Visiting Monk of the Vihara Bhante Gnãnaratana, who came to the Vihara in June, 2000 is currently 36 years of age and he too is an erudite monk who was recommended by the High Authority of the Malwatte Chapter in Kandy, Sri Lanka. He has a BA Honours Degree and MA in Buddhist Philosophy from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. In addition, he has a diploma in education from the University of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. He comes to Copenhagen Vihara almost every weekend of every month from Sweden to serve the Sri Lankan Buddhist followers. He participates in Buddhist activities in Lund, Helsiengborg, and Malmo in Sweden.