Ven. Nepalaye Vineetha was born in Nepal and traveled to Sri Lanka at the age of 13 to ordain as novice monk under the guidance of Ven. Havanpola Shanti. After finishing secondary and higher education from Vidyalankara Pirivena in Sri Lanka, he was eager to learn more about Buddhism and dedicated his life to help others.
In 2012, he traveled to USA to contribute his knowledge and provide support to his teacher Ven. Havanpola Shanti at the IBMC in Los Angeles. As expected he became the second hand of Ven. Shanti and also offered his unlimited service to temples in around USA and to monks, nuns and lay people. Many of his family relatives living in Nepal and Sri Lanka have also contributed to Buddhism as monks.
Ven. Vineetha passed away at the age of 38 in Los Angeles. He will be missed to many of us and to his family and friends in Nepal and Sri Lanka. He lived a simple but meaningful life dedicating his life to improve the Buddhism in and around the USA, Nepal and Sri Lanka.