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ADIKARAM, Kalutarakoralage Don Sarnelis Britto - Family #3036

1 Kalutarakoralage Don Sarnelis Britto Adikaram + Dona Cicilia Gunetilake Hamine

…2   Kalutarakoralage Don Edward Winifred Britto Adikaram 1905-1985
 
Born:29-Mar-1905 at Kittampahuwa, Palliyagodelle. Primary education at Kalavitigodelle Vihara under Ven. Kolonnawe Saddhananda Thera. Secondary education at Wesley College, Colombo. University College, Colombo in 1922. Passed out with First Class BA (Arts) in 1926. Re-joined University in 1927. BA (Hons) Indo Aryan Language, SOAS (London) 1930, MA (London) 1933, PhD (London). Thesis, Early History of Buddhism in Ceylon. Founded Vidyakara Vidyalaya, Maharagama in 1937, Anula Vidyalaya Nugegoda in 1940, Ananda Sastralaya Matugama and Maha Vidyalaya in 1941, Udahamulla Karawanella and Nigroda Vidyalaya, Maha Maya Nugegoda in 1941. Member National Council of Higher Education (1966-1970), Chancellor University of Sri Jayawardenapura (17-Dec-1979 to 1983). Works, Dhammapada into English, series of text books in General Science, Pali Reader, English-Sinhala Dictionary. Inaugurated the “Thinkers Movement”. Died:28-Dec-1985