Press Release

Saranath Dhamma Nikethana Bodhi tree protection wall unveiling ceremony



A Bodhigara (Bodhi tree shrine) funded by the CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd. for a sacred Bo sapling from the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya was recently planted by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena. The newly enclosed Bodhi Tree is located at the Saranath Dhamma Nikethanaya in Bhathiya Mawatha, Kalubowila, where a ceremony took place to open it to devotees. The occasion was held under the aegis of Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thero, Chief prelate of the Amarapura Maha Nikaya. A large number of devotees and chief incumbents of Temples attended the ceremony. The Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patalie Champika Ranwaka was also present along with the Managing Director of CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, Jiang Houliang.

The construction of the Bodhi tree enclosure which cost approximately Rs. 2.5 Milliion, was funded by CHEC Port City (PVT) LTD. Special sermons were preached by the Chief Prelate of the Saranath Dhamma Nikethanaya, Ven Elamaldeniye Sarananda Thero and Ven, Prof. Naimbala Dhammadhassi Nayaka Thero. Minister Ranawaka also addressed the gathering on this occasion.