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It has been decided by the Government to declare Sunday as a Day of Mourning on the on the Passing Away of the Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Chief Adhikarana Sangha Nayaka of Colombo and Chilaw, Peliyagoda Vidyalankara Parivenadhipathi Aggamaha Panditha Most Ven. Dr. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thera.

The decision has been taken as the final rites of the late Most Ven. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Thera will be held on Sunday.

Accordingly, the State Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered all slaughter houses, meat stalls and liquor outlets within Colombo and Gampaha districts to remain closed on Sunday.

Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Chief Judicial Prelate for the two Regions of Colombo and Chilaw, Aggamaha Panditha Dr. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Thera passed away at the age of 84 on Wednesday.

The President has issued directives to hold the final rites of the Most Ven. Thera under full State patronage and the late Thera’s final rites will be held at the Independence Square at 2 pm on Sunday (31).

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