President pays homage to Sri Maha Bodhi
Devotees gathered at the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, lauded and
rejoiced President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit yesterday, to pay homage to
the Sri Maha Bodhi.
The President obtained blessings from the Atamasthanadhipathi, the
Most Venerable Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera.
President Rajapaksa visited the Sri Maha Bodhi, following his
surprise call at the former LTTE administrative capital of Kilinochchi.
"I came here today, to obtain blessings for the New Year, from the
Sri Maha Bodhi," President Rajapaksa told the devotees.
The devotees filled with tears of joy, claimed that President
Rajapaksa was the 'Saviour' of the motherland. The President later
participated in the Dolosmahe Maha Pirith Sajjayanaya opposite the
North Western Province Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake and
Nation Building Minister S.M. Chandrasena were also present.