Programmes are being held countrywide to mark the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi.
The opening of the Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi Mandiraya which would be the World’s largest Buddhist Publication and Information Centre will take place under the patronage of President Rajapaksa on Sunday. 16 commentary books so far being recovered and the Sinhala–Pali Dictionary will be presented to the President on this occasion. These details surfaced at a media briefing in Colombo today. It was attended by ITN Chairman Rosmand Senaratne and Architect of the Bauddha Mandiraya Ravindra Dulip Perera.
In the meantime children of Carlton Preschool join in commemorating the Sambuddhatva Jayanthi. A Wesak festival of the Hambantota District Carlton Preschool Group was held today. First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. A Dansela was held with the participation of the Preschool children at Walasmulla and Weeraketiya. A pandol was put up by the children of the Ranna Preschool. Alms were offered to devotees at the Ranna Preschool.