Entire nation is deeply saddened by the demise of the Most Venerable Girabe Ananda Thero – President

Entire nation is deeply saddened by the demise of the Most Venerable  Girabe Ananda Thero – President

President Maithripala Sirisena issuing a condolence message on the demise of the Anunayake of the Sri Lanka Ramanya sect and the Chief Incumbent of the Sri Sarananda Maha Pirivena in Anuradhapura Most Venerable Girabe Ananda Thero stressed that the whole nation is deeply saddened to hear of the demise of Girabe Ananda Thero.

‘Giving shelters for the homeless and fulfilling the educational needs of the underprivileged children, the Anunayake Thero fulfilled a service in silence to the society and the Thero passed away in an era where such great followers of Buddha is essential to the country,’ the message adds.

‘Keeping faith on peace and national reconciliation equally the Anunayake Thero was popular among the public as ‘Ape Saranandaye Loku Hamuduruwo’ and his demise left the devotees in deep sadness felt from their heart, the President further said.

The President wished the Nayaka Thera may attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana.

 

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