President Gotabaya Rajapaksa celebrated his 71st birthday today (20) by engaging in religious observances. Rajapaksa visited the Ruwanweliseya in the morning to light lamps and made an offering. The religious observances were conducted by Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera.
He also took part in a Kapruka puja. The President also garlanded the statutes of King Dutugemunu and Queen Vihara Maha Devi located on the Vihara premises.
The President also offered almsgiving for the Maha Sangha.