The 64th National Day celebrations will commence with religious
observances being conducted in places of religious interest in the
Prime Minister D M Jayaratne will participate in Buddhist religious
observances at the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi premises at 6.30 am today.
Parliamentarian Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha will attend the Christian
religious activities which will take place on 6.30 am today at the
Maithree Christ Church at Anuradhapura. Islamic religious activities
will also be held at the Mohideen Jumma Mosque in Anuradhapura.
The Buddhist religious observances will be conducted by members of
Maha Sangha led by Atamasthanadhipathi and Chief Sanganayake of the
Central and North Central Provinces Ven Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera. The
Hindu religious observances will be held at the Kadiresan Kovil in
Anuradhapura. Roman Catholic observances will also be conducted at St
Joseph’s Church, Anuradhapura under the patronage of Bishop of
Anuradhapura Rt Rev Norbert Andradi at 6.30 am.