PM Rajapaksa pays homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic
Honoring the traditions, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy today (November 23). Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was warmly welcomed by the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga and the Basnayaka Nilame’s of the Satara Maha Devalaya.
Subsequently, Prime Minister worshipped the Tooth Relic. Thereafter, the prime minister placed a special note and signed the visitor’s book at the temple. The prime minister also arrived at the Malwatte Maha Viharaya and called on the chief prelate of the Malwatte Chapter, most venerable Thibbatuwave Sri Sumangala Thero.
Thereafter he engaged in religious observances and obtained the blessings of the chief prelate. He called on the Chief incumbent of the Malwatte chapter and obtained his blessings. PM Rajapaksa also visited the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, and called on its Chief prelate, Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnarathna Thero and its chief incumbent Venerable Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero and obtained their blessings.