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Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya

Chairperson of Swadeshi Amari Wijewardene, Chief Incumbent of Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya and officials from Swadeshi.
Chairperson of Swadeshi Amari Wijewardene, Chief Incumbent of Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya and officials from Swadeshi.

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal personal care products manufacturer once again illuminated the Rideegama, Ridee Viharaya temple situated in the Kurunegala district.

The “Aloka Pooja” was carried out under the theme, “Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya”, during the annual Esala festival.

Amari Wijewardene, Chairperson of Swadeshi said that as a Sri Lankan owned company, we consider it a duty to safeguard the culture and traditional heritage of Sri Lanka by supporting activities such as this annual Aloka Poojawa.

She explained that Swadeshi illuminates places of worship in the country for the benefit of all worshippers and also to educate the younger generation on the importance of safeguarding the country’ heritage. The illumination is followed by a colourful cultural pageant which highlights upcountry traditions and history of Sri Lanka. 

The Ridee Viharaya which had sheltered 500 Bhikkus (monks) who had attained Arhat status had been later developed as a temple and a place of worship by the King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe.

In 2013 the ‘Sri Dalada Maligawa’ of historic Dambadeni Raja Maha Viharaya, where the sacred tooth relic was kept and the ancient murals were renovated by Swadeshi Chairperson Amari Wijewardene to bring back its past glory.

Swadeshi also supports the Aloka Poojas of Kataragama Kiri Wehera, Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya, Devundara Uthpalawarna Vishnu Devalaya, Rathnapura Maha Saman Devalaya, Dambadeniya Raja Maha Viharaya and Keragala Raja Maha Viharaya annually.

As a local company Swadeshi continues its nation building and community CSR projects for our Sri Lankan communities. The Swadeshi Khomba brand is dedicated to carrying out sustainability projects which focus on caring for Mother Nature and enhancing cultural values.

The company has always considered the health and environmental impact of its products and we will continue to focus on this going forward.

 


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