Meanwhile, in a statement issued on the occasion of Poson Poya, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that the concept of the state would be a precedent based on the 'real Dhamma' and the 'Dasa Raja Dhamma' relevant to building a better country.
Also, the Aloka Pooja at the Mihintale Sacred Area in Anuradhapura was held this afternoon to coincide with Poson Poya Day.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Minister of Buddhasasana Religious and Cultural Affairs has celebrated Poson Poya day at his Carlton residence in Tangalle on the advice given to engage in religious observances from home in the face of the COVID pandemic.
The Prime Minister's Office announced that Ven. Polwatta Premananda Thera of the Tangalle Wanawasi Kuda Viharaya had celebrated Pehewas.
Also, a series of 'Amadam Sisilasa' Dhamma sermons held every full moon day was held at Temple Trees today under the patronage of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.