The Ven. Veherakele Saddhalankaratissa Thera conducted the Ashirvada Pooja.
After participating in the Adihtana Ashirvada Pooja, the President arrived at the Kataragama Maha Devale and participated in a special pooja. He also made inquiries into the wellbeing of the devotees present and exchanged pleasantries. Present on the occasion was a group including Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena.