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Dr. Guruge passes away

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Dr. Ananda W. P. Guruge, who is a Buddhist intellectual, an author and a renowned social worker passed away at the age of 87.

Dr. Guruge,a former ambassador is reported to have passed away while on a flight to the US after lecturing at an Australian University.

His funeral will be held on Sunday at Westminster. Dr. Gurugehad also translated the ‘Mahawamsa’ into English.

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  • S H P. Friday, 08 August 2014 05:54 PM

    My Teacher an exceellent example what a teacher should be. Eurudite, an exemplay exponent if Sinhala, English, Pali and Sanskrit in addition to being a versatile in other European
    Languages. A Buddhist Scholar par excellene.Above all a Teacher with a truly human heart anda Practising Buddhist.
    He will definitely end the sansaric journeys and attain Nirvana, i this very life.

    P.m.b.cyril Thursday, 07 August 2014 01:25 PM

    What a great loss to the country. Your services will remain in the minds of the people for long.may you attain nib bana..

    chinthaka Thursday, 07 August 2014 07:31 AM

    RIP you Dr.

    lkboy Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:25 AM

    This is a major loss to our country. A true scholar. May u attain nibbana.

    P.m.b.cyril Thursday, 07 August 2014 02:35 PM

    What a loss to the country? Your services rendered will remain longer in the minds of the people.may you attain nirvana.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 09 August 2014 02:50 AM

    May SL be blessed with more intellectuals of his calibre. May his samsaric journey come to an end soon.

    Ainsley/Paris Thursday, 07 August 2014 10:53 AM

    Dear Dr., You were instrumental in obtaining a good position at Unesco in the Education Sector which paved the way for me to develop my skills which I can never forget and indeed I am really grateful to you. You have also done yeoman service to the Sri Lankan community in France and we were really proud of you. We have lost a great Sri Lankan Scholar. May you Rest in Peace.


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