President Mahinda Rajapaksa has paid homage to the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.
The President who visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa last evening paid homage to the tooth relic and received its blessings. The President also exchanged pleasantries with the devotees who were present. Ministers, Parliamentarians and Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela were amongst those who were present.
Meanwhile the President called on the Mahanayaka of the Malwatta Chapter Most Ven. Tibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera. Thereafter he visited the Asgiri Maha Vihara and called on the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ve. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Thera. The Mahanayake Theras appreciated the programme launched by the President for the development of the country and extended blessings for its continuation. Members of the Maha Sangaha were amongst those who were present at the occasion.