President Maithripala Sirisena observed the reconstruction work of the Egoda Kelaniya also known as kithsirimewan Kalyani Raja Maha Vihara, today(4).
The Chief Incumbent of Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Ven. Dr. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera requested the President to reconstruct the historical Bodhigara and the pond located at this sacred premises, which have numerous historical legends linked with the Kelaniya sacred area.
President Sirisena immediately took steps to fulfill that request and instructed the relevant authorities to commence the reconstructions works with the assistance of the Tri -Forces.
The President who visited the Egoda Kelaniya sacred premises today after engaged in religious rituals inquired on its reconstruction works.
Ven. Ambepusse Amarajothi Thero was also present in this event.