Sanath Gunathilaka is one of the most senior and talented actor we have. He is also a award winning script writer and a film director. Sanath is still in our memories eternally as the lover of silver screen.
Sanath Gunathilaka entered the Buddhist Priesthood last Thursday (August 22, 2012) at Benthara Sapugoda Temple. He was named Hagunaketha Wimalarathna. This was a controversial act and it got mixed reaction from the Buddhist leaders. Some of the leading Buddhist Priests described this as a cowedly act.
According to Sanath, he did this in a bid to get experience about the priesthood for an upcoming movie. He is going to act as a Buddhist Monk in a future film.
He again became a lay person on August 29 after spending seven days as a monk. Following are few images of Haguranketha Wimalarathna thero.