A new water supply scheme has been launched to supply drinking water to several spots in the Mahamewuna Uyana, including the Sri Maha Bodhi premises.
Water is being obtained from the Tisawewa under the Anuradhapura Sacred City Water Supply Scheme. The Scheme was commissioned by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board on the instructions of the President in parallel to the 2600 Sambuddhatva Jayanthi.
The offering of the first bowl of water to the Sri Maha Bodhi, commissioning the water supply scheme took place with the participation of many Parliamentarians. The guidance of the the Maha Sangha including the Chief Incumbent of the Atamasthana the Ven. Dr. Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera was received for this Scheme.