The state funeral of the 13th Mahanayake of Ramanya Mahanikaya Late Aggamaha Pandith Venerable Napana Pemasirii Thera will take place on Sunday afternoon at the S.W.R.D. Banadaranaike Vidyalaya Grounds at Kundasale at 2pm. The remains of the late Mahanayake is lying at the Vidyasagara Maha Pirivena of Hurikaduwa in Menikhinna in Kundasala. Large numbers of devotees and others have been paying tribute to the late Mahanayake since last Wednesday morning.
The procession of the remains would be removed for cremation at the grounds of S.W.R.D.Bandaranaiake Maha Vidyalaya, Kundsalae commencing from 2 pm on Sunday afternoon.
Born in January 1923, he was 98 at the time of his demise.