The meritorious task of adornment of the crest gem on the LankaramayaDagaba at Anuradhapura was held with great festivity under the guidance of Ven. RalapanaweDhammajothi Nayaka Thero on the 10.06.2013 with the participation of Atamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. PallegamaSiriniwasa Nayaka Thero and other dignitaries.
LankaramaDagaba has been built during 89-77 BC by King Walagamba. Within a short period of the king coming to the power for the first time, a Dravidian invader has fought with the king and ceased the throne. To make it easier for the king to flee the enemies, his queen Soma (Lanka Devi) has got off the horse carriage at this place which was called 'Galhebekada', according to the chronicles. Because of the esteemed sacrifice made by this great queen Lanka Devi for the benefit of the country, the king managed to escape.However, the pregnant queen was captured by the enemies.