Six Sri Lankan Theros were conferred with Honorary Religious Titles “Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru” and “Aggamahapanditha” by the Government of Myanmar. Most Venerable Prof. Kumburugamuwa Vajira Maha Thero, Most Venerable Dr. Ittepana Dhammalankara Mahanayaka Thero, Most Venerable Omare Kassapa Anunayaka Thero, Most Venerable Balangoda Sobhitha Nayaka Thero, Most Venerable Iguruwaththe Piyananda Mahanayaka Thero, Most Venerable Prof. Muwaetagama Gnanananda Thero are the title recipients.
The Conferring Ceremony was held on 05 March 2023, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The Venerable Theros were conferred by the Myanmar Prime Minster Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Ambassador Janaka Bandara and the other officials of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Yangon, coordinated this event successfully with the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture of Myanmar.
The title recipient Theros are due to return to Sri Lanka on 12 March 2023.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
10 March 2023