Mihinthala Aloka Pooja and World Environment Day
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa switches on the ANCL Mihinthala Aloka Pooja last evening at the sacred precincts of the historic Mihinthala Meda Maluwa as Mihinthala Raja Maha Viharadhipathi Ven. Walawahengunawewe Dhammarathana Thera looks on.
Higher Education, Technology, Innovation and Information and Mass Media Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, Wildlife Resources, Environment, Lands and Land Development Minister S.M.Chandrasena, NCP Governor Maheepala Herath, ANCL Chairman W. Dayaratne, PC, Anuradhapura GA R.M. Wanninayake, former Parliamentarians and CEB and Buddhist Affairs Department officials were present.
The President plants a sapling at the Mihinthala sacred precincts to mark the World Environment Day, which also fell yesterday.
The President pays homage to the Buddha
Mihinthala Viharadhipthi Ven. Walawahengunawewe Dhammaratana Thera delivers an Anusasana
The President meets and worships the Maha Sangha
The President plants a sapling to mark the World Environment Day which also fell yesterday
The President waters the plant he had just planted to mark the World Environment Day
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and First Lady Ayoma Rajapaksa participate in religious observances
A Devotee gets the temperature checked
A section of the devotees