President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Government will fulfil its responsibility to protect and nourish Buddhism in a more realistic and practical manner.
The President said this at the ceremony held to unveil the 36-foot high Samadhi Buddha Statue at Nape Sri Bodhirukkarama Viharaya, Kegalle.
The ceremony was held under the guidance of Anu Nayaka of the Malwatta Chapter Most Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera, with the participation of 500 Mahasangha.
The President who arrived engaged in religious observances at the Sri Bodhirukkarama Viharaya and secured blessings.
Anu Nayaka of the Malwatta Chapter Most Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera unveiled the Samadhi Buddha Statue and the President unveiled the plaque.
President Sirisena also unveiled the plaque of five Devales at the temple.