The Chief Incumbent of the Thuparamaya in Anuradhapura, Ven. Galkiriyagama Soratha Thera passed away at the age of 99, while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Colombo last night.
The mortal remains of the Thera had been placed at the Thuparamaya temple for the public to pay their last respects, the temple said.
The last rites of the Venerable Thera are scheduled to be held at the Temple premises tomorrow afternoon. (Athula Bandara)