October and November 2019 – Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I was extremely honoured for the opportunity given to renovate and repaint the Vasana Bodhi Prakaraya (over 300 years old) in Natha Devale by Maha Thera. Natha Devaleya is said to have been in existence even before the Tooth Relic was brought to Kandy. The oldest extant structure in Kandy, it is said to have been built by King Vikramabahu III in the 14th century.
Special merits to my friend Imalka and his family of Lime Grove Rest in Kandy for helping me out with his maintenance crew for the task and even taking care of one day’s wages for them.