Religious observances are being held countrywide to mark the President’s birthday and the inauguration of his second term of office.
The ITN staff participated in religious observances at the Somawathie Sacred Site to mark the event. A notable feature was the members of the ITN staff joining in the religious observances held at the historic Somawathie Chaithya in Polonnaruwa to invoke blessings on the President, the Government and the people. In addition to an Alms Giving Pinkama, a Bodhi Pooja was also organized. A notable feature was the participation of members of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya of the ITN in the religious ceremonies conducted at Somawathie.
Meanwhile the offering of Alms to members of the Maha Sangha and chanting Pirith had been organized by the Grand Oriental Hotel of Colombo, to mark the President’s inauguration of the second term of office. Chairman of the Grand Oriental Hotel Rohan Jayasinghe, General Manager Nihal Jayawardena and the Public Relations Officer Ishanki Jayawardena were amongst those who participated in these events.