Common Candidate Maithripla Sirisena pays homage to the Temple of the tooth relic.
Common Candidate , Parliamentarian Maithreepala Sirisena who announced his candidacy for the forthcoming Presidential election paid homage to the Temple of the Tooth relic and obtained the blessings of the Triple Gem.
Another defected UPFA, MP M.K.D.S. Gunawardana, UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, MPs Lakshman Kiriella and Arjuna Ranatunga also joined Common Candidate Maithreepala Sirisena in the religious activities.
Later Common Candidate Maithreepala Sirisena paid a courtesy call on Asgiri Chapter Chief Prelate Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkita Thera.
However the media was not allowed to cover this event.
Thereafter Common Candidate Maithreepala Sirisena paid a courtesy call on Malwatu Chapter Anu Nayake Venerable Niyangoda Sri Vijitha Thera and obtained the blessings.
Our Kandy correspondent stated that Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena later visited Meera Makkam Mosque in Kandy and participated in religious activities.