COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The final rites of the late Most Venerable Dodampahala Chandrasiri thera will be performed under state honours on Sunday.
The Ministry of Buddhasasana said the final rites will be performed at the Independence Square from 3pm on Sunday.
Chief Prelate of the Amarapura Chapter Most Venerable Dodampahala Chandrasiri thera passed away at the age of 84.
Venerable Dodampahala Chandrasiri thera passed away yesterday (16) while receiving treatment at a hospital in Colombo.
Most Venerable Dodampahala Chandrasiri thera was named the Chief Prelate of the Amarapura Chapter in July 2021.
Most Venerable Dodampahala Chandrasiri was born on the 20th of December, 1939 in Dodampahala in the Southern Province.
The household name of the thera was Ediriweera Patabandige Sugunadasa who received his early school education at Dodampahala Central High School.
The thera entered the monkhood at the age of 11 in November 1950 at the Walukarama Monastery in Kudawella, and received his early monastic education at the Wiraba Pirivena, Matara and at the Vidyaloka Pirivena, Galle.
The Venerable Thera received his higher admission (upasampada) on the 17th of June 1962 in Matara.