President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday participated in several religious activities ahead of the Wesak festival.
The government declared the week from May 2 as the National Wesak Week, during which, various Buddhist programs will be held throughout the island.
The President last morning offered heel danaya to the thousands of Buddhist monks that attended the overnight Pirith chanting ceremony at the BMICH in Colombo.
The 2600th Sambudaththwa Jayanthi completion ceremony was also held at the Temple Trees. Anunayaka of Malwatte chapter Venerable Niyangoda Vigithasiri thero presented thea Dhamma desana at this event.
The state Wesak festival will be held on Sunday, May 6th at the Dalada Maligawa Premises in Kandy under the patronage of the President.