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Wesak commemorations continue

May 28, 2010 11:11:38 AM - itnnews.lk

Many Pandals and lanterns are on display commemorating Wesak, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Lord Buddha.

The opening of the Wesak Zone at the Sambodhi Vihare in Colombo 07 took place under the patronage of Army Chief Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasooriya and Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe yesterday. The Wesak Zone has been set up under the guidance of the Chief incumbent of the Vihare the Ven. Daranagama Kusaladhamma thera.

The Pandol of the Nawaloka Group of Companies is organized for the 54th occasion. It is on display at the Peliyagoda Junction.

The display of relics of Seriyuth Mugalan Agrasravaka is in progress at the Mahabodhi Vihare at Maligakande. It will conclude at 10 o’clock tonight. The display commended under the patronage of the Ven. Banagala Upatissa thera.

The Ranaviru Bakthigee recital was held opposite the Northern entrance to the Ruwanweliseya. It was organized by the Sri Lanka Military Police Serice Force. It was held under the patronage of the Wanni Commander Major General Kamal Gunaratne and Commanding Officer of the Sri Lanka Military Service Regiment E.K.J.K.Wijesiri.