Hirunews Logo
Update%3A++Remains+of+Asgiri+Thera+placed+for+public+respect
Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 8:16
Update: Remains of Asgiri Thera placed for public respect
565

Shares
67,876

Views
The remains of the Asgiri Chapter Chief Prelate of Shyamopali Great Sect - Agga Maha Panditha late Udugama Sri Buddharakkita Thera are lying for public respect at the Udugama Temple of the Asgiri Temple complex in Kandy.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also paid his last respect to the remains of the late Chief Prelate at a private funeral parlor in Colombo before the remains were taken to Kandy this morning.

Several provincial politicians and ordinary Buddhists waited beside Kandy road this morning to pay their last respect to the late Thera.

The remains of the late Nayake Thera are scheduled to be transferred from the Udugama Temple to the Pra-Upali Memorial Hall at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated in a condolence message over the passing away of the Asgiri Chief Prelate that the late Nayake Thera was a great and humble member of the Maha Sangha.

The Premier said that the late Nayake Thera performed a great social service and served lavishly in performing traditional rites of the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic and its development.

At the same time, Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva has also issued a condolence message over the demise of the Asgiri Chief Prelate.

The opposition leader stated that the late Nayake Thera who excelled in Buddhist doctrines and disciplines was praised not only by his own Nikaya but also by members of other Nikayas.






Update : Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 07:25 PM
-------------------------------------------------

The remains of the Asgiri Chief Prelate are kept for public respect at Asgiri temple in Kandy


The remains of the Asgiri Chapter Chief Prelate of Shyamopali Great Sect late Udugama Sri Buddharakkita Thera have been kept for public respect at the Asgiri Temple in Kandy.

According to our correspondent large crowds are paying their last respect to the remains of the late Nayake Thera.

The special motorcade carrying the remains of the late Nayake Thera left from a Colombo private funeral parlor for Kandy at 7 o’clock this morning.

The sacred remains of the deceased Chief Incumbent of the Asgiriya Chapter were brought to the island by a special plane at about 9.05 last night.

Subsequently the convoy carrying the sacred remains arrived at a funeral parlour in Colombo.

Government has declared Sunday, April 12th as a Day of Mourning for the late Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siam Sect, Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera.

The revered Buddhist monk, passed away last morning after a month-long illness.

The Chief Prelate was receiving treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for the past month.

The cremation of the most venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Maha Nayaka Thero will take place at the Police Grounds in Kandy at 2 pm on Sunday with full state patronage.














 Update : Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 13:38
----------------------------------------------------
Remains of Mahanayake thera brought to Sri Lanka

The sacred remains of the deceased Chief Incumbent of the Asgiriya Chapter were brought to the island by a special plane at about 9.05 last night.

Subsequently the convoy carrying the sacred remains arrived at a funeral parlour in Colombo.

Government has declared Sunday, April 12th as a Day of Mourning for the late Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siam Sect, Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera.

The revered Buddhist monk, passed away last morning after a month-long illness.

The Chief Prelate was receiving treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for the past month.

The cremation of the most venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Maha Nayaka Thero will take place at the Police Grounds in Kandy at 2 pm on Sunday with full state patronage.

Similarly Buddhist Affairs Commissioner, Chandraprema Gamagey, has requested that a yellow flag be hoisted in front of all houses and that the national flag be hoisted at half mast in front of State institutions.

This morning the sacred remains will be taken to Kandy and will be kept at the Pra-upali commemoration hall of the Asgiriya temple for the public to pay their last respects.

Related story published below :
http://goo.gl/7EPVXl












 

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
499 Views
44 Views
1,750 Views
39,133 Views
2,463 Views
40,482 Views
Top