The Sannasa informing the successful completion of the historical Kandy Esala Perahera was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena by the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela at President’s House in Kandy .
President welcomed the Diyawadana Nilame and the Nilames of Sathara Maha Devalas and the Nilames of rural devalas who came with a procession. He presented the gifts to the artists who contributed to the perahera on this occasion. He also offered fruits to the baby elephant ‘Sindu’ of the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic.
Central Province Governor Niluka Ekanayake, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake, First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena and Nilames of the four Devalayas were present.