A ceremony has been held to mark the 41st death anniversary of Dona Dandina Samarasinghe, the mother of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The event, held at the DA Rajapaksa Conference Hall in Embilipitiya, was organized by Embilipitiya Urban Councilor Ruwan Pathirana.
This is the 5th commemoration he has organised in memory of the late Mrs. Samarasinghe.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Mr. Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Minister of State – Janaka Wakkumbura, Lohan Ratwatte and Mohan Samaranayake were also present at the occasion.
The keynote address was delivered by Chief Prelate of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya in Southern Sri Lanka – Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thero. Minister Chamal Rajapaksa and Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa paid floral tributes.
Simultaneously, the Embilipitiya Concrete Yard Road was carpeted and renamed as “Dona Dandina Rapaksha Mawatha”.