Sanda Hiru Seya Sacred Relics to be enshrined by President today
The concluding ceremony to enshrine Sacred Relics at the
hemispherical dome of the Sanda Hiru Seya Stupa would be held today
under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The Sanda Hiru Seya was constructed on the direction of President
Rajapaksa in appreciation of the noble service rendered by the security
Forces and Police to defeat terrorism and bring lasting peace to the
The Sanda Hiru Seya is being built by soldiers with the support of
the Navy, Air Force and Civil Defence Force.
The seya is 285 feet in height and 255 feet in width. The
construction of the Sanda Hiru Seya in appreciation of the services of
the security Forces and the Police to defeat terrorism and bring peace
to the country is being carried out on the directions of Defence and
Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the ancient
city of Anuradapura.
The Chaithya, constructed at the historical site where the battle
between King Dutugemunu and King Elara took place, is 285 feet high and
255 feet in wide. When completed, this will be the fourth biggest
Chaithya in Sri Lanka. It is constructed at Anuradhapura (near to
southern entrance of Sri Maha Bhodi and opposite the Sarananda Pirivena).
The Sanda Hiru Stupa in Anuradhapura is the first Stupa to be
constructed to commemorate the dawn of peace to the motherland after the
elimination of of 30 years of terrorism.
The Sacred Relics obtained from several Buddhist temples throughout
the country will be enshrined at the Sanda Hiru Chaithya following the
system of relics enshrinement at the Ruwanweli Seya more than 60 years
A series of traditional ceremonies including Kapruka installation
will be followed by the chanting of Seth Pirith by the Maha Sangha from
November 15 to 22 at the Chaithya premises.
The relics will be placed inside a valuable gem donated by