The incumbent government’s attempt for a ceremonial cremation to deceased Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, is a violation of his last wishes.
In an interview, the Thero specifically calls for his body to be donated to the “Akshidaana Sangamaya” ( Eye society) and not to be cremated.
“I am completely against any sort of cremating ceremony Once you are dead that’s the end of it. I just want my body to be donated to the Akshidana Sangamaya so that they could take any organs necessary and to bury the rest” he said.
He further said that he does not want any expenditure with regard to his funeral.
“I dont want millions spent on a casket, nor do I want committees appointed to organise my funeral. Why do we need to spending so much money on them?. My body is a ‘ mala kuna’ and thats how it should be treated. I am against all of this unnecessary nonsense” he said speaking on the subject.
However, in stark contrast to the wishes of the Thero the Government has called for a massive ceremony to be held on November 12th at the Parliament grounds and declared the day as a national day of mourning,
The cremation is completely in violation of the Theros wishes.
The fact that the cremation is taking place close to a week after his death is also a violation of the deceased activists wishes.
Sending the video the Colombo Telegraph one of the closest and longstanding aides of the Chief Prelate said the Government is suing the Thero’s funeral for their narrow political objectives.
“This is the same thing that Mahinda Rajapaksa did, to eye wash the people. This unholy alliance of Sirisena and Ranil are doing the same thing with our Hamuduruwo. he never wanted such fanfare for his funeral and what they are doing has caused many of us who were close followers of his, alot of heartache” he said.
During the final stages, the Chief Prelate was critical of the conduct of the Government he helped bring into power, saying that they have gone on a very different path than what was intended.
අපවත් වන්නට පෙර තම අවමගුල ගැන සෝභිත හිමි කී කතාවඅපවත් වන්නට පෙර තම අවමගුල ගැන සෝභිත හිමි කී කතාව…..
තමන්වහන්සේ අපවත් වුණු පසු විශාල මුදලක් වැයකොට උත්සව පැවැත්වීමට තමන්වහන්සේ අකමැති බව අපවත්වී වදාළ පූජ්ය මාදුළුවාවේ සෝභිත හිමියන් පෙනී සිටින කලකට ඉහත දී පටිගත කරන ලද වීඩියෝවක සඳහන් කොට තිබේ.
එසේම තමන්වහන්සේව ආදාහනය කරනවාට ද අකමැති බව එම වීඩියෝවේ දී පවසන සෝභිත හිමියන් වැඩිදුරටත් අවධාරණය කරන්නේ තම දේහය අක්ෂිදාන සංගමයට භාර දී අවයව ලබාගෙන භූමදාන කළ යුතු බවයි.
කුඩා දරුවන් අව්වේ තබා, පෙරහැරවල් පැවැත්වීමෙන් වලකින ලෙසට ද උන්වහන්සේ ඉල්ලා සිටින අතර ලාභම පෙට්ටියක දේහය තැන්පත් කර එක් දිනකින් අවමංගල්යයේ සියළු කටයුතු අවසන් කරන ලෙසට ද පවසයි….
Posted by UPFA – A Brighter Future on Tuesday, November 10, 2015