New Amarapura Mahanayake Thera was presented with the 'Aktha Pathra'
The State Ceremony to award ‘Aktha Pathra’ to the new Mahanayake of Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, the Most Venerable Dodampahala Chandasiri Nayaka Thera, was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo yesterday afternoon (14) with the participation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The President launched the official website of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya while the Secretary of the Dayaka Sabha R.A.D. Sirisena presented the amended list of temples belonging to the Nikaya to the Mahanayake Thera.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa recalled how the Most Venerable Dodampahala Chandasiri Nayaka Thera contributed to build libraries in temples damaged by the tsunami in 2004 and how this helped the monks who worked for the advancement of the Sasana.
The members of the Maha Sangha including Mahanayake and Anunayake Theras, Cabinet and State Ministers, Governors, Members of Parliament and other People’s Representatives, Ambassadors, Public Officials and members of the Nikaya Dayaka Sabha were also present.