Ven. ​Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera passes away

2015-11-08 02:21:30

The Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, the Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Naga Vihara, has passed away at a private hospital in Singapore early this morning, the Sri Lankan Mission in Singapore confirmed.

The Thera was rushed to a Singapore hospital on Tuesday (03) night due to a sudden illness.

A government official said that they had decided to conduct the Thera’s funeral with full State honors. The remains of the Ven.  Sobitha Thera is to be brought to the country today.


  Comments - 82

  • Goliwog Sunday, 8 November 2015 07:56

    It is really sad news and a great loss to the people of Sri Lanka. A fearless leader who was instrumental in removing a budding dictator. My you attain Nibban.

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    Duminda Sunday, 8 November 2015 14:11

    Most Ven.Sobhitha Thera, your name one day write in SL history in Gold, as a most noble priest, who has done just society movement to this country to bring back prosperity. Most Ven Thera,You may attain supreme bliss of nabbana.

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    Ravi Sunday, 8 November 2015 14:13

    Just understand the people press thumb down. All these people are confirmed entry to hell gates 4 ever.

    Reply : 20       52

    Sapu Sunday, 8 November 2015 14:14

    In a era of fake patriots like wimal he was a true patriot

    Reply : 13       60

    Cheers Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:19

    The curse of removing the dictator would have hurried him to this fate.

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    Shan Sunday, 8 November 2015 07:59

    Your vision will always live.

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    M.M.M.Izzeth Sunday, 8 November 2015 08:05

    Big loss to all sri lankans

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    Premalal Sunday, 8 November 2015 17:17

    I am not a Buddhist but I hope you will be reborn in this country as our President. Only then we shall have any hope. I am sure that people of all religions wish the same.

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    shak Sunday, 8 November 2015 08:08

    the greatest person who voiced for a just and equal society in Sri Lanka. will be missed dearly. may his soul rest in peace. Venerable Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera you will always be remembered.

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    A Mourner Sunday, 8 November 2015 08:18

    A wonderful human being who worked tirelessly to bring about a just society.May the Ven. Thero Rest in Peace. via DM Android App

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    Perumal Sunday, 8 November 2015 08:34

    The guiding light and the best hope of yahapalanaya extinguished.

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    GC Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:33

    The Government should at least now implement everything he desired, in his honour and to satisfy the yearnings of those who voted for it.

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    nic Sunday, 8 November 2015 08:39

    What a great loss for the country. He took disappointment at the theatrics of the players he backed to his grave, May he attain eternal peace.

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    Mohammed Rizan Sunday, 8 November 2015 08:39

    RIP, irreparable loss to the nation

    Reply : 1       77

    mrw Sunday, 8 November 2015 09:04

    api kiwwe via DM Android App

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    johan Sunday, 8 November 2015 09:13

    He did what he wanted for the country but his dream didnot come true upto his demise.Very sad news

    Reply : 0       69

    TJ Sunday, 8 November 2015 09:25

    God never allows good people to live long.

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    ANTON Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:04


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    YAMA DUTHA Sunday, 8 November 2015 09:39

    We bless from our hart to atten Nibbana.

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    Euclid Sunday, 8 November 2015 09:42

    I personally have declared a week of morning for my great leader. We do not want a state sponsored week of morning. We ourselves have the respect to declare this week as a week on morning. I am so sad and down.

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    Alexander Sunday, 8 November 2015 09:45

    Sad. Irreparable loss to the Country. R.I.P.

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    paduma Sunday, 8 November 2015 09:51

    A fearless leader who started the movement Sadarana Samajayak nearly 04 years ago in the heyday of MR regime and was the key personality in ushering in the revolution of Jan 08 , 2015 . May he attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana .

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    ptaba Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:07

    A great leader who fought for democracy.

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    patrick rodrigo. Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:13

    painful news for patriotic people in Srilanka.What a great Therawada bhikku. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       39

    Suren Sunday, 8 November 2015 14:27

    Great people short lived in this inhuman world. All rouges still live to see all sins done from own eyes

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    Nimal Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:13

    A very sad day for our nation. May you Rest in Peace.

    Reply : 1       38

    suranjith lal Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:18

    no words to express my sadness Grate thero always in our hearts may you attain nirwana

    Reply : 1       34

    Ganesha Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:20

    It is an irreparable loss not only to the entire Sri lanka but also to the minority communities in our country. If you had not come forward boldly ,there would not have been a regime change on 8th JAN certainly. You too have gone to Heaven on 8th after the mission . We wish you be reborn in Srilanka with the same courage and bravery

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    Coconut Republic Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:23

    A great loss to Srilanka in the need of the hour. May he attain nirvana.

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    vasanthan Bala Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:27

    Very sad to hear. We need people like you.

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    Labby Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:28

    May his soul rest in peace.

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    pal Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:29

    great loss to Tamil people via DM iOS App

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    Samira Yatawaththage Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:34

    Fearless leader who stand against the corruption of the country. Your brave voice will always remain in our hearts. Ape hamuduruwane may you attain utmost nibbana

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    Dingimahattaya Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:34

    Big loss for the Nation

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    Roshan Sunday, 8 November 2015 10:44

    Very shocking, Nelson Mandela of Srilanka. A Thero who dsacrificed his enitite life for the restoration of democracy and justice.

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    Mackawa Sunday, 8 November 2015 11:06

    What was the sudden sickness? Your report is incomplete

    Reply : 2       20

    Asela Sunday, 8 November 2015 11:13

    What a great loss for the country.

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    sheriff Sunday, 8 November 2015 11:26

    very sad news for the nation.i hope the government will fill full his good things he wanted to do for the entire peoples

    Reply : 0       29

    Jagath Sunday, 8 November 2015 11:32

    May he attain nibbana. I doubt whether he achieved what he expected. (yaha palanaya)

    Reply : 1       25

    Nows rusthy Sunday, 8 November 2015 11:34

    Great person... irreparable lose to the country.....

    Reply : 0       25

    Ashiq Sunday, 8 November 2015 11:38

    well respected human being in Sri Lanka irrespective of the religion. via DM Android App

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    Manjari Peiris Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:07

    Ven. Sir, may you attention Nibbana!

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    Daham Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:07

    The government leaders should at least now try to implement the necessary changes to the constitution(totally abolishing the EP) and prosecute the wrongdoers without protecting them, the main wishes of Sobhitha Thera , instead of conducting the Thera’s funeral with full State honors.

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    dinesh Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:09

    Jan 08 revolution is die Your brave voice will always remain in our hearts

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    wije Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:22

    Most Ven Sobitha Nayaka thero was a fearless leader who stood up to restore a just society in Sri Lanka

    Reply : 0       21

    Shihama Caffoor Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:27

    What a courageous priest who brought liberation to our country.

    Reply : 0       23

    Sarathsk Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:44

    Although you left us today the legacy you left behind will remain in our minds and hearts forever . May you attain Nibbana!

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    Hiran Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:48

    Today we have a lost a great champion of democracy and justice. The void he leaves with his death will be hard to will. I hope the legacy he leaves behind will embolden the Sri Lankans to fight for democracy and justice a cause for which he fought until his last breath.

    Reply : 0       24

    Kandy Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:55

    A big loss to any Religion

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    sinhaputhra Sunday, 8 November 2015 12:59

    Public has a right to know ven.theros illness.we have so many good doctors in srilanka and why he was taken to Singapore .? This trip may have deteriorated his condition.

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    Madlin Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:05

    One of the great buddhist leaders this loss is difficult to bridge. May he attain Nirvana. via DM Android App

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    xlntgson Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:20

    An exemplary monk. I wished if he lived long to advise leaders a lot in fairness!

    Reply : 0       23

    ruwani Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:33

    The only sane person in the country passed away. Rest in Peace

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    Tissa Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:43

    Who was responsible for taking Ven Sobitha to Singapore for Treatment?. Ven Sobitha was a nationalist and always upheld the people of Sri Lanka and the Professionals of Sri Lanka. He knew very well that Sri Lankan Doctors and medical staff at government Hospitals could have given him the best of treatment anywhere in the world.

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    MF Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:54

    gr8 loss to the peace loving people of SL.

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    OMG Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:58

    it is not about religion or money or power or status. It is about how u lived and what good u did to others. he was a gr8 person who did good to this country and people. u will be remembered by all.

    Reply : 0       22

    DHA Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:58

    RIP Sir.....

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    lankan Sunday, 8 November 2015 13:59

    We would like to know what was his sudden illness? it is our right to know. as we love him.

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    mohamed Iqbal Sunday, 8 November 2015 14:48

    Sri lankan lost highly valued person. Very sad to know this news.

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    Mohamed Nazeer Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:14

    Great human being. A great loss to our nation. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       13

    Mohamed Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:17

    An unbearable loss for the people of Sri Lanka.

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    Anton Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:20

    This is a huge loss to our beloved country. It was through his foresight and guidance that our country could change its course towards "Yahapalanaya" which is upto the present leaders to continue properly. If some say that the war was won by MR then "Yahapalanaya" was won by this Very Venerable Thero. He did not contest but guided and no one says thathe won the war against a dictator. Similaarly, MR guided and he did not fight but guided and the armed forces fought. May he Rest in Peace.

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    shan Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:21

    Great loss to the Country and for the people who fight for democracy and justice. May he attain the supreme bliss of nibbana.

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    lokka Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:28

    great lost to peace of srilanka may his soul rest in peace

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    chrysantha perera Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:36

    The least the present yahapalana govt. could do is to live up to the expectation of the deceased

    Reply : 0       9

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:44

    A real hero among the fake politicians. May he attain Nibbana.

    Reply : 0       10

    kaf Sunday, 8 November 2015 15:48

    May he attain Nibbana!

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    Ziqufi Ismail Sunday, 8 November 2015 16:59

    The legend of the voiceless.The Father for all Communities irrespective of Race, class or Religion.The Torchbearer for the so called minorities in a land we live of our own heritage. The Most Reverent who stood the tides of the Extreme groups within his own clergy. The savior of the Nation. The voice of the children of Mother Lanka .The most humble and Revered Monk who stood the tied of waves of the ruthless rule of the last regime, is no more in the land of the living .We pray that he be blessed the best of stations where ever the Humble Reverent be, and May his soul rest in peace in the most harmonious, joyful, contended manner, and may his memory linger in a History written in gold in Mother Lanka till we all depart from this world.

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    Mahinda Deegalle Sunday, 8 November 2015 17:12

    A great loss for people who care about democracy, justice and good governance! Impossible to fill the void left!

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    Viruli Sunday, 8 November 2015 17:15

    What a sad news? Great loss to the country at this crucial juncture. Most venerable thero fearlessly initiated the change of future direction of the political journey of Sri Lanka, anticipating a just society. May this noble goal for Sri Lanka be fulfilled soon. Venerable Sobitha thero, may you attain the supreme bliss of nirvana!

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    Premalal Sunday, 8 November 2015 17:20

    He would have died of a broken heart looking at the traitors he mistakenly helped into power of the country he loved.

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    Hemal Sunday, 8 November 2015 17:38

    I have no words to express the sense of loss . May you attain Nirvana, Most Venerable Thero

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    David De Silva Sunday, 8 November 2015 18:10

    You opened the eyes of the rational community of Sri Lanka. You were rewarded with the victory of January 8th with right thinking people backing you to lead Sri Lanka to a new era. Sadly the leadership of our nation have failed to take on your guidance to restore justice and eradicate rampant corruption. Your effort was not in vain as you have instilled into the thinking mind that change is always possible if a few good people gather together.Your memory will always live on in the hearts of every community in Sri Lanka. The very utterance of your beloved name must become a beacon of hope to every oppressed person in Sri Lanka who still cry out for justice in their motherland. You were a true faithful son of the soil who has brought pride to mother Lanka.

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    Mason Sunday, 8 November 2015 18:23

    His vision of a clean administration to Lanka faded, and he too faded. May he rest in peace.

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    R.Sunthar Sunday, 8 November 2015 18:40

    Revered Leader with the Nation at heart. Unfortunately silenced at the most important moment.

    Reply : 0       9

    chris Sunday, 8 November 2015 18:53

    Some sad , some happy. what ever it may be, nibbana is not close to this clergy.

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    Altaf iqbal Sunday, 8 November 2015 19:09

    A true Sri Lankan Who cared for the country Salute to you thero via DM iOS App

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    M.M.M.Zarook Sunday, 8 November 2015 20:10

    Irreplaceable loss. For the mission the venerable undertook to reach fruition,everyone of the countrymen should strive to follow the righteous path that his/her religion teaches.

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    chams Monday, 9 November 2015 08:43

    My you attain Nibban

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    Mathew George Monday, 9 November 2015 11:30

    A great loss to our Mother Lanka. I live in UK being a Tamil I have respect for him. May His soul rest in Peace

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    Wasantha Monday, 9 November 2015 15:29

    Irreparable loss to the country.May he attend to the supreme bliss of nibbana.

    Reply : 0       2

    SIVALOGU Friday, 13 November 2015 10:26

    A great citizen who had done great work. Sad that he went away from our world very early

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