Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thero has passed away this morning at a hospital in Singapore – SL Mission in Singapore confirms.
SL mission in Singapore also says that steps have already been taken to send back remains of Sobitha Thero as soon as possible to Sri Lanka.
Earlier, President Maithripala Sirisena after having discussions with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has decided for the government to bear the entire cost of medical treatment provided to Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Naga Vihara, Ven.Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero.
Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, was flown to Singapore Hospital on Tuesday (03) night for further medical treatment on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. President Sirisena, who personally looked into the illness of Venerable Thero, even during his state visit to Thailand had given instructions to take necessary measures for further treatment.