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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 6.06 GMT

President attends at Vesak celebrations


President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (May 14) opened several Vesak pandols, lanterns and dansalas in Colombo to mark the most important Buddhist festival.

The President worshipped the golden vase, included the relics of Seewali Maha Rahath Thero, which was on display in a golden casket at the Sri Sambodhi temple, Colombo. He also offered gilanpasa (the food & drinks for the Bhikkus) to seven golden Buddha statues, brought from Thailand.

The R. I. T Allas commemoration building at Sri Sambodhi temple also was opened by the President. Then he opened the newly built golden fence and placed a gem-studded ornament on it. The Vesak celebrations of Sri Sambuddha temple was also declared open by the President.

President Rajapaksa then inaugurated the Diyawanna Vesak Zone organized under a concept of Rev. Elle Gunawansa Thero. The President offered flowers to Palamthota Buddha statue and lighted lanterns of the Vesak zone.

The President, then visited All Island Buddhist Association Centre and worshipped the relics of Buddha at Asgiri Rajamaha Vihara. He inaugurated Bauddhaloka Vesak pandol at then Centre.

President Rajapaksa also opened the Vesak pandol and the dansala organized by the trade union of Manin Market, Pettah






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