Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Thera cremated with state honours | Daily News

Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Thera cremated with state honours

The vehicle procession carrying the casket.
The vehicle procession carrying the casket.

The Cremation ceremony of late Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Nayaka Thera was held yesterday at the Sri Jayawardenepura University grounds. President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, ministers, parliamentarians, religious leaders and a large crowd were present when the final rites were performed.

Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya Deputy Incumbent and Sri Jayawardenepura University Chancellor Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Nayaka Thera, 77, passed away on February 3, while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.

Pictures by: Rukmal Gamage and Ranjith Asanka.

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