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Irrigation State Minister calls on Malwatte, Asgiriya Mahanayake Theras

Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera tying ‘Pirith Nool’ on State Minister Anuradha Jayratne’s wrist.
Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera tying ‘Pirith Nool’ on State Minister Anuradha Jayratne’s wrist.

Tanks, Reservoirs and Irrigation Development State Minister Anuradha Jayratne called on Malwatte Chapter Mahanayake Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera and Asgiriya Chapter Mahanayake Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera in Kandy, on Tuesday.

He informed them about the ‘Yal Aswanu Sri Dalada Pooja’, which is to be held at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic on October 2. State Minister Jayaratne said heads of farmer societies attached to 54 major irrigation schemes would participate in the event, which is to be held under the patronage of Irrigation Minister Chamal Rajapaksa.

The state minister also invited the Mahanayake Theras to the alms-giving to be held on the same day with the participation of 60 Buddhist monks. He added that representatives of farmer societies operating under the Agrarian Services Department would also participate in this ceremony.

The Mahanayake Theras were also informed on the 5,000 irrigation tanks development project mooted by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the event. “We informed the Mahanayake Theras about the project, and how much we are going to invest in it,” the State Minister said. He later called on Asgiriya Chapter Anunayke Ven. Wedaruwe Upali Thera.


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