President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Saturday (Aug. 30) visited the Bellanvila Raja Maha Vihara which was holding its Esala Festival and attended to religious observances.
Viharadikari Chancellor of Sri Jayawardenapura University Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Anunayaka Thero Viharadhipathi and Chief Sanghanayaka of Singapore Ven. Dr. Bellanwila Dhammarathana Nayaka Thero held religious ceremonies and invoked blessings on the President.
The President also exchanged pleasantries with the devotees.
The Bellanwila Esala festival concluded with the water cutting ceremony and alms giving for gods (deva dana) at the Boralesgamuwa, Aththidiya ferry yesterday (Aug. 31)