The unveiling of the pinnacle of the newly constructed stupa at the historic MuhuduMahaViharaya in Pothuvil in the East was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (June 20).
The President met the President of All-island AmarapuraMaha Sanga Sabha,chief prelate of the Sri Kalyanawansa Chapter Most Venerable DodampahalaChandrasiriThero and the Chief Incumbent of MuhuduMahaViharaMost VenerableWarakapolaIndrasiriThero. The President also offered Atapirikara to the Chief Incumbents.Hesubsequently engaged in cordial discussions with Maha Sanga.
Most VenerableWarakapolaIndrasirithero requested the President to take action to provide a clear deed to the MuhuduMahaViharaya as a sacred area. The President, while drawing his attention to the matter of the deed inquired about the other needs of the temple.
President Sirisena also planted a Na sapling in the premises to mark this occasion.
The President speaking at this occasion said the Eastern Province can be considered as regioncreated national unity in our country. “This Province, being a region where Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims are living in harmony, showing the peace, unity and reconciliation, is giving an example to other Provinces in the country”, he said.
The Chief Incumbent of Panama Sri Bodhi Rukkaramaya and Chief Prelate of DigamaduluDisa Ven. Panama ChandraratanaThero presented a book written on the Panama Temple and other temples around it to President.
The President, after having cordial discussions with other religious leaders spoke to the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people gathered at this event.
Chief Incumbents and Maha Sanga, Fomer Minister JanakaWelgama, Mejor General RohanaBandara, Chief Minister of North Central Province Mr. DayaGamage, Eastern Province Governor, Medical Specialist Prof. KapilaGunawardena were among those participated in this occasion.