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Secretary pays homage to the Sacred Relics at Kandy

Secretary pays homage to the Sacred Relics at Kandy

[July 16 2017]

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC made his first visit since assuming office, to the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) in Kandy on Saturday (15th July) to pay homage to the sacred relics. Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the MoD Mrs. Salini Waidyaratne accompanied the Secretary during his visit.

Accordingly the Secretary visited the Sri Vidyasara Mula Maha Viharaya in Menikhinna in the morning and met the Chief Prelate of the Ramangngna sect, the Most Venerable Napana Pemasiri Thero and obtained his blessings. Afterwards he met the Chief Prelate of the Malwathu sect, Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thero at the Malwathu Maha Viharaya. After offering his blessing the Maha Nayaka Thero presented a small Buddha statue to the Secretary as a memento.

Later Secretary Waidyaratne and Mrs. Waidyaratne arrived at the Dalada Maligawa to pay homage to the sacred relics and obtain the blessing of the prelates. After wards they visited the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya and met the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya sect, Most Venerable Warakagoda Dhammasiddhi Sri Prakgnananda Gnanarathana Thero and obtained his blessings.

     
     

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