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‘Just society only by closeness of village and temple’

President Maithripala Sirisena presents the Vijini Patha to the newly titled Sanghanayake, Shastravedi Ven. Gallalle Ariyawansa Nayaka Thera.
President Maithripala Sirisena presents the Vijini Patha to the newly titled Sanghanayake, Shastravedi Ven. Gallalle Ariyawansa Nayaka Thera.

President Maithripala Sirisena said a virtuous society can only be built by securing a close connection between the village and the temple.

President Sirisena was speaking at a religious event to present the title scroll to Shastravedi Ven. Gallalle Ariyawansa Nayaka Thera, who was presented a title of the Adhikaranana Sanghanayake (Sangha disciplinary chief) of the North Central Province, at the Polonnaruwa Buddhi Manadapa on Sunday.

He said within the past few years, a massive contribution was made for the development of the material aspects as well as the spirituality of the people.

The President mentioned that many rural temples were reconstructed and renovated and a renaissance of Buddhism has taken place and that it is a victory obtained by the Buddhist people of this country.

Dharama Shastriya Panditha, Shastravedi Ven. Galallelle Ariyawansa Nayaka Thera, Chief Incumbent of Polonnaruwa Athumalpitiya Lakshauyana Sri Sakyasinharamaya, Sewagama Sri Gautama Bodhirukkaramaya, Aththanakadawala Sri Parakramaramaya, Hathamuna Sri Gangaramaya Vihara, and Siri Wijeybha Maha Pirivena, Lekhkadikari of Siri Kassapa Sangha Sabha of Polonnaruwa, and Karaka Sangha Sabhika of the Sahasana Jothika Karaka of the Udarata Amarapura Nikaya, is contributing immensely towards the progress of the Buddhist order and towards the development of the North Central Province, the President said.

The Thera was appreciated for the services rendered and the title of Dharma Sahstriya Panditha of the Sahasana Jothika Karaka Sangha Sabha was presented by the Amarapura Maha Nikaya and the title of Chief of Monastery of North Central Province was also presented.

The President appreciated the services rendered by the Thera to the development of the Buddhist order and the renaissance of the Polonnaruwa Buddhist discipline.

The President presented the Vijini Patha to the newly titled Sanghanayake.

Udarata Amarapura Nikaya Chief Incumbent Shasatrapathi Ven. Nuwaraeliye Chandrajyothi Nayaka Thera, Asgiriya Chapter Polonnaruwa Solosmasthanadipathi Anunayaka Ven.Vedaruwe Upali Nayaka Thera and the Maha Sangha, Wayamba Province Governor Peshala Jayarathna, Parliamentarian Nalaka Kollonne, former minister Nalaka Gamlath, Mayor of Polonnaruwa Chanaka Sidath Ranasinghe and others were present at the event. 


 

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