President Maithripala Sirisena who is in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 took part in the Oil Anointing Ceremony held at the London Buddhist Vihara, today (16).
Ven Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thera, the incumbent Head Priest of the London Buddhist Vihara and the current Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain anointed oil on the head of the President and others.
Later, the President engaged in religious observances at the temple.
A group Sri Lankans living in London also gathered at the temple and President Sirisena engaged in cordial discussions with them and extended his best wishes for the New Year.
The Sri Lankan delegation including Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva participated in this event.