A special Hindu religious meeting has been held in Kataragama. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne was the chief guest on the occasion.
The programme was launched to create harmony amongst all religions in view of the 2600 Sambuddha Jayanthi. Priests representing all Hindu temples in the Monaragala District were present. Financial donations were also made for Hindu places of worship and Hindu religious schools. Deputy Minister M.K.D.S. Gunawardena and Chief Minister of the Uva Province Shashindra Rajapaksa also participated in the occasion.