Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya Ven. Velamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Thera has passed away, aged 84.
The Thera, born as Palihawadana Arachchilage Tikiri Bandara in Welamitiyawa, in the Kurunegala District, on the 20th of February, 1937, was ordained on the 7th of January, 1954.
Kusaladhamma Thera later graduated with honours in the Sinhala language from the Vidhyalankara University.
Kusaladhamma Thera was appointed Director of the Vidyalankara Pirivena in Peliyagoda in 1983, and became the Chief Incumbent in 1990.
The Thera also held the post of Chief Sanganayake of the Malwathu Chapter for the Colombo and Chilaw regions.