Meegoda Pannaloka Thera
Summary: prominent Buddhist spiritual leader and longtime senior professor of Buddhist studies at the Sri Jayewardenepura University who was among one of more than thousands of people reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was travelling by car on his way to attend an alms giving of one of his Dayak monks at a temple in Sri Lanka.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka