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 + 348 days
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 + 145 days
Zodiac / Star Sign:
Gemini (gemini)
Died at Age:
73 years
Days of The Life:
26826 days


Place of birth:
Sri Lanka (lk)
Place of death:
Singapore (sg)

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was a Sinhalese Buddhist Bikku. A prominent socialist, social justice activist who led campaigns that toppled governments in several times and a Buddhist style non violent revolutionary. He was the chief incumbent of the Kotte Naga Vihara. The Thero played a key role to bring a new government in 2015 defeating Mahinda Rajapaksa. He supported common candidate Maithripala Sirisena for presidency, and Ranil Wickremesinghe to form a new government. Ven Sobitha died on 8th November 2015 at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. He was 73.

Ven. Sobitha Thero became a Buddhist temple life at the age of 13. He never belong to any political party and led a influential political life with significant charisma. He had later told media that his initial inspiration came from 1956 socialist revolution that brought a reformist government to power against the pro western UNP led ruling elite.

He comes in to prominence during his struggle against then President J R Jayewardene (in office: 1977-1988) and his effort to centralize power with the presidency, threats against freedom of expression, civil rights and rule of law. He was one of the most important leaders of the anti Indian intervention campaign in late 1980’s as well. He was an excellent orator in mobilizing the Sri Lankan populace across the spectrum. He put his charisma, influence and skill to maximum use in the flight through National Movement for a Just Society (NMJS) to bring pro rights government in 8th of January, 2015 that sent Mahinda Rajapakse home. He not only unified the divided opposition but also unified the trade unions, rights groups, Artistes, professional and academia alike in his cause.

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Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero was born in Sri Lanka.

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