The Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakitha Mahanayake Thero passed away

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The Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakitha Mahanayake Thero of the Asgiriya Chapter of Sri Lanka passed away this morning at the Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital, Singapore.

The Most Ven Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakitha Mahanayake Thero arrived in Singapore last month and was being treated at the Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital since Then.

As instructed by H.E. President Maithripala Sirisena, Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, Minister of Buddha Sasana and Hon Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Forign Affairs, the Acting High Commissioner of the Sri Lanka High Commission, Singapore, Mr Wishawanth Aponsu along with staff of the High Commission attended to all the formalities and the remains of the Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Mahanayake Thero was placed at the official residence of the High Commissioner at No.76 Andrew Road, Singapore from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m today.

Around 30 Buddhist Priests in Singapore paid their lasts respects to the Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Mahanayake Thero Buddhists in Singapore and Diplomatic Corps too paid their last respects to the Most Ven Mahanayake Thero. The Acting High Commissioner has also make all arrangements and remains of the Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Mahanayake Thero will be flown to Sri Lanka tonight, 8th April 2015 on flight UL 309 at 1950 hrs.

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