An alms giving was conducted for 40 priests along with Buddhist prelates from the Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters at the sacred Temple of Tooth to commemorate Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe’s 40 years in Parliament.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe attended the event along with his wife Maithree. Several ministers and UNP parliamentarians were present. Addressing the media, Prime Minister stated that the Golden Fence of the Dalada Maligawa constructed by President Premadasa was unfortunately in a pitiable state. He stated that the government will fully restore the Golden fence to ensure the stateliness of the temple of the tooth and beautify the world heritage site which thousands of devotees from across the globe come to venerate.