More programmes are underway to mark the 2600th Sambuddhatva Janayanthi.
A 203 foot high Samadhi Buddha statue is planned for construction at the Sudharmarama Maha Vihare along Kandy Road at Biyagama. A special discussion was held at the Vihare under the patronage of Deputy Minister Dulip Wijesekera. The Chief Incumbent the Ven. Beligala Amarasiri Thera said that their intention was to complete the construction within three years. It is estimated to cost 50 million rupees.