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Bethmage completes 30 years in politics

Former Western Province Minister Hector Bethmage who had also served as the acting Chief Minister on several occasions marked his three decades of political life with religious and social ceremonies at the Mayurapada Piriven Temple under the patronage of the chief incumbent Most Ven. Dr.Maleboda Gnanasiri Thera. The event was organized by theHector Bethmage Educational, Cultural and Welfare Foundation in collaboration with Oruwala Lions Club headed by Suboda Liyanage.

An eye camp and a Blood donation campaign was held.

Ceremonies were also held at several temples at Kaduwela and Colombo and many attended the ceremonies held to mark the occasion including Seewali Asapu Araamaya, Athurugiriya under guidance of Most Ven. Padalangala Dhammadeva Thera and Korathta Thunhandahena Aranya Senasanaya.

Bethmage laid the foundation to construct a Chaithya, after he opened the Bodhi Prakaraya in the presence of former WP Ministers Udaya Gammanpila and Jagath Kumara.

The Ashirwada Pooja ceremony organized at this premises with the participation of the Maha Sangha was presided over by Most Ven. Ittepane Dhammalankara Nayake Thera.

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