2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi:
Ten thousand temple lands to be cultivated
government has drawn up a plan to launch an islandwide program to
cultivate 10,000 lands in temples throughout the country to mark the
2600 Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi. This program which is implemented under the
guidance of President Mahinda Rajapaksa will commence at the Wadduwa,
Pothupitiya temple, on April 23 at 10.00 am along with the Divi Neguma
By now the Buddhist Affairs Commissioner's Department has informed
all the temples to launch this programme at the same time. The
Department hopes to cultivate food crops under this programme. Buddhist
Affairs Commissioner General Chandraprema Gamage said that around 1000
acres will be cultivated at once under this programme.
The National Programme will be held under the guidance of Most Ven
Welimitiyawe Kusala Dhamma Thera, under the patronage of Prime Minister
D M Jayaratne and other Ministers.