Restored Kuragala Pagoda...

January 17, 2022  

 

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made an unannounced visit to the sacred site at Kuragala Monastery in Kalthota on Sunday (16) for enshrinement of offerings, images and artifacts in the restored Kuragala Pagoda (Esi Disi Maha Seya). Ven Waturakumbure Dhammaratana Thera, Incumbent for both Kuragala Temple and Nelligala International Buddhist Centre, together with Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Parliamentarian Akila Ellawala, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva and Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit were also present on the occasion. The enshrinement ceremony formally began on Saturday (15) evening with ‘Pirith’ chanting, attended by some 500 Buddhist monks. (Pic By - Osada Daham Nimsara)

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