The All Ceylon Buddhist Congress will hold the Vesak Festival
centering the ACBC building, Bauddhaloka Mawatha Colombo 7 and Gregerys
The ceremony will conclude with the Budhdhabhi Wandana cultural show
at Independence Square on May 8 at 7.30pm. The final programme will be
organized by the ACBC and the Prime Minister's office.
It will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister DM Jayaratne
and with the participation of ministers. The programme will be held
under the guidance of ACBC President Jagath Sumathipala.The Sil
programme will be held at the ACBC building from 6.00am to 6.00pm on
Vesak day. The sil programme will be telecast on the National Rupavahini
under the title Sadhaham Sevana.
Sacred relics from the ancient temple of Gedige in Kandy will be
exhibited from May 5 to 8 at the ACBC.
Lantern exhibition, pandal displays, art exhibitions and Bodu Bethi
Gee ceremonies will also be held.The Vesak Perehera organized by the
Sambodhi Viharaya in Colombo 7 will parade the streets on May 7.
Isipathanarama Maha Viharaya, Havelock Town
6 am Administering of Ata Sil by Ven Kihimbiye Wijitha Nayaka thera
6.45 am Offering of Kiripidu Dana and Buddha Pooja by Ven Waga
7.30 am Morning Dana
8 9 am Bhawana by Ven Pasgoda Sumiththa thera
9 10 am Dhammadesana by Ven Walpola Gothama thera
10 10.30 am Jathaka Desana by Ven Walasmulle Samitha thera
11 am Buddha Pooja by Ven Ransegoda Vineetha thera
11.30 am Offering Dana to sil devotees
1 pm Pirith chanting by Ven Walasmulle Samitha thera
2 3 pm - Dhammadesana by Ven Beragama Wimaladhamma thera
3 - 4 pm - Gilampasa Dana to Sil devotees by Sri Saranapala Daham Pasala
4 5 pm - Dhammadesana by Ven Mettaramaya Sumana thera
5.30 pm - Termination and renewal of sil
6.15 pm Atavisi Pooja and Sathsathi Pooja by Ven Habaratuwe
7.30 8.30 pm - Dhammadesana in English by Ven Tawatcha Surapanyo thera
A fried rice dansela organised by the residents of Boralugoda will be
held at Rukmal Terrace, Athurugiriya on May 6 from 11am to 2pm.
The maha Vesak bath dansela organised by the Pahala Imbulgoda Tharuna
Kela will be held at Pahala Imbulgoda, 14 Kanuwa on Vesak Poya day, May
5. This is the 27th annual dansela organised by the Pahala Imbulgoda