Renowned educationist Bogoda Premaratne passed away today (26) morning.
He was a former principal of royal College from 1967 to 1971. He was the first Buddhist to be the principal of the College.
In 1972 he was appointed the Commissioner of Examinations. Retiring from government service in 1976, he served at the United States-Sri Lanka Foundation for Fulbright Scholarship selection from 1976 to 1988.
He was appointed as the Chairman of the Educational Reforms Committee of Sri Lanka in 1980 and was responsible for the Committee Report which the Sri Lankan Government accepted and implemented subsequently. He retired from active service as an educationist in 1989.
He was awarded the Deshabandu Award in that year.
He devoted his later years to the study of Buddhism. He wrote several books on Buddhism, including “Daham Esa” (2000), “Dialogue on Dhamma” (2004) in English and “The way to experience Buddha Dhamma by yourself (2006).
His cortege lies at No. 31, Jayasinghe Road, (off Balapokuna Road), Colombo 6.
Bogoda Premaratne was 92 at the time of death.