Bodhi Pooja for Thai cave boys in Gangarama Temple
A Bodhi Pooja was held at the Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple this evening to invoke blessings on 12 Thai boys and their coach who was rescued from a cave in they had been trapped in for 17 days. Religious observances were also held in memory of an army officer who was killed in the effort to rescue the boys.
The religious observances were held on the advice of Chief Incumbent of the Gangarama Temple Venerable Galaboda Gnanissara Thera. Venerable Dr. Kirinde Assaji Thera conducted the religious observances. A group of officials from the Thai Embassy in Colombo including Thai Ambassador Ms. Chulamanee Chartsuwan also participated in the ceremony.