Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa (The document containing the auspicious times for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year) was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (11th April) at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo.
“Aluth Sahal Mangalya”, which is one of the ancient rituals to offer the first share of harvest to the triple gems of Buddhism, was held at the historical Gal Vihara temple under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (10th April).
The ritual organized to redeem the vow made on the 24th of December 2016 by the Mahaweli farmers under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Sorivila Devalaya in Dimbulagala for receiving showers, ending the drought weather condition, having bountiful of harvest, and making Pulasthi Puraya more prosperous was held at that Devalaya premises yesterday (9th April).
The youth of the country have been empowered to get connected with the export trade using the mobile phone and internet at present, instead of mere traditional agriculture, said President Maithripala Sirisena.
Donations received to the ‘Buddhist Renaissance Fund’ to improve the facilities at places of Buddhist worship were handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on 4th April.
Distribution of land deeds to 60 temples in 16 districts in parallel to the UN International Vesak day celebration was held at the Presidential Secretariat on 5th April under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.