A Vesak lantern competition organized by the Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs Ministry with the Colombo Municipal Council for the 13th consecutive year will be held at the Town Hall grounds from May 27 to 30. The first, second and third prize winners will receive Rs 200,000, Rs 100,000 and Rs 50,000. Those placed fourth to 10 will receive Rs 25,000 each. All other participants will receive Rs 2,500.
Two categories will be held for the Vesak lantern competition. They are the open competition and lanterns made with local material. Prizes will be awarded to winners in both categories.
Around 15 Vesak programs will be held under the 13th National Vesak Ceremony from May 24 to 30.
Children’s Dhamma Art Competition, blood donation, Dhamma Desana, meditation, exhibition of Vesak illuminations and Bhakthi Gee will also be held.