President pays homage at Dalada Maligawa
President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid homage at the Sri Dalada Maligawa
last morning to mark the Vesak Poya and received blessings after
worshipping the Sacred Tooth Relic.
President Rajapaksa offered Atapirikara to the Sacred Tooth Relic and
participated in religious activities conducted in the Dalada Medura last
Ven.Thibbatuwawe Medhankara thera who performed the Thewawa ceremony
tied pirith nool amid pirith chanting of the Maha Sangha and blessed the
The President also spoke with devotees paying obeisance at the Dalada
Maligawa to mark Vesak.
He also inspected the historical Maha Maluwa at the Dalada Medura
premises where the State Vesak Festival is being held.
Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and Dalada Maligawa
Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara were also present.