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The offering of the southern ornate gold door that leads to the shrine room of the Sri Dalada Maligawa was performed under the patronage of President Rajapaksa.
President Rajapaksa on Sunday (14) morning paid homage to the Dalada Maligawa and called on the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakitha Thera.
Thereafter the southern door which is the third ornate gold door offered to Dalada Maligawa to bestow merits on the President's parents D.A. Rajapaksa and Mrs.Dandina Samarasinghe Dissanayake, was offered.
President also visited the Malwathu Vihare where he called on the Maha Nayaka of the Malwatta Chapter Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sumangala Thera and offered Pirikara.
President Rajapaksa was accompanied by the First lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Governor of the Central province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa and Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela.
Meanwhile the Chief Incumbent of the Kotamudungala Raja Maha Vihare in Molagoda Ven. Hingulwala Saranankara Thera handed over a casket of relics to the President at the President’s House in Kandy yesterday to be enshrined in the Sanda Hiru Seya in Anuradhapura. They also exchanged views about the development work carried out in Kandy. Anunayaka Thera of the Malwatta Chapter Ven. Niyangoda Wijithasiri Thera was also present.