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Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maithriya Thero

The Most Venerable Aggamaha Panditha, Abidajada Maharattaguru Balangoda Ananda Maithriya Thero was born at Bulathgama in Balangoda . Since the day he became a novice monk. He was dedicated and enthusiastic to study the Profound Philosophy of Buddhism.

While he was living at Balangoda Udumulla Nandaramaya as a scholar he spent much time studying various Languages and obtaining a clear and deep understanding of the Philosophy of the Lord Buddha.He was fluent in 18 Languages,as a result he was honoured with the title 'Aggamaha Panditha' by the goverment of Burma.(Myanmar)

He not only dedicated his whole life to the upliftment of the shasana worldwide the service he rendered
to his hometown is also unforgettable.He was the pioneer in establishing some schools such as Balangoda Buddha Jayanthi Vidyalaya and The Balangoda National School which was the most essential requirement of the students at that time.His service to the improvement of religious and educational fields was greatly appreciated ILe Vice Chancellor of the Vidyalankara University and was the profounder of Nalanda College In recognition of his profound knowledge of the great Philosophy of the Buddha and the service rendered for the upliftment of the Buddha Sasana he was honoured,with the title 'Abidajada Maha Rattaguru'


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