General Shavendra Silva, the Chief of Defense Staff, was conferred with the honorary title ‘Mahamanya Prathapadhi-keshwara’ by the Asgiri Maha Vihara.

That was in recognition of his services to the country, nation and religion in a period spanning several decades.

Mahanayake of the Chapter, Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera handed over the title in Kandy.