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Vesak celebrated in Amman with a religious programme and an interfaith dialogue


Vesak was celebrated at the premises of the Embassy of Sri Lanka  in Amman, Jordan on 29 of April 2018 with a full day programme.  

The programme included the observance of Ata Sil, Dhamma sermons, meditation sessions, and a Dansela. The Embassy had been decorated to create the Vesak festive atmosphere.

Hundreds of devotees who attended the...


High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria marks the Day of Vesak

Vesak, the most significant day in the calendar of Buddhists worldwide, was celebrated in a predominantly religious manner, at the Chancery premises of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria. The religious rites were conducted by the Chief monk of  the Johannesburg Meditation Centre who delivered a sermon on the importance of Vesak Day,...


Special Screening of an Episode of the TV Serial ‘Made in Chelsea’ at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosted a special screening on 02 May 2018 of an episode of the popular TV serial ‘Made in Chelsea,’ which was filmed in Sri Lanka. The event was attended by a number of travel journalists, including the Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, representatives of Shangri-La Hotels, Massey Partnership,...


The myth of inferiority attributed to women over centuries must be dispelled, Sri Lanka urges the UN Expert Forum in Geneva


Addressing experts, Governments, and other participants at the Intersessional Expert Meeting on the full enjoyment of human rights by all women and girls and the systematic mainstreaming of gender perspective into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in...


Vesak celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Yangon

Vesak Day was celebrated at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Yangon on 29 April 2018 under the patronage of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Myanmar, and with the participation of the Sri Lankan community living in Myanmar and the Embassy staff. Around 100 devotees attended the celebrations.

The celebrations commenced in the morning of 29th April, with a...


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