Invoking the blessings of the sacred ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ situated in the historic city of Anuradhapura, on the country and on all its citizens, for peace, harmony and prosperity, the Bank of Ceylon conducted its annual ceremony of strewing fresh sand which is known as “Weli Athirime Pinkama” in “Uda Maluwa” recently.
The ceremony took place with the participation of the Bank’s General Manager K.E.D. Sumanasiri, DGM Corporate and Offshore Banking Priyal Silva, DGM Human Resource Dhamma Wijeyawardhene, DGM Branch operations and Development Banking Nilantha Meneripitiyage, AGM North Central Province Mahinda Bandara, AGM Marketing Aruna Hettiarachchi, AGM North Western Ruchindra Perera and other staff members.
The event was organized by the Bank’s Assistant General Manager North Central Province (NCP) G.K.G. Mahinda Bandara and staff members of the NCP Province with the guidance of the Atamasthanadipathi of Anuradhapura, the Most Venerable Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Thera.
The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Temple is considered one of the most sacred religious places in Sri Lanka for all Buddhists around the world. It is believed that the blessings can be reached through the sacred “Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi” tree to all who reach- out for the blessings of the “Lord Buddha”.