500 Vihares in remote areas will be developed with the contribution of the Gangarama Vihare in Colombo.
The handing over of the required financial assistance to develop the temples took place at the Gangarama Vihare today. Each temple was presented 100,000 rupees. After the function, members of the Maha Sangaha of all Vihares arrived in a procession up to the Bodhi at the President’s House and chanted Pirith.
First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa also made a cash donation for the programme of developing the temples. She also presented fruits to the members of Maha Sangha. A large gathering including Buddhist Monks and Chief Incumbent of the Gangarama Temple the Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thera participated.