Aug 10, 2019

Gota on pilgrimage after tomorrow – security by volunteer force Featured

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has planned a countrywide pilgrimage after the SLPP convention takes place at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium at 3.00 pm tomorrow.

During his pilgrimage a volunteer force would be deployed headed by a former military head.

It is reported that 50 military personnel would be deployed from each electorate.

It is said that Gotabhaya’s security head would be Yoshitha Rajapaksa.

After tomorrow’s party convention, Gotabhaya is scheduled to head straight to the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and thereafter he would pay homage to the Peliyagoda Vidyalankara Pirivena.

The following day, he is scheduled to travel to Anuradhapura to pay homage at the Ruwanveli Seya and engage in a religious ritual (pinkama). This religious ritual would be conducted by Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera.

He would spend the 12th night in Anuradhapura and would pay homage at the Sri Maha Bodhiya on 13th morning.

Thereafter, he is scheduled to head to Kandy via Dambulla and Matale.

A ceremony is also organised in Dambulla to welcome Gota by Janaka Bandara Tennakoon and his son Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon.

They had initially organised a rally comprising around 10,000 bicycles, but taking into consideration the GCE A/L examinations in progress and the traffic congestion it could cause, the plan was cancelled.

However, Gota is scheduled to visit Janaka’s residence.

Gota is scheduled to pay his respects at the Kandy Dalada Maligawa on the 14th and is also scheduled to visit and obtain the blessings of the Malwathu, Asgiri and Ramagnya Nikaya Chief Prelates.

From there, Gota will visit the Gatambe temple and is scheduled to head to Katharagama on the 15th. While there, an 84,000 lamp pooja has been organised at the Kiriwehera that evening.

He is also scheduled to participate in a special pooja at the Katharagama Maha Devalaya.

From there, Gota will visit the Tissamaharamaya Viharaya and head to Medamoolana that evening.

Thereafter, he is scheduled to visit the Devinuwara Devalaya and other religious places before heading back to Colombo.