President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed his deepest condolences on the demise of the Mahanayaka of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, the Most Venerable Davuldena Sri Gnanissara thero.
The President has given instructions to hold the Most Venerable Davuldena Sri Gnanissara thero’s cremation ceremony with full state honours and further instructed the Minister of Buddha Sasana and the relevant officials to continuously look into the preparation works for the cremation ceremony.
According to the instructions of the President all expenses of the cremation ceremony would be borne by the Government.
The cremation ceremony will be held on Thursday the April 6th, Afternoon at the Independence Square, Colombo with full state honours.
A special committee has been appointed to organize the cremation ceremony and the members of the committee are scheduled to meet under the patronage of the Minister of Home Affairs this afternoon at the Ministry of Home Affairs.