President donates Rs.45 million to renovate Golden Canopy

08/22/2017 - 19:11

President Maithripala Sirisena has given Rs. 45 million for gold plating the golden canopy of the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

The President made this donation, responding to a request made by the Mahanayake Theros of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters.


The President handed over the cheque to the Kandy District Secretary H.M.P. Hitisekara at the Presidential Secretariat, today (22nd Aug.).


The golden canopy was offered to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic by the former President R. Premadasa and it has been placed over the main shrine.