After being named for presidential candidacy Gotabhaya Rajapaksa visited the Kelaniya Rajamahaa Vihaaraya and performed religious rites and obtained blessings.
While he arrived at the Kelaniya Rajamahaa Vihaaraya at about 6 p.m. yesterday he performed an Adhishtaana poojaawa as well invoking blessings on all the people of the country including himself.
Subsequently Kelaniya Rajamahaviharaya Chief Incumbent Venerable Kollupitiye Sangharakkhita Thera delivered an anushasana as follows.
Meanwhile the Presidential propaganda programmes of the joint opposition led by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna too begin from today.
Accordingly the group including the national candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is also scheduled to participate in a special religious rite of invoking blessings at the Ruwanwaeli Maha Saeaeya in Anuradhapura today.