The Vidyalankara Pirivena located in Peliyagoda commemorates its 135th anniversary.
A commemoration ceremony was presided by the Ven. Tirikunamalaye Ananda Anunayake Thera. It was held under the guidance of Chief Incumbent of the Vidyalankara Pirivena, the Ven. Velamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Thera. Several monks were honoured for their social services and the uplift of the Sasana. Honorary titles were conferred on the Ven. Dr. Pannila Ananda Thera, the Ven. Walpola Piyananda Thera , Chief Sanganayake of the United States, the Ven. Pahalagama Somaratana Thera, Chief Sangananake of Britain and the Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Thera. Dr. W.A. Abeysinghe was also conferred an honorary award. The commemoration ceremony is being held at the Vidyalankara Pirivena for five days. Deputy Ministers M.K.D.S. Gunawardena and Geethanjana Gunawardena were present on this occasion.