Seruwila Mangala Rajamaha Viharadhipathi And chief Patron of the Palugama Meditation Monastery, of the Pannaradhana Sanghanayake of the Eastern Province, Lecturer Thamankaduwa Ven. Munhene Mettarama Nahimipano passed away in India due to a Covid infection.
At the time of his death, the 62-year-old Mettarama Thera was on his way to India for surgery.
It has been reported that the Thera had infected with the virus and died before the operation.
According to temple sources, the body of the Venerable Thero will not be brought to Sri Lanka for cremation.