The Annual Katina Pooja of Colombo International Vipassana Meditation Centre was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and his family on November 15.
President Sirisena also took part in the Dharma Deshanaya and other religious activities held at the Vipassana Meditation Centre.
The President also declared open the museum which was established in the name of the Late Ven. Harispaththuwe Ariyawansalanakra Thero.
The Katina Robe was taken from the President’s Official Residence to the Vipassana Meditation Centre. President Sirisena offered “Heel Daana” to Buddhist monks in the morning.
The President and his family members, Army Commander Major General Krishantha de Silva, Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon and devotees attended the noon Alms Giving offered to the Maha Sangha led by Chief Incumbent of Vipassana Meditation Centre, Venerable Meetalawe Vineetha Thera.