Final rites of Most Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thero...
March 25, 2021
Final rites of late Maha Nayake of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, Most Ven. Agga Maha Panditha Kotugoda Dhammawasa Nayaka Thero were performed on March 25 at the Independence Square in Colombo.
Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thero passed away on March 22 at the age of 88. He was receiving treatment in a private hospital in Colombo at the time of his passing.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Maha Sangha and many others paid respect to the remains of late Maha Nayake Thero laid in state at Sri Dharmapalaramaya Temple in Mount Lavinia.
The government declared a national day of mourning in consideration of the immense service rendered by late Maha Nayaka Thero to the nation, religion and Buddha Sasana.