The President has greeted the Maha Nayaka of the Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Sangha Sabha Most Ven. Bellana Gnanawimala Thera on his 92nd birthday today.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Valukarama temple in Kollupitiya wished him good health. The president participated in the alms giving held at the temple to mark the occasion. Chief incumbent of the Vihare Ven. Maharagama Nanda thera was amongst a large number of the members of the Maha Sangha and the people who participated.
Menawhile a number of religious programmes were held at the Walukarama temple in Kollupitiya to celebrate the prelate. A website was also launched providing an extension for his religious service. The latest book authored by the Thera was presented to a special Committee of Trustees. The income from the sale of the book will be credited to a housing project for low income families. Ven. Bellana Gnanawimala Thera, Ven Itta’pane Dhammalankara Thera including members of the Maha Sangha, Opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Buddhasasana Cashion Herath and Chairman of ITN Rosmond Senaratne were amongst those who participated in the occasion.