Venerable Bellanwila Dhammaratana, or more affectionately addressed as Bhante, is the founding and pivotal figure of the Buddhist Library (BL).
Bhante was born in Sri Lanka and received his Buddhist ordination at the age of 13. In 1973, Bhante left Sri Lanka for Dhammaduta activities in Singapore at the invitation of Venerable M. Mahavihara.
In 1999, Bhante founded a meditation retreat centre, the Paramita International Buddhist Centre in Sri Lanka, with the assistance of Buddhist devotees from Singapore.
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