(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The environmental program ‘Parisaraya Pujaniyai’ (the Environment is Sacred), organized together with the International Vesak Festival to be held in the sacred premises of the Daladamaligawa in the historic city of Kandy, was launched yesterday (02) at the sacred temple of tooth relic under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
This program has been organized according to a concept of the Chief Minister of Central Province, Sarath Ekanayake. Under this program the important places of the Kandy City will be cleaned.
The President handed over two hand wash equipments to Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela, for the use of the devotees visiting the temple of tooth relic.
After that, President Sirisena visited the Playground in Gatambe, Kandy where the May Day Rally was held yesterday and joined the cleaning activities of the ground.
Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera, S. B. Dissanayake, Deputy Minister Anuradha Jayarathne and the Governor of the Central Province Niluka Ekanayaka also joined the President at this occasion.