Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Veteran Sri Lankan educator Bogoda Premarathne passes away
Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 12:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 26, Colombo: Veteran Sri Lankan educator Bogoda Premarathne passed away today. He was at 92 years old at the time of his death.

Bogoda Premarathne was the first Buddhist principal of Sri Lanka's prestigious Royal College in Colombo.

He joined the education service as an assistant teacher and became the Deputy Principal of the Royal College from 1959 to 1965. He became the principal of Royal College from 1965 to 1971.

Premarathne also served as the Commissioner of Examinations from 1971 to 1976 and as the principal of the Meerigama Teacher Training School.

He has authored a wide array of Buddhist textbooks including 'Daham Esa'. He was also the Chairman of International Buddhist Centre in Kanduboda.

The government of Sri Lanka has bestowed the national civil honor 'Deshabandu' on Premarathne in 1989 for his service to the island's education.

His remains lie at number 31, Jayasinghe Mawatha, Colombo 06. Final rites will take place at 4:00 pm on Saturday at Kirulapona General Cemetery.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Attorney General's Department sets up provincial units
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against lawbreakers, not to permit religious discord
-- [5 hours ago]
Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan visits Sri Lanka
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka business chamber conducts workshop on media Strategies for corporate sector
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to conduct tsunami drill today
-- [7 hours ago]
Japan offers higher education scholarships to Sri Lankan students
-- [7 hours ago]
Australia says co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent people smuggling is a success
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appoints Malinga as captain of T20 Team until March 2015
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization surrounds government ministry

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.