The final rites of the Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Aggamahapandit Dr. Most Venerable Welamitiyawe Dharmakirthi Sri Kusala Dhamma Thero will be held with full state honours.
He passed away at a private hospital while receiving treatment. He was 85-years-old at the time of his death.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa issued instructions to the relevant authorities to conduct the final rites with full state honours.
Dr. Most Venerable Welamitiyawe Dharmakirthi Sri Kusala Dhamma Thero served as the head of the Vidyalankara Pirivena in Peliyagoda and devoted his life uplift Sri Lanka’s Buddha Sasana.
He was also the Chief Judicial Prelate for the two Regions of Colombo and Chilaw. (Colombo Gazette)