Maduluwawe Sobitha thero passes away

sobithaThe Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society, the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thero passed away today.

Maduluwawe Sobhitha thero was in critical condition and was receiving treatment in hospital in Singapore when he passed away

Maduluwawe Sobhitha thero was the chief incumbent of the Kotte Naga Vihara and played a key role to bring the new Government in January by supporting common candidate Maithripala Sirisena for presidency.

His remains are to be flown back to Sri Lanka tonight. His funeral is to take place with full state honors on Thursday at the Parliament grounds.

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he was deeply saddened by the demise of the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thero and added that the greatest honor Sri Lanka can give him is to make his vision for Sri Lanka a reality. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. All Change is accepts by law of nature. It Is for better that deal good for nation,but not that current trend is for the worse positions.
    MR is not an unique, but his achievement has to be calculated by past and current development.
    Last 11 months Sri Lankan lost path of Development and Democracy.

    Set that one example JVP has given responsibility of Opposition Party organization by their minority in Members of Parliament.
    Other factor is JVP since last 50 years is Terrorist and Anarchist outfit.
    How can JVP will become democratic alternative ?

  2. May you attain Nibbana.
    Does anybody have a recorded history of these monks.
    I was once told that there are wanted criminals, thugs,
    rebels etc who have turned up as monks and that those in the police know most of them. Today we see monks in every nook and corner and their behavorial pattern is a far cry from those of the monks I have seen several decades ago.
    Thanks and no thanks to SWRD for popularizing the monk sector.
    Once upon a time the ratio was like 1 monk to 5000
    now it is like 1 monk to 25.
    The monks of yesteryear practiced Buddhism.
    Today the majority of them can be called commercial monks delving deep into business including negative business activities.

  3. Madutlwa Sobith of Buddhist monk has lost his credential of national identity which after the overthrown of MR ruling alliance by installed that
    Pro-western and Pro-Indian ruling regime in Colombo in 2015 January 9th.

    I regretted of any Human being passed away that will apply to Sobitha Thero as well.

    But no need for state funeral or farewell for him, because it cost poor Tax payers money!

    • Not only Maduluwawe Sobhitha thero supported the regime change. The majority of people in Sri Lanka supported the regime change, including myself. Even former President Mahinda Rajapaksa admitted that he has made mistakes. Mahinda Rajapaksa acted against the Western interests to eliminate the LTTE; he should have known that his future would be like walking on a rope, any small mistake is fall. Change is not happening as we all expected. Change is a process, it is a revolution. Don’t expect too much from the leaders who have been fighting the longest civil war in Asia since the independence. The British had placed a firm foundation to create division in Sri Lanka as they have done between India and Pakistan. Furthermore, the West has been encouraging divisions in developing countries, especially in Sri Lanka for the last few decades. It is impossible to fight the longest war in Asia without the West’s support and blessings. Eventually, things will get worse in Sri Lanka, because the Westerners are too smart than Tamil and Sinhalese leaders.

    • Tax payers are not that poor. Expend where necessary. Sobitha thero is a hero who did a yeoman service to the nation since 1980s whenever the opposition is weak at all times in our history. Therefore, do not bring dirty politics, Sirisena and do not measure people in terms of part politics.

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