New Asgiriya Mahanayaka Thera
Most Ven. Rajakeeya Panditha Galagama Dhammasiddhi Sri Dhammananda
Aththadassi Thera has been elected the 21st Mahanayaka of the Asgiriya
Chapter. The Most Ven. Thera was elected after the passing-away of his
predecessor, Most Ven. Aggamahapanditha Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha
Mahanayaka Thera recently.
Ven. Arambegama Saranankara Thera who officiated at the Thewawa at
the Sri Dalada Maligawa proposed the name of Most Ven. Galagama
Aththadassi Thera and it was seconded by Ven. Muruddeniye Dhammarathana
Thera of the Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara. The new prelate of the
Asgiriya Chapter was born on January 11, 1922 and ordained in 1936. He
had received higher ordination in 1941.
He was in charge of the Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara, Urulewatte
Temple of Asgiriya Raja Maha Vihara and in charge of the Alawwa
Humbuluwa Temple. He had officiated at the Maligawa Thewawa in 1981,
1999 and 2000.