Friday, 19 August 2016 19:12

President unveils statue of Goddess Paththini

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President MaithripalaSirisena unveiled the life-size marble statue of the Goddess Paththini brought from India to NawagamuwaPurana Sri MahaPaththiniDevalaya following a complete renovation of the Devalaya after the hundreds of years, for the public to worship, today (19).


The President visited the Nawagamuwa Sri SugathaBimbaramaya temple in the morning at the invitation of the Chief Incumbent of Sri SugathaBimbaramaya, Venerable MalwanePannasaraAnuNayakaThera and he engaged in religious observances there and received blessings from the Mahasangha.
The President, following inquiries into the wellbeing of the Chief Incumbent and offering pirikara joined in the unveiling of the statue of the Goddess Paththini for public worship.
After unveiling the statue of the Goddess Paththini the President offered first floral tributes to the statue.
The MahaSangha including the Most.Ven.Ittapana Dhammalankara Anu Nayake Maha Thera,Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe, Ministers and MPs including Susil Premajayantha,Lakshman Kiriella,A.H.M. Fawzi,Businessmen Mr. Nandana Lokuwithana and Mr. DhammikaLokuwithana who provided financial assistance for the renovation works of the Nawagamuwa Purana Sri Maha Paththini Devalaya and many others participated in this event.

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