President Maithripala Sirisena paid last respects to late Mahopadyaya of Sri Lanka Ramagna Nikaya Most Ven. Matale Amarawansha Thero today (Nov. 24) at the Bodhimalaka Pushparama Temple in Thabbowa, Naththandiya.
He expressed condolences to the Buddhist monks at the temple.
Most Ven. Amarawansha Theo as a young Buddhist monk in 1956, was a huge strength to SLFP leader S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike to build the people’s government. He extended support to the SLFP in its best times as well as during the periods the party was out of power.