Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 22:49
Special Traffic plan to Kandy
A special traffic plan will be implemented in Kandy tomorrow, in conjunction with the funeral rites of late Chief Prelate of Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Maha Nayaka Thera.
The vehicle procession bearing the remains of the Thera will leave Asgiri temple at 1PM and arrive at the Police grounds at 2.30pm where the cremation ceremony is due to takes place.
Accordingly, the traffic will be limited in roads including Asgiri temple to Gamini Dissanayake Mawatha, Kande Street, D.S. Senanayake Street, Dalada Street, Clock Tower junction, Old Peradeniya Road, Police junction and the road extending from Thilak Ratnayake Mawatha to Police grounds.
Meanwhile, the government has declared tomorrow as a national day of mourning, and all liquor shops are to be closed during the course of the day.
According to our correspondent, large number of people arrived at Asgiri temple to pay their last respects to the late Chief Prelate.