United States Ambassador Extends Condolences on the Passing of the Most Venerable Mahanayake of the Amarapura Chapter

Release No. 20160404

Colombo, April 4: On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka on the passing of the Chief Prelate of the Amarapura Chapter, Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Mahanayake Thero. Sri Lankans and Americans who knew the late Mahanayake respected his ceaseless efforts to improve the lives of all Sri Lankans through his advocacy for peace and reconciliation based upon the teachings of Lord Buddha.