The Venerable Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera was today appointed as the Chief Incumbent of Kirivehera Rajamaha Viharaya in Kataragama by the Sangha Sabha led by Malwatu Mahanayaka, the most Venerable Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Relligious Affairs said.
The Ven. Dr. Aluthwewa Soratha Nayaka Thera, the former chief incumbent of the Kataragama Kirivehera Temple and Chancellor of the Uva Wellassa University passed away at the age of 70 years on September 27, 2013.
The Ven. Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera is a senior student of the late Ven. Dr. Aluthwewa Soratha Nayaka Thera.
The Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs had overseen the Temple affairs until the new Chief Incumbent was appointed. (Darshana Sanjeewa)