Prominent intellectual on Buddhist culture, archaeology and history Prof. Mendis Rohanadeera has passed away. He was 80.
Family members said Prof. Rohanadeera was admitted to the Colombo General Hospital yesterday due to a sudden illness and had passed away at around 9.30 p.m.
The body is to be taken to his residence in Subuthipura, Battaramulla today while the final rites of Professor Rohanadeera will be held on Wednesday the 31st.
Prof. Rohanadeera was a lecturer at University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He was considered an authority on many subjects including Buddhist culture, archaeology and history.