Last Updated : 2019-01-22 16:20:44

Apps Advertising Home Delivery Feedback

Dr. Guruge passes away

7 August 2014 06:27 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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.

  Comments - 7

  • 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.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Wahhabism and radicalization of local Muslims Fix it For Good

Intelligence-driven kinetic means can only do so much. The acid test would be

Rs.190 Million worth of Priorities ?

‘A supplementary budget of 190 million rupees for two bulletproof vehicles

Refugees become refugees again in Sri Lanka

There was a collective anguish over helplessness and isolation inside the gar

Anti – Terrorist Action Must Not Become a Witch Hunt Against Sri Lankan Muslims

Mohammed Zahran the founder-leader of the National Thawheed Jama’at and sus