Navy constructs relic observation dais at historic Buddhangala Raja Maha Viharaya


Sri Lanka Navy has constructed a special relic observation dais at the historic Buddhangala Raja Maha Viharaya. It will be ceremonially declared open by Secretary of Defence and urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today the Poson Poya Day. Member of Parliament Rear Admiral (Rtd.) Sarath Weerasekera and Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake will also attend the event.

The sturdy relic observation dais with a safety railing has been constructed due to the financial and labour contribution rendered by the Buddhist Association of the Sri Lanka Navy under the direction of Secretary of Defence and the Commander of the Navy. It allows devotees to pay homage to the relics enshrined in the historic cheitya conveniently. The special dais replaces the improvised structure, which was used earlier for the annual public worship of the much-revered relics.

Thousands of Buddhists worship the Buddhangala Cheitya which has been construed atop a beautiful rock enshrining the sacred relics believed to be of Lord Buddha and His Chief Disciples. The newly-constructed relics observation dais is, therefore, a welcome relief for the devotees and fulfills one of their long-felt needs.

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