A ‘palawela pooja’ was held at the historic Somawathi Chaithya on January 16 under the patronage of Minister Daya Gamage.

The pooja, dubbed ‘Amawessa,’ was conducted by Chief Incumbent of the Somawathi Raja Maha Viharaya, Ven. Pahamune Sumangala Thera. It was attended by devotees from many areas of the island.

The right tooth relic of the Lord Buddha is enshrined at the Somawathi Chaithya.