First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa inaugurated the national Buddha Rashmi Wesak festival at the Gangarama in Hunupitiya.
The religious observances were conducted by Ven. Kirinde Assaji Thera under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent of Gangarama, Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thera. The First Lady illuminated the Wesak Zone thereafter. The Wesak zone was jointly organized by the Presidential Secretariat, the ‘Tharunayata Hetak’ Organisation and the Gangarama Temple. Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Tisara Samarasinghe and President of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Defence Ministry Ayoma Rajapaksa also participated in the occasion.