The final rites of the Most Venerable Welamitiyawe Kusaladamma thera was held today under full state patronage.
The cremation of the late Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Chief Judicial Prelate for the two Regions of Colombo and Chilaw, Aggamahapandit Dr. Most Venerable Welamitiyawe Kusaladamma thera was held at the Independence Square.
A large crowd consisting of several politicians including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa and the Maha Sangha were present at the final rites.
Ven. Welamitiyawe Kusaladamma thera passed away on Thursday, aged 84.