Memorial hall opening on August 4 | Daily News

Bellanwila Temple:

Memorial hall opening on August 4

A memorial hall to commemorate pioneer of the Bellanwila Esala festival, the late Incumbent, Ven. Bellanwila Sri Somaratana Nayake Thera and the late Chief Incumbent of the Bellanwila Temple, Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Anunayake Thera will be opened on August 4 at the temple premises in line with the 69th annual Bellanwila Esala Perahera festival this year.

Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya Chief Incumbent Dr. Bellanwila Dhammaratana Nayake Thera said the new memorial hall will have facilitaties for daily meditation as well.

Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter, Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Maha Nayake Thera, Supreme Leader of the Theravada Council of Indonesia, Ven. Panyawaro Thera, President Maithripala Sirisena, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, and other religious leaders and government officers will participate in theopening ceremony.

The precursor to the Esala festival, a series of commemorative Dhamma orations in memory of the late Incumbent, Ven. Bellanwila Sri Somaratana Nayake Thera and the late Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Anunayake Thera, will be held for three consecutive days, on August 8, 9 and 10, at the temple premises.


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