Blessings for the New Year...
January 1, 2019
President Maithripala Sirisena commencing work for the New Year visited the Somawathiya Raja Maha Viharaya, today (January 01).
The President also called on the Chief Incumbent of the Somawathiya Raja Maha Viharaya Ven. Pahamune Sri Sumangala Thera and obtained blessings.
Later, President Sirisena joined in special religious observances held at the sacred premises and the Maha Sangha chanted Seth Pirith to invoke blessings.
The President also joined in the special Kapruka Pooja for the Somawathie Chaitiya.