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Dhamma School Day commemorated

Aug 4, 2010 4:44:36 AM - itnnews.lk

The All Ceylon Dhamma School Day is commemorated. It was the 115th Commemoration.

The Buddhist Affairs Department of the Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs Ministry organized the commemoration. A notable feature was the holding of the Dhamma School Day National Ceremony at the Weliwatta Wijayananda Pirivena Vihara in Galle where the first Dhamma School originated. Minister Piyasena Gamage paid floral tributes to Sir Henry Steel Olcott who was instrumental in the launching of the Dhamma Schools. Justices of Peace appointments were handed over to Dhamma School teachers who had discharged a continuous service in providing Dhamma education to children for more than 25 years. Scholarships were awarded to 51 Dhamma schools students of Trincomalee District. Southern Province Governor Kumari Balasuriya and Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal de Silva were among those present.