A large group of children from the Dhamma School accompanied by their parents and several families visited the temple to commemorate the 68th Sri Lankan National Independence day celebration. Rev. Sooriyawewa Kusala Thera began the celebration by conducting the Five Precepts. Children and adults sung, Bhati Geeta and the National Anthum. Twelve year old Dhamma school Child Kavisha Widyarathna delivered a short speech based on the history and the significance of being a sovereign nation for all Sri Lankans. Ven. Sooriyawewa Kusala Thero., Dr. Himantha Cooray, and Mr. Haris Kodagoda were the other speakers. The celebrations ended with the evening Buddha Pooja, chanting of the Seth Pirith. The Maha Sangha blessed for a peaceful, prosperous and a united Sri Lanka.