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Funeral of the murdered Buddhist monks today
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The funeral of the 02 murdered Buddhist monks at the Kotte Rajamaha Buddhist Temple Venerable Pitigala Jinasiri thero and Venerable Boralasgamuwe Gunarathana thero will be held this evening.

This funeral is scheduled to take place at the Kotte Ananda Shasthralaya Ground at 3.00p.m today.

These 02 Buddhist monks who were at the Kotte Rajamaha Buddhist Temple were murdered by an unidentified group on the 20th of March.

A basnayake nilame of another Buddhist Temple and an individual who had disrobed, who were arrested with regard to this incident were remanded yesterdayafter being produced before the Gangodavila Magistrate Court.

Meanwhile, expressing views to our News Team with regard to the funeral activities, the Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Ancient Rajamaha Buddhist Temple Venerable Aluthnuwara Anuruddha thero had this to say…

The police will implement a special motor traffic plan in Kotte between 3.00p.m and 4.30p.m today due to the funeral activities.

The police stated that the roads from the Jubilee Post junction to the Pitakotte junction, Athulkotte to Pitakotte junction, Kimbulawala to Pitakotte junction and Nugegoda to Pitakotte will be closed for 1 ½ hours.

The police requested from the general public to use alternative roads to reach the Pitakotte junction within this period.

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