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Prof. Wimal Ballagalle – Scholar & Erudite Linguist passes away at 97

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COLOMBO (News 1st) Professor Emeritus Wimal G. Balagalle, an eminent & erudite multilingual scholar, passed away at the age of 97 on Friday (16).He was a well-known linguist versatile in Sinhala, Pali, Prakit, Sanskrit, Bengali languages and English as well.Born on November 1924, in the village of Balagalle in the Gampaha District, initially, he attended Ullapola Vidyatilaka Boys’ Buddhist School where he completed the GSC with first-class honours.He entered the Pallevela Vikramasila Pirivena in 1938 to continue his post-secondary education.In 1950, he saved his Pandit Diploma (O.S.S.) and subsequently, he entered the University of Ceylon (Colombo and Peradeniya) in 1952 and was awarded the BA Honours Degree in Sinhala in 1956.His national.

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