the Most Venerable Seruwila Saranakiththi Thera has passed away.
The mortal remains of the Nayaka Thera, who passed away at a private hospital on Monday, May 2., are to be brought to the Seruwila Raja Maha Viharaya. The Nayaka Thera who also held the positions of Chief Incumbent at the Jayasumanaramaya in Trincomalee and the Uthurugiri Viharaya in Muttur, was 76-years-old at the time of his passing.
The Most Venerable Seruwila Saranakiththi Thera is remembered to this day, for his bold action to commence a hunger strike when the LTTE closed the Mavil Aru anicut.
The Nayaka Thera who rendered a yeoman service to protecting Buddhist heritage in the North and East, was ordained in 1960, and served the Sasana for 56 years.
The Funeral Committee will meet after the mortal remains are brought to the Seruwila Raja Maha Viharaya, to decide when the final rites will be observed.