Adam Sree Goona Munhi Rathana Vadheygay(circa 1791-active 1820), Sri Lankan Buddhist priest, baptised by Adam Clarke
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sri Lankan Buddhist priest who developed an interest in Christianity after reading the New Testament, printed for the first time in Cingalese (Sinhalese) by Wesleyan missionaries in Colombo. He travelled to England with his cousin Dharma Rama (both high priests of the temple of Doodandhuve, near Galle) in 1818 with the chief judge of Ceylon, Hon. Sir Alexander Johnston. After a period of Christian instruction, he and his cousin were baptised in 1820 by Adam Clarke.
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