President obtains blessing from Malwathu Asgiti Chief Priests

President Ranil Wickremesinghe obtained the blessings of Malwathu-Asgiri chief priests today (02 February).

The President first visited the Mahanayaka (chief priest) of the Malwathu Chapter, the Most Venerable Sri Sumangala mahanayaka thero, and asked for his well-being and presented an atapirikara.

Maha Sangharatnaya led by Malwatu Maha Nayaka Thero, blessed the President with a ‘seth piritha’ and the Malwatu Mahanayake ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thero presented a special commemorative gift to President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The President did not forget to make a note in the commemorative book placed in the Malwathu Maha Vihara (temple) to mark his visit.

President Wickremesinghe visited the Asgiri monastery afterwards and paid a brief visit to the Asgiri Chapter’s Mahanayaka (chief priest), the most venerable Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thero.

The President also inquired about the development activities of the Asgiri Maha Vihara. Maha sangarathna led by the Chief priest of the Asgiri chapter said a sermon ‘seth piritha‘ and blessed the President.

Senior Advisor on national security and Chief of staff of the President, Sagala Ratnayaka, and Secretary to the President, Saman Ekanayake also joined this occasion.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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