The London Buddhist Vihara, under the guidance of the Head of the Vihara and the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain Most. Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero in association with the Sri Lankan Sangha Sabha in the UK organised a memorial service on Sunday the 11th February to Remember and Pass Merits to the late Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Anunayaka Thero.
Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Anunayaka Thero, was the deputy incumbent of Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara, President of the Bellanwila Community Development Foundation, the Anunayake of the Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha of the Syamapali Maha Nikaya, and the Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura at the time of his demise on 3rd February.
All the resident monks at the London Buddhist Vihara, Ven. Akurala Samitha Nayaka Thero, Head of the Dhamma Nikethana Buddhist Academy, Letchworth and the Secretary of the Sri Lankan Sangha Sabha Uk, Ven. Murungasyaye Gnanissara Nayaka Thero, Head of the Jethavana Buddhist Vihara Paris, Ven. Makure Mangala Nayaka Thero, Head of the Lumbini Vihara East London and a large number of devotees attended the service. A documentary film depicting the life of the Late Anunayaka Thero was also screened after the service.
Photographs by Tissa Madawela