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Chaithya to pay tribute to President and forces

Nov 9, 2010 10:15:58 AM - itnnews.lk

A Chaithya is being built in the Asgiriya Vihare precincts to pay tribute to the President and the gallant soldiers who vanquished terrorism.

The laying of the foundation stone for the Chaithya took place this morning. A four-storied building complex will also come up in parallel to the construction of the Chaithya at the Asgiri Maha Vihare pirivena premises. A Buddhist Library, a Museum, a resting place and a Relics Room will be housed in this building. The cost will be in the region of 50 million rupees. The work is being mooted under the guidance of the Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter, the Most Ven. Udugama Sri Budharakkitha thera. Various Charity Organisations and Philanthropists will be contributing to this task. Present at the foundation laying ceremony were members of the Maha Sangha including the Asgiriya Mahanayake thera and the Anunayake of the Malwatte Chapter the Most Ven. Dimbulkumbure Wimaladhamma thera and several Parliamentarians.