Commander of the Navy pays homage to Sacred Tooth Relic and calls on Mahanayakes of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters to receive blessings

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy on 25th August 2017 and called on the Mahanayakes of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters to receive their blessings on his new appointment. The Navy Commander was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Thiruni Sinniah and several senior naval officers.

The Navy Commander first visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa. He was received by the Diyawadana Nilame, Mr. Prdeep Nilanga Dela. The Commander placed his signature in the visitors’ book and presented the Diyawadana Nilame a special memento after cordial discussions.
Thereafter, he called on the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter, the Most Venerable Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera and the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter, the Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera to receive their blessings.

The Mahanayakes invoked the blessings of the Triple Gem on the new Navy Commander and delivered Anushasanas wishing him strength and courage to carry out the duties entrusted to him. The Navy Commander, paying obeisance to the Mahanayakes, offered them Atapirikaras and expressed his heart-felt gratitude for their wise counsel.