President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday kicked off the ‘Parisaraya Pujaniyai’ (the environment is sacred) environmental program, organised to coincide with the International Vesak Festival at the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.
This program was designed following the concept of Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and will focus on cleaning key sites in Kandy.
The President handed over sanitational equipment to the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela for the use of devotees visiting the Temple of the Tooth.
President Sirisena also visited the playground in Getambe, Kandy where the SLFP May Day rally was held yesterday and joined in the cleaning activities at the ground.
Ministers Mahinda Amaraweera and S.B. Dissanayake, Deputy Minister Anuradha Jayarathne and Central Province Governor Niluka Ekanayaka also joined the President at this occasion.