The ashes of assassinated Foreign Minister Lakshman
Kadirgamar were strewn at the mouth of the Kalutara
river at dawn yesterday, according to his wishes, the
day after the seven-day alms given in his memory. His
widow Suganthie and family members accompanied the Ven.
Dharnagala Kusaladhamma Thera of the Sambodhi Vihara,
situated opposite the late Minister's official residence,
to Kalutara at 6 a.m. yesterday, and after the chanting
of seth-pirith, they went by boat and spread the ashes
in the Kalu Ganga. Nelum (lotus) flowers were also placed
in the river. An Anglican memorial service was also
held last evening at Colombo's Cathedral. Pic by M.