Atamasthanadhipathi Siriniwasa Nayaka Thera passes away
Atamasthanadhipathi Most Venerable Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thera passed away at the age of 69 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo yesterday.
It was reported that the Thera has been receiving treatment in the hospital due to an illness for about three weeks.
Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thera, who was born in 1953, was ordained in 1968 at the Anuradhapura Ruwanweli Maha Seya.
The prelate studied at the Maligakanda Vidyodaya Maha Pirivena and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Kelaniya University in 1984.
Most Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thera was appointed Atamasthanadhipathi in 1997 and was also the Chief Sanghanayaka of the North Central Province.