The Ven. Anunayaka who had been ailing had passed away while receiving treatment at the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, according to the Registrar of the Ramanna Nikaya Ven. Assangane Shasanarathana Thera.
According to the Director of the Sri Jayawardenapura hospital Dr. Susitha Senaratne, the Ven. Thera had been receiving treatment at the hospital for the past nine days.
Ven. Girambe Ananda Thera was 76-years-old at the time of his demise.
Ven. Assangane Shasanarathana Thera said the details regarding the final rites of the Anunayaka Thera would be finalised today.