President Maithripala Sirisena who visited Kandy, today (15) to participate in the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony of Pushpadana Girls’ College, Kandy, also visited the Malwathu Maha Viharaya and engaged in the religious observances.
Later, the President called on the Most Venerable Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera of the Malwatte chapter.
Thereafter the President arrived at the Asgiri Gedige Raja Maha Viharaya.
The President called on the chief incumbent of the Gedige Raja Maha Viharaya, Most.Ven. Vedaruwe Upali Nayaka Thera. After a brief discussion on the history of the Asgiri Viharaya with the Ven. Thero the President observed the historic documents related to the temple.
He also visited the places of historical value situated in the premises of the temple.
The Chief Minister of the Central Province Sarath Ekanayake accompanied the President during the visit to the temples.