President Maithripala Sirisena visited the historical Daladha Maligawa and received the blessing of the sacred tooth relic for the New Year today (1).
Also he visited to Asgiriya Mahanayake Thera and looked into the wellbeing of the Nayake Thera. The monks recited pirith to invoke blessing on President for the New Year.
After this event he had an informal chat and conveyed his New Year best wishes to the people who were at the temple.
Minister S.B.Dissanayake, the Governor of Central Province Niluka Ekanayake, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake were also present on this occasion.
The Saddharma Deshana was held at the Wijayasundararama Purana Viharaya to mark the Duruthu Pura Pasalosvaka Poya today (1) with the participation of President Sirisena. The North Western Mahanayake and the Variyapola Sri Sumangala Parivan Viharathipathi Moragoda Dhammaratna.Thera, Central Province Governor, Niluka Ekanayake, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and large number of devotees were at this religious sermon.
The President visited the historic holy land of Katharagama in the dawn of the New Year. He opened the newly constructed Pirith Mandapaya in the vicinity of the temple.