A series of programmes was held today to mark the 50th Anniversary of the priesthood of the prelate, the Chief Incumbent of the Siri Vajiragnana Dharmayathanaya in Maharagama. The offering of “Prasada Pooja” appreciating the priceless service discharged by the Nayake thera took place under the patronage of the President.
A book on the the noble services discharged by the prelate for 50 years was presented to the President. 50 novice monks were ordained under the guidance of the Mahanayake of the Amarapura Maha Nikaya, the Most Ven. Weligama Gnanaratana thera. Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Provincial Minister Upali Kodikara attended the series of ceremonies.