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Sep 5, 2011 10:56:18 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa joins in a Sil Campaign organized by the nurses at the Raja Maha Vihare in Kelaniya. A ceremony for the observation of Sil by 2600 nurses in parallel to the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi took place at the Raja Maha Vihare in Kelaniya this morning. It was organized by the Public Service United Nurses Association. President Rajapaksa visited the Kelani Vihare this morning and participated in religious observances. Members of the Maha Sangha, including Chief Incumbent of the Kelani Raja Maha Vihare, the Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangarakkitha Thera blessed the President.

The President also joined in offering alms to the nurses who observed Sil. Thereafter he gave fruits to the baby elephant of the Vihare. Members of the Maha Sangha including President of the Public Service United Nurses Association the Ven. Muruttettuwe Ananda Thera and Minister Mervyn Silva were present on the occasion.