Anagarika Dharmapala, an icon of Buddhist renaissance
The name of Anagarika Dhammapala is immemorial and his service to the
Buddha Sasanaya is unsurpassable and incomparable, said senior Deputy
Mahanayake of Malwatta Chapter, delivering the 105th Annual
Commemoration of Anagarika Dhammapala held in the premises of Sri Dalada
Maligawa, by the statue of Anagarika Dhammapala. Annunayaka there said,
he faced challenges fearlessly. If not for his determination, he would
not have gone to India and fought hard to have Buddhagaya saved.
Statues and stupas were broken, only to be used for other purposes.
His voice heard all over the Buddhist countries helped avert the