Monday declared a day of mourning

2012-08-31 02:14:35

The government has declared September 3, as a day of mourning as a mark of respect for the late Mahanayake Thera of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya, the most Venerable Weweldeniye Medhalankara Thera, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 103.

In a statement the government said that all liquor outlets would be closed on that day.

The remains of the late Mahanayake Thera were taken to Sasanawardane Pirivena in Mirigama last afternoon: the funeral will be held at 3 pm at the Mirigama National School grounds on Monday.

  Comments - 15

  • Nero Friday, 31 August 2012 03:29

    Mourning is not part of the Buddhist philosophy. It is a religious ritual.

    Reply : 4       38

    Fusion Friday, 31 August 2012 04:55

    Good to see someone with wisdom. When Lord Buddha was dying he praised the monk(s) who were out meditating & carrying out their disciplines and not the ones who were crying, grieving about his imminent passing.

    Reply : 3       23

    Alwis Friday, 31 August 2012 03:32

    sure boost for liquor sales on Sunday

    Reply : 9       53

    ling Friday, 31 August 2012 04:34

    Is unthinkable to see dumb up for this comment.very shallow.

    Reply : 29       9

    Mi Friday, 31 August 2012 06:44

    And fried chicken and beef Steaks

    Reply : 5       22

    bandara Friday, 31 August 2012 03:36

    Its good religious things are in to front. But it is also obvious that religious things now get push to really front in election times. people forget major issues the country facing now. cleaver leaders ha.

    Reply : 3       14

    Dinesh Friday, 31 August 2012 04:43

    Also ban the slaughter of animals at the slaughter house to be sold for profit.

    Reply : 27       15

    Talktruth Friday, 31 August 2012 05:23

    Now we know your a vege...........

    Reply : 0       4

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 31 August 2012 05:59

    Godbless the economy...

    Reply : 8       18

    lk Friday, 31 August 2012 07:19

    some people drink a lot when they are sad/mourning.

    Reply : 1       26

    Incroyable! Friday, 31 August 2012 09:16

    Are schools re-opening on Monday or not?

    Reply : 2       10

    Nero Friday, 31 August 2012 10:45

    Half X Open = Half X Closed. When the two "Half" cancel out, it is Open = Close. This is Sri Lanka education today.

    Reply : 1       12

    Ramiz Friday, 31 August 2012 09:50

    How do we Sri Lankans mark a “day of mourning” in the days gone by…..when we were small all we knew it was a day of mourning was when flags were at “half-mast”, Radio broadcast appropriate programs ….
    But today !!!!!
    Even to Govt. announces the key item on the day of mourning is the closure of bars!!!!
    What are we ???? A nation of boozers???….

    Reply : 0       8

    Nodrog Friday, 31 August 2012 12:58

    We should also not celebrate 'Victory day' and instead declare it as a day or mourning in remembrance and respect of the deaths of our own brothers and sisters.

    Reply : 4       9

    GSK Saturday, 1 September 2012 01:14

    hats off to you!!! this is the way that every Sri Lankan should think !!

    Reply : 2       7

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