The chief incumbent Thero of the Hikkaduwe Nalagasdeniye Nagarame temple, Shasthracharya Welivitiye Pragnajothi Nayaka Thero has passed away on 14th of September 2021.
The University of Sri Jayewardenepura has maintained close ties with Hikkaduwe Nalagasdeniye Nagarame temple for a long period as it was the roots of the most Venerable Welivitiye Sri Soratha Thero and the most Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thero, the chief incumbent Thero was one of our chief links in maintaining this historical relationship. Therefore, it’s a great loss. However, the relationship forged with the great temple will be maintained an nurtured.
May Shasthracharya Welivitiye Pragnajothi Nayaka Thero attain the Supreme Bliss of Nirvana.