The Maha Sangha has conferred an honorary title on Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.
He has been conferred the honourary title of “Deshamamaka Janaprasadana Lankaputra”. The Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha including the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter has decided to confer the Honorary Title on the Minister recognising his outstanding contribution to the humanitarian operation as the Defence Spokesman and the religious service imparted by him. The function to confer the title was held at the ‘Mangala Uposathagaraya’ of the Asgiriya Vihara. It is considered a rare event as the title was conferred on a layman by the Maha Sangha. Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter most venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Thera presented the scroll containing the honourary title to the Minister. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, Ministers, Parliamentarians, Secretary to the Media Ministry W.B. Ganegala and heads of media organizaions participated in the occasion.