Peterites walk for the chapel
A walk to raise funds for the chapel of St Peter's College, Colombo
will be held on May 13.
The walk will also see old boys from the quadrangular schools, namely
St Anthony's, St Benedict's and St Joseph's joining in solidarity with
their Peterite brethren.
The day's programme will start with Holy Mass at 7.30 am
concelebrated by the Old Boys' Union patron, St Peter's College Rector
Rev Fr Travis Gabriel, together with old Peterite priests and the priest
community in College.
Participation at the walk will be through the purchase of T-shirts
which are on sale at the Old Boys' Union Lounge and at the gym. There
will be caps and other memorabilia for sale.
The route for the walk will be - starting from St Peter's to
Wellawatte, turn back at the traffic lights and walk to Dickman's Road
junction and return to college.
The annual Vesak dansela organised by the Veyangoda Railway Station
will be held on May 5,6 and 7 at the Veyangoda Railway Station.
A Vesak lantern competition, Bakthi Gee ceremony, Buddhist drama and
films, kavi bana desana, dharma desana, soft drinks and herbal drinks
will be provided free.
Spectacles will be provided for the needy. A bull destined for
slaughter will also be released.
The religious committee of the Veyangoda Railway Station, Passenger's
Welfare Society and Traders' Association is organising the activities.
Monetary awards will be presented to winners. Contact 0723591698.
The ice cream dansela organised for the second consecutive year by
Colombo City Hotels (Pvt) Ltd will be held today at 6pm at no 33, Canal
Row, Fort, Colombo 1.
The Vesak pandal depicting Vidula Jathakaya by Kopparawatta Youth
Organisation, Matara will be on display for the 18th consecutive year.
The Vesak dansela by Otters Aquaitc Club will be held at the club
premises tomorrow at 6pm.
This is organised by members Anu Jayasinghe and Paul Cooray.
Largest Buddhist flag
The Isipathanaramaya temple of Vevala, Bokkaavala, Pujapitiya is
making the largest Buddhist flag in the world. The flag will be 200 feet
long and 100 feet wide.
Presently, the largest Buddhist flag is in Thailand. It is created
with 9,000 square feet of cloth.
The Buddhist Cultural Centre will publish a Pali-Sinhala dictionary
comprising 26,000 words to mark Vesak, Centre Director Ven Kirama
Wimalajothi Thera said. The centre will establish an organization to
discuss issues of the Buddhasasana in keeping with the Vesak ceremony,
the thera said.
Son clubs father
A teenage boy clubbed his drunken father for assaulting his mother,
and ran away from home.
The father who sustained head injuries, was admitted to the Dambulla
base hospital while his wife was also hospitalized to the same hospital
They are residents of the Dambulla Yapagama area.