President visits Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi | Sunday Observer

President visits Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

9 January, 2022

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday paid homage to the historic Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and received blessings.

President Rajapaksa, who arrived at the sacred site, called on the Chief Incumbent of the Atamasthana Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Thera and received his blessings.

He had discussed with the Atamasthanadhipati Nayake Thera about the current status of the vehicle park being constructed for the benefit of devotees.

The Maha Sangha chanted Seth Pirith and invoked blessings on the President.

A large number of students appearing for the G.C.E Advanced Level Examination and the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination had visited the sacred site to pay homage to the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and the President extended his best wishes for their endeavours.

The President also visited the Ruwanweli Stupa on Friday evening (January 7) and received blessings from the Chief Incumbent of Ruwanweli Maha Chaithyaramaya Ven. Pallegama Hemarathana Thera. Ven. Hemarathana Thera presented a book authored by him to the President.

Later, President Rajapaksa engaged in religious observances at the Stupa and joined the Blessings Pooja conducted by the Ministry of Irrigation at the Stupa for the New Year.

A large crowd gathered at the Ruwanweli Stupa on Friday, and the President spoke to them and inquired into their well-being.

Ministers Chamal Rajapaksa, S.M. Chandrasena, State Ministers Prof. Channa Jayasumana, Siripala Gamlath, Anuradha Jayaratne and Army Commander General Shavendra Silva were also present.