Buddha statues to be donated to Lankan embassies
The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau will present Buddha statues
to Sri Lankan embassies all over the world. This will be done to mark
the 2600th Sambuddathva Jayanthi commemoration programme. Sri Lanka
Foreign Employment Bureau chairman Kingsley Ranawaka has begun to gather
information in this regard while details from 50 Sri Lankan Foreign
Embassies have already been collected.
Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau plans to place the Buddha statues
at the Sri Lankan Foreign Embassies premises.
"Through this programme, the Sri Lankan Embassy premises can be
created as places of worship for all Buddhists," he said.
The Buddha statues which they hope to provide will be created in the
form of Samadi Mudra statues. Ranawaka has directed officials to
distribute the Buddha statues to the embassies after holding rituals,
customs and other offerings.
The Bureau has already sent around 10 Buddha statues to Sri Lankan