Peradeniya Prof. Of History dies in China

KANDY: Professor of History of the University of Peradeniya Venerable Hanguranketha Dheerananda Thera passed away in China in the early hours of Tuesday (11).

Ven. Prof. Dheerananda Thera while attending an education seminar in China was admitted to hospital there.

Arrangements to bring back the remains of the Thera are being made by the University of Peradeniya, which he served for over 30 years.

Ven. Prof. Dheerananda was 55 years at the time of his demise. Born in Hanguranketha, Professor Dheerananda received his primary education at Shasthralankara Pirivena of Pilimatalawa and his higher education at the University of Peradeniya.

The thera was residing in a Vihare in Yatinuwara. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.

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