President Mahinda Rajpakhe worshiped the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi at Anurdhapura and received the blessings this morning. Afterwards, the President called on the Chief Incumbent of Atamasthana, Ven. Pallegama Sirinivasa Thero.
The president inspected the construction going around the ancient Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi during the visit.
Later he called on the chief Incumbent of Ruwanveliseya, Ven Pallegama Hemarathana Thero.
The President also attended the ceremony of induction of 75 novice-monks and offered them ‘Pirikara’
Governor of North Central Province Mr. Karunarathne Diwugane, Chief Minister S.M. Ranjith, Deputy Minister W.B. Ekanayake were also present.