Most Ven. Dimbulagala Dewalankara Thera said that President Maithripala Sirisena has the blessings of the entire Sangha community for his untiring efforts to steer the country forward while taking bold decisions for the well-being of the people.
The Thera made these remarks participating in an event organized to unveil the newly constructed Buddha Statue and a Bodhi Prakaraya at the Sri Valukarama Buddhist Centre near the Manampitiya Bridge.
The President, who also went to Sri Walukarama Buddhist Centre engaged in religious rituals and obtained blessings and then unveiled the commemoration plaque to mark the opening of the Bodhi Prakara and the Buddha statue.
The President made the first offering of flowers for the Buddha statue.
These new constructions were done by the devotees and the Polonnaruwa Buddhist Centre and the President distributed certificates and gifts to the contributors.
The Sanghanayake of North, North central provinces, Chief incumbent of Polonnaruwa Isipathana Vihara Ven. Udagama Dhammananda thero and Mahasangha chanted pirith and invoked blessings to the President.
The devotees and public representatives gathered in this event.