- By T.Pakkiyanathan
President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan participated at the poojas at Trincomalee Pathirakali Amman temple and received blessings.
Chief Priest Vethakamamany Brammasiri Ravichandrakurukkal conducted the poojas and rituals. The leaders were received according to traditions by draping them with shawls. Kreeedoms were placed on their heads. They participated releigius event held at an auspicious time during the annual festival of the temple.