An all-night Pirith chanting ceremony was held at the premises of the Presidential Secretariat to mark President Maithripala Sirisena completing four years in office and to invoke blessings on the President, yesterday (07).
This Pirith chanting ceremony was held with the participation of the Maha Sangha including the Ven. Kirinde Assaji Thero of Gangarama Temple. The President also joined in listening Dhamma sermon. Ministers and MPs, including Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera.
Meanwhile, on 8th there was an offering of Dhana in the morning for the Mahasangha.
The Chief incumbent of Maha Sangha Sabha of Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri of Siyam Maha Nikaya, most venerable Dr. Iththepane Dhammalankara Thero, Mahanayake of Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya Aggamahapanditha Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thero, Ven.Kotapola Amarakeeththi Thero, Ven. Tricomalee Ananda Thero, Ven.Akuratiya Nanada Thero, Chief Incumbent of Kaleniya Raja Maha Vihara Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakhkhitha Thero and Mahasangha were present in the event.
This event was organized by the staff of the President’s office, including Secretary to the President Udaya. R. Senevirathne.