The Mahanayake of the Malwathu Chapter Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Maha Nayaka Thera and the Mahanayake of the Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Dhammadassi Gnanaratne Thera and the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela extended their gratitude to President Maithripala Sirisena for donating funds for gold plating the golden canopy of the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
The President made this donation, responding to a request made by the Mahanayake Theros of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters. The President handed over the relevant cheque in this regard to the Kandy District Secretary Mr. H.M.P. Hitisekara at the Presidential Secretariat, on August 22.