On arrival at the Church, he was received by Most Rev Emanuel Ferdinando, Bishop of Mannar and the management clergy of the Madu Church. The religious services were conducted by Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.

President Sirisena, after receiving blessings, discussed the development activities of this sacred church. A memento was presented to the President, who in turn presented a souvenir to the Church. He also exchanged pleasantries with the large gathering of devotees from different communities.