President Rajapaksa pays homage at the Sri Vishnu Devale in Devinuwara.
The President laid the foundation stone for the Waahalkada which will be constructed in memory of his mother D. Samarasinghe Dissanayake. After paying homage at the Sri Vishnu Devale, the President seized the opportunity to meet devotees who had arrived at the devale premises for the Esala Festival and inquired into their wellbeing. The President particularly monitored the public facilities accorded on behalf of the devotees. He instructed the Basnayake Nilame of the Sri Vishnu Devale Dishan Wickramaratna to extend all facilities needed by the devotees. A group including Provincial Ministers was present.