Venerable Thera was taken to Kalubowila Hospital and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, and later was transferred to a private hospital yesterday afternoon.
Professor Venerable Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera was the Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura since 2000.
Prior to his appointment to the post of Chancellor, Venerable Thera held the position of Professor, associate professor, lecturer and visiting lecturer, respectively, at the Sri Jayewardenepura University.
Also, Venerable Thera has been Visiting Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London, United Kingdom.
Temple tusker attacks Prof. Wimalarathana Thera