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Vesak celebrations in Canberra

Vesak was celebrated at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra on Sunday 29 April with the participation of Sri Lankan community and Australian officials. The celebrations commenced with the invoking of blessings and chanting of pirith by the resident Venerable Theros of the Sri Lanka Buddhist VIhara in Canberra, followed by a short Anusasana an...


Sinhala and Hindu New year celebrated in Jeddah

The Sinhala and Hindu New year was celebrated at the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah on 20 April 2018 at the Consulate premises in grand style with the participation of over 400 Sri Lankan expatriates. The New Year celebration was jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Consulate and the Sri Lankan Expatriate Society.  The celebrations...


Celebration of Vesak at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tel Aviv, Israel


The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Israel organized a Vesak Day Programme at the Embassy premises on 29 April 2018 with the participation of the Sri Lankan community living in Israel.

At the invitation of the Embassy, Venerable Sukhito Thero and Venerable Pannanando Thero visited the Embassy and invoked the blessings of the Noble Triple Gem on this very...


Sri Lanka highlights peacebuilding initiatives at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in New York

Speaking at the High Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, held at the United Nations Headquarters from 24 – 26 April 2018, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rohan Perera highlighted the initiatives undertaken by the Government of Sri Lanka on reconciliation and peacebuilding in the c...


President’s Vesak Day Message

Vesak Message

The Buddhists all over the world celebrate the Vesak Festival with much religious fervour and enthusiasm to commemorate the important events that took place in the life of Gauthama Buddha on this day, namely the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, Siddharta Gautam’s supreme attainment of Buddhahood and the Mahaparinibbana. The Buddha’s


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