Final rites for late Ratnasiri Wickremanayake to commence

Final rites for late Ratnasiri Wickremanayake to commence

Final rites for late Ratnasiri Wickremanayake to commence

Written by Keshala Dias

31 Dec, 2016 | 12:38 pm

The final rites of former Prime Minister late Ratnasiri Wickremanayake will be conducted on the evening, Saturday, December 31 at the Horana Public ground.

His remains currently lie at his residence in Horana for the general public to pay their respects.

According to a news 1st correspondent, large crowds arrived at the residence of the former Premier  yesterday to pay their final respects.

The funeral procession will begin at 2:30 p.m. today and the remains of the late Ratnasiri Wickremanayake will be taken from the Widyaratne junction in Horana to the Horana public grounds in a motorcade.

Police thereby, request the general public to use alternate roads as there could be a traffic congestion along the Horana – Ratnapura main road.

Vehicles travelling towards Ratnapura from Panadura could turn off left from the Pokunawita junction and travel via Gonapola, Horagas junction, Moragahahena and turn back on to the main road through Savigas junction.

Vehicle’ travelling from Panadura to Avissawella can turn off from Pokunawita Junction and travel via Gonapola, Horagas junction, Moragahahena, Padukka, and arrive at Avissawella passing Meepe.

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