The President said that maintaining a righteous discipline was essential in the society as well as in the dispensation.
The President said so while participating at a function held at the Peradeniya Getambe stadium in view of the 68th Higher Ordination Grand Religious Festival of the Sri Lanka Raamagngna Order yesterday.
The 68th Higher Ordination Disciplinary Religious Rite of the Sri Lanka Raamagngna Order is held from yesterday till 30th at the Getambe Mahavaeli River Water Boundary Hall centered around the Getambe Raaja-upavanaaraama Temple.
During this rite 400 postulants are due to be ordained to the higher 'adhisheela' ordination.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking further on the occasion stated as follows.