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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 8:42
Update : April 12th declared a day of mourning for the cremation of the Chief Prelate of Asgiri Chapter
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The state funeral for the Chief Prelate of the Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkita Thera will be held on April 12 at the Police Grounds in Kandy.

Meanwhile, Home Affairs Ministry Secretary B.A.H.S Boralessa said that April 12th will be declared a National Day of mourning in honor of the late Chief Prelate.

The Asgiri Chief Prelate passed away early this morning while under medical treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

The Chief Prelate was admitted to hospital in Singapore last month for medical treatment.

The remains of the late Chief Prelate are to be flown home by a Sri Lankan Airline flight tonight.

The flight carrying the remains of the late Prelate is expected to arrive at the Katunayake International Airport at 9.10 tonight.

Later the remains of the Chief Prelate will be escorted by a special motorcade to Kandy tomorrow.




Update: Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 7:35 PM
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Remains of Asgiri Chief Prelate to the island

The funeral of the chief prelate of the Asgiri Chapter of Siyam Nikaya Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkita Thera is scheduled to be held on April 12th.

The Anu Nayake of Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Galagama Sri Aththadassi Thera told our news team that the remains of the Chief Prelate will be flown to the island tonight.

The Asgiri Chief Prelate passed away early this morning at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

The Chief Prelate was admitted to hospital in Singapore last month after he fell sick.

The Asgiri Maha Vihara working Sangha committee which met this morning has decided to hold the funeral of the late Prelate with state honors on April 12th.

However the Sangha committee is to announce the venue of the funeral this afternoon.

Meanwhile Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse has left for Singapore this morning to assist the organizers to fly the Chief Prelates remain home.
 
Born on 17th March, 1930, the Asgiri Chapter Chief Incumbent was 86 years old at the time of his demise.

The prelate who had served as the Asgiriya Chapter Vice Chief Incumbent became Chief Incumbent of the Asgiriya Chapter in December 1999.

Update : Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 13:19
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Asgiriya Chief Prelate’s Funeral on 12th

Funeral of the Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero, to be held on April 12 in Kandy, Asgiriya Temple.


Update : Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 6:44
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Chief incumbent of the Asgiri Chapter of the Shyaamo-paali Great Order Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Thero passed away this dawn.

Responding to a query our news team made, Sacred Tooth Relic Temple Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Daeaela said that that the prelate had passed away at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

Due to a condition of ill health the Asgiri Chapter Chief Incumbent had gone to Singapore in March for further treatment.

Born on 17th March, 1930, the Asgiri Chapter Chief Incumbent was 86 years old at the time of his demise.

The prelate who had served as the Asgiriya Chapter Vice Chief Incumbent became   Chief Incumbent of the Asgiriya Chapter in December 1999.
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