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Dr. Ariyaratne’s final rites to be held with State Honours

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Colombo, April 17 (Daily Mirror) -  Preparations are underway to bid farewell to late Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, the founder and President Emeritus of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, with full state honours.

Dr. Ariyaratne, breathed his last on Tuesday (16) at the age of 93, while under medical care at a private hospital in Colombo. In the wake of his demise, President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and officials of the Sarvodaya convened to coordinate the funeral arrangements.

At the meeting, instructions were issued to ensure that the final rites of Dr. Ariyaratne are conducted with due reverence and respect, with the Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Administration & Provincial Councils, Pradeep Yasaratne tasked with overseeing the arrangements.

The late Dr. Ariyaratne's mortal remains will be placed at the Sarvodaya Headquarters in Moratuwa, open for homage from 4:00 pm till noon on Saturday (20). Subsequently, a funeral procession will commence from the headquarters to Independence Square in Colombo, where the final religious rites will be conducted while the cremation ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

  Comments - 4

  • Ram Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:01 PM

    Dr Ariyaratne earned all his good repute by his actions/conduct whereas our politicians spend our money for their personal glory by their actions/greed

    Grace Wednesday, 17 April 2024 02:24 PM

    He will be remembered by people for the great services he has done to the society. RIP.

    Appuhamy Wednesday, 17 April 2024 02:27 PM

    Let us hope that the President, Prime Minister and other washed out politicians won`t make an election targeted political mockery out this Great Man`s demise. The late Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, is a patriot and true Son of this land who should receive utmost respect.

    Citizen k Wednesday, 17 April 2024 06:52 PM

    A honourable man.A gentleman.Glad that the state recognised his achievements.

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