Amarapura and Ramanna Nikayas to be merged

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Adding a new chapter to the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, an agreement to merge together the Sri Lanka Amarapura and Ramanna Nikayas would be signed on Friday at 02.30 pm at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo. With the signing of the agreement the two Nikayas would function as Sri Lanka Amarapura Ramanna Sama Gri Maha Sangha Sabhawa.

The signing of the agreement would be done under the patronage of the Most Venerable Mahanayake of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, Aggamaha Panditha Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera and the Most Venerable Mahanayake of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya, Aggamaha Panditha Napane Pemasiri Thera.

The Registrar of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya Sasthrapathi Attangane Sasanarathana Thera said that the signing of the agreement would mean that it is being done for the joint participation in national, religious activities.