The Buddhist monk who set himself on fire in front of the Dalada Maligawa, Kandy in protest of cattle slaughter succumbed to his injuries at the National Hospita.
The monk who set himself on fire outside the Dalada Maligawa Temple is a member of the Sihala Ravaya.
He had earlier staged a walk from Kattaragama to Colombo to protest against cattle slaughter.
Identified as the venerable Bohowatte Indararatna thero, the monk was also a one-time member of the JHU.
He set himself on fire outside the Kandy temple to protest against cattle slaughter on Vesak day. People in the area used water to douse the flames.
He was transferred to the Nawaloka hospital from Kandy for further treatment