National flag at half mast as mark of respect for Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera

National flag at half mast as mark of respect for Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera

National flag at half mast as mark of respect for Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera

Written by Staff Writer

10 Nov, 2015 | 2:20 pm

The Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed all state institutions to raise the national flag at half mast on the Thursday November 12, as a mark of respect for the late Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera.

Large crowds continue to arrive at the Sri Naga Viharaya in Kotte to pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera.

Crowds gathered in numbers on Tuesday morning to pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera.

Religious leaders and politicians gathered at the Dharmashala of the Kotte Sri Naga Viharaya to pay their last respects.

Public from different faiths arrived at the Viharaya to pay their respects to the late Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera due to the unconditional service rendered by the thero to the country, irrespective  of race or religion.

Monks from other parts of the country tooo arrived to pay their respects to the late Most Venerable on Tuesday.  President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Sri Naga Viharaya on Monday evening to pay his last repsects.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived to pay his last respects Monday night.

Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera will be laid to rest on Thursday November 12 with full state honours, at Parliament Grounds in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte.

His remains will lie at the Dharmashala of the Kotte Sri Naga Viharaya till 12 noon on Thursday.

November 12 has also been declared as a National Day of Mourning.

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