Vajiranath Lakshman De Silva
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|Vajiranath Lakshman De Silva|
|Born||29 July 1929
|Died||19 June 2010|
|Education||Nalanda College Colombo|
|Known for||Founder of Saukyadana Movement of Sri Lanka|
Early life and education
Vajiranath who received his education from Nalanda College, Colombo graduated as a Medical Doctor by obtaining MBBS degree University of Colombo's Medical Faculty and later further studied at University of London.
Whilst on a pilgrimage to Sri Pada (Sri Lanka) in 1959 by Dr Vajiranath he observed the difficulties that pilgrims faced along the trek and as a result he decided to set up the voluntary medical assistance unit to help them paving the way to establish the Saukyadana Movement of Sri Lanka being established in March 1960.
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