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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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Adam Sree Goona Munhi Rathana Vadheygay, by Robert Hicks, published by  Henry Fisher, after  Alexander Mosses - NPG D46404

Adam Sree Goona Munhi Rathana Vadheygay

by Robert Hicks, published by Henry Fisher, after Alexander Mosses
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1821
NPG D46404

Dr Adam Clarke and the Priests of Buddha, probably by John Henry Robinson, published by  Fisher Son & Co, after  Alexander Mosses - NPG D2083

Dr Adam Clarke and the Priests of Buddha

probably by John Henry Robinson, published by Fisher Son & Co, after Alexander Mosses
line and stipple engraving, published 1844 (exhibited 1820)
NPG D2083

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