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Aug 18, 2011 10:53:30 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has said that the Ven. Henpitigedara Gnanaseeha Thera was a strength in the founding of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The President was speaking at a ceremony organized to mark the 30th commemoration of the Adhikarana Sanghanayake of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya, the Ven. Henpitigedara Gnanaseeha Thera. He was always a strength in the resolution of problems of the people. He was a prelate who took the lead on behalf of the oppressed. The President referred to the yeoman services rendered by the Thera.

The unveiling of the Pinnacle built at the Mudduwa Sumana Maha Pirivena in Ratnapura on behalf of the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi took place under the President’s patronage. Thereafter he joined in the opening of the Museum built in memory of the Ven. Gnanaseeha Thera. Members of the Maha Sangha including the Anunayake of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya the Ven. Hapuwalane Sirisaranankara Thera and many Parliamentarians were among the large gathering present.