The Nation bids farewell to Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thero today
Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 8:44
Minister of Mass Media Gayantha Karunatilleke says that all preparations have been made for the cremation of deceased Venerable Maaduluwaawe Sobhita Thera with full State Honours at the Parliament grounds this afternoon.
At a media briefing held at the Government Information Department, the Minister said the Venerable Maaduluwawe Sobhita Thera’s remains will be taken from the Kotte Sri Naaga Vihaaraya to the parliament grounds at 1.30pm.
The cremation ceremony will begin at 3pm.
Large crowds have been gathering at Kotte Sri Naaga Viharaya to pay their last respects to the late Thera.
Meanwhile a special holiday has been declared for all schools within the Jayewardenepura Educational Zone today.
Western Provincial Education Minister Ranjith Somawansa said the special holiday is applicable to all students except those studying in Year 10 and Year 11.