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Aug 31, 2011 11:30:35 AM - itnnews.lk

Prof. Mendis Rohanadeera, one of Sri Lanka’s prominent intellectuals on Buddhist Culture, Archaeology and History bids adieu.

Prof. Rohanadeera’s funeral was held with full state sponsorship at the General Cemetery Kanatte this afternoon. His remains were brought to the Sri Jayawardenepura University from his residence at Battaramulla this morning. The body was received by Vice Chancellor N.L.A. Karunaratne and the staff. The body was lying there for the public to pay their last respects until 2.30 p.m. Thereafter, the remains for brought to Borella for the final rites. Parliamentarians, scholars and artistes were among the distinguished gathering present.