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A pirith chanting was held yesterday (Jan. 1) at the President’s Official Residence in Polonnaruwa to obtain blessings for the New Year.

Sixty five Buddhist monks including the Chief Incumbent of Isipathanarama, Polonnaruwa, Maha Nayaka for both Polonnaruwa and Thamankaduwa, a retired Principal Ven. Udagama Dhammananda Thero, Adhikarana Sanganayaka of North-Central Province, the Chief Incumbent of Kaduruwela Jayanthi Temple, an eloquent Dhamma teacher Most Ven.
Medhananda Thero, Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero, The Chief Incumbent of Vidyaloka Pirivena in New Town Ven. Demunnewe Uparathana Thero conducted this pirith chanting.

President Maithripala Sirisena and his family members including Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena and the people of the area participated at this occasion.

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