Mar 26, 2021

Final rites of most. Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thero held (Pics)

Final rites of late Maha Nayake of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, Most Ven. Agga Maha Panditha Kotugoda Dhammawasa Nayaka Thero were held yesterday evening (March 25) at Independence Square in Colombo.

The government also declared yesterday as a National Day of Mourning.

The most Ven. Thero passed away on March 22 at the age of 88 while receiving treatment in a private hospital in Colombo.

Most Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thero was the chief incumbent of Sri Dharmapalaramaya, Mount Lavinia. He was selected as Mahanayaka Thera of the Amarapura Nikaya in May 2017.

Religious leaders including the Maha Sangha, political leaders including President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and former President - Maithripala Sirisena as well as foreign dignitaries and military officials attended the funeral rites at the Independence Square.

The following are several instances of the funeral.

(Pics : Government Information Department)

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