President Maithripala Sirisena unveiled the pinnacle of the newly built chaithya at the premises of the Pirivena of Asgiri Maha Viharaya in Kandy, at a ceremony held today May 08).

This chaithya which was built in high elevated premises in Kandy is 145 feet in height and 65 feet in diameter is. The chaithiya includes a museum, a shrine room with Buddhist paintings and a rest room.

The President, who engaged in religious activities, also offered atapirikara to Maha Sangha.

He handed over gifts to the artistes.

Maha Nayaka of Asgiri Chapter Most Ven. Varakagoda Gnanarathana Thero, Anu Nayaka of Malwathu Chapter Ven. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thero, Ministers Lakshaman Kiriella, S. B. Dissanayake, Governor of the Central Province Niluka Ekanayake, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake were present on this occasion.

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