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President hands over sapling of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi to the Maha Bodhi Society

Feb 15, 2011 5:13:33 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has handed over to the Maha Bodhi Society the sapling of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi which is to be planted in India.

The sapling was brought in a colourful procession to the Temple Trees last evening. A large number of people including members of the Maha Sangha participated in the occasion. The President participated in religious observances after paying homage to the Bo Sapling. It is being placed at the Vidyalankara Pirivena in Kelaniya today and will be taken to India tomorrow morning. It will be planted to mark the 2600th Sambudhatwa Jayanthi. The members of Maha Sangha who participated in the occasion chanted Seth Pirith to invoke blessings on the President and the country. A DVD with documentaries on the Buddhist places of worship in India was handed over to the President by the Ven. Dr. Dodangoda Revatha Thera. Prime Minister D.M. Jayarante, Ministers, Parliamentarians and the Commanders of the security forces were present.