Chief Prelate of Ramanna Maha Nikaya passes away
By Kumudu Upul Shantha, Sanduni Gamarachchi, Kandy and KL Suraweera
Most Venerable Napane Pemasiri Thera, Mahanayake of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya, passed away at the age of 98 yesterday. According to sources, Most Ven.Napane Pemasiri Thera had been receiving treatment at the Peradeniya Hospital at the time of his demise.
He was appointed Maha Nayaka of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya on 3 September eight years ago.
Prior to the appointment, Most Ven. Pemasiri Thera had served as the Chief Incumbent of Menikhinna Hurikaduwa Vidyasagara Pirivena and the Adhikarana Sanghanayaka of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya. The late Thera had succeeded Most Ven. Weweldeniye Medhalankara Thera as the 13th Chief Prelate of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya. Funeral arrangements of the late Chief Prelate are to be announced later.