President Maithripala Siridena presented Sannaspathra and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe presented Vijinipatha to the Dharmapala Wanshalankara Sadharama Keerthi Sri Tripitaka Visharadha Aggamaha Panditha Most Ven Kotugoda Dhammawasa MahanayakaThero for being elevated to the position of Mahanayaka of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya.
The ceremony was held at the Independence Square on August 3. A book containing Dhamma sermons delivered by Ven. Dhammawasa Thero was presented to the President on this occasion.
The Maha Sangha including the Maha Nayake Theros, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and other religious leaders, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Ministers and MPs participated in this event.