Seen here are Shwezin Tipitaka Sayadaw Dr. Ashin Gandhamalalankara (1st from R), Hon. PhD (MCU) and Venerable Dr. Pannyananda, Hon. PhD (MCU) (2nd from R) at SSBU.
The two most venerables were among many distinguished senior monks to have graced the opening of SSBU.
Shwezin Tipitaka Sayadaw is one of those very few to have memoried the Pali canonical scripture and passed its written exams. He succeeds his teacher, Tipitaka Mingun Sayadaw, as the principal of Mingun Tipitaka Institute. Sayadaw Dr. Pannyananda is deputy Secretary General of the whole sangha in Myanmar and he is also chairman of Shan State Sangha Council.
These two unassuming scholars have been very supportive of SSBU efforts and indeed sit on its academic committee.
Like many thousands of learned monks, they have been dedicating their life to the study and promotion of Buddhist scripture.