The harvest festival known as Aluth Sahal Mangalya was held in the Sri Maha Bodhi premises in Anuradhapura.
The best part of the harvest reaped by the farmers throughout the country during the Maha season was offered to the Sri Maha Bodhi under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent of the Atamastana Ven. Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera. The Farmers who brought rice in bowls filled the large bowl at the Sri Maha Bodhi until it overflowed. The festival organized by the Agrarian Development Department was held under the patronage of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. Ministers Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, S.M. Chandrasea and Chief Minister of the North Central Province Berty Premalal Dissanayake participated in the occasion.