The Felicitation Ceremony to honour Venerable Professor Nawagamuwe Rewatha Thera, organised by the Department of Sanskrit of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya was held on the 20th of December 2017 at the Senate Room of the University. This Felicitation Ceremony was held with the intention of appreciating the long and distinguished service rendered by Venerable Professor Nawagamuwe Rewatha Thera to the academia, the Department, the University and the entire society.
In parallel with this ceremony, the Felicitation Volume dedicated to Venerable Professor Nawagamuwe Rewatha Thera named “BADANTA REVATHĀBHINANDANA” was launched. The introductory speech on “BADANTA REVATHĀBHINANDANA” was delivered by Retired Senior Professor Chandrasiri Palliyaguru.
The event was held under the patronage of Venerable Professor Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thera, Chancellor of the University of Sabaragamuwa. Professor D.M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya graced the event as the Chief Guest. The event was also graced by Retired Venerable Professor Nawagamuwe Rewatha Thera, Prof. Patrick Ratnayake, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Venerable Walapane Gnanasena Thera, Head of the Department of Sanskrit, other Heads of the academic Departments, academic staff, undergraduates of the University and alumni of the Department of Sanskrit.