The final rites of the late Chief Prelate of the Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Galagama Sri Attadassi Thera will be conducted with full state honours at the Asgiriya Police Grounds this evening.
People in large numbers are arriving at the Asgiri Maha Vihara to pay their respects to the remains of the late Maha Nayaka Thera placed at the Upali Memorial hall in Asgiri Maha Vihara.
President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also paid their last respects.
The time allocated for the general public to pay their last respects to the remains of the Late Maha Nayaka Thera ended at 12.30 this afternoon.
Police have implemented a special traffic plan in Kandy city today.