President participates in religious ceremony to confer ecclesiastical title | Daily News

President participates in religious ceremony to confer ecclesiastical title

The State Ceremony to award Aktha Pathra to the new Mahanayake of Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, the Most Ven.Dodampahala Chandasiri Nayaka Thera, was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo yesterday with the participation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The President presented the Sannas Pathra to the Mahanayake Thera and the Prime Minister presented the Vijini Patha. Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, former Member of Parliament Ruwan Wijewardene, Myanmar Ambassador to Sri Lanka U Han Thu, Amarapura Nikaya-abhivruddi Dayaka Sabha Chairman Ajitha de Zoysa and Deputy Chairman Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena offered Pirikara to the Thera. The President launched the official website of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya while the Secretary of the Dayaka Sabha R. A. D. Sirisena presented the amended list of temples belonging to the Nikaya to the Mahanayake Thera.

(Picture by President's Media)


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