Vajiranath Lakshman De Silva

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Vajiranath Lakshman De Silva
Vajiranath Lakshman De Silva.jpg
Born 29 July 1929
Sri Lanka
Died 19 June 2010
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation Dr
Known for Founder of Saukyadana Movement of Sri Lanka

Dr Vajiranath Lakshman De Silva (Sinhala:වජිරනාත් ලක්ෂ්මන් ද සිල්වා) is the founder of Saukyadana Movement of Sri Lanka.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[1]

Saukyadana Movement[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Nalanda Lawyers' Assn welcomes its first Supreme Court Judge in SL". Archived from the original on 2014-06-07. Retrieved 2014-05-19.