A Crest gem Pooja has been held in parallel to the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi celebrations.
The offering of Crest gems for 20 Vihares of the Sabaragamuwa Province took place under the patronage of the Governor W.J.M. Lokubandara. Accordingly, Crestgems were offered to many historic temples including the Seruwawila Rajamaha Vihare and the Mihintale Vihare. The pinkama was held at the Kapila Gem Museum at Lellopitiya under the guidance of the Mahasangha including the Ven. Paathakada Wimalarathana Thera. Crest gems had been gifted for the Pinkama by businessman Kapila Wijesinghe.