A series of programmes is being organized to mark the 700th Anniversary of the Asgiriya Maha Vihare.
The programme got off the grounds with the laying of the foundation stone for the building of the wall around the Asgiriya Maha Vihare according to the traditional system. The Asgiriya Mahanayake, the Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera patronized in the launching of the programme. More programmes, including the ordination of 700 novice monks are also planned. Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa and Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake were among those present.