As the arrow went in search of its unseen quarry at lightning speed
in the stillness of the jungles around a massive rock, the ruling
monarch of an island in the Indian Ocean barely heard someone
calling his name. No one dared to call his name - they called him
Your Majesty, prostrating themselves before him. But not this time.
The ceremonial opening of the Kotmale Mahaweli Maha Seya (Pagoda)
will take place tomorrow (June 20) at 2 p.m. in the presence of
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe. The Stupa then becomes the second largest stupa in
Sri Lanka, after the Ruwanweliseya in Anuradhapura. It will also be
one of the greatest architectural achievements of Sri Lankan
engineers of the 21st century.