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Funeral of Ven. Dr. Baddegama Samitha Thera in Baddegama

Members of the Maha Sangha conducting the final rites.
Members of the Maha Sangha conducting the final rites.

The cremation of Ven. Dr. Baddegama Samitha Thera was held at the Baddegama Crematorium on Sunday (30) afternoon in accordance with quarantine rules.

Religious rituals were held at the Baddegama Town Hall with the participation of the Maha Sangha. Ruhuna University Vice Chancellor Akuratiye Nanda, Baddegama Dutugemunu Rajamaha Viharaya Chief Incumbent and Galu Korale and Gangabada Pattu Chief Judicial Sanga Nayake Ven.Welivitiye Sumana Thera and Retired Principal Ven. Lelewala Jinawansa Thera participated.

A number of religious dignitaries of other faiths including Bishop Rev. Father Raymong Wickramsinghe and several Catholic Sisters took part in the final rites.

Southern Province Governor Dr. Willie Gamage, Minister Ramesh Pathirana, State Minister Mohan P. De Silva and MPs Sampath Athukorala and Isuru Dodangoda were present.