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Saranath Jambudweepa Sri Lanka Viharaya

Pinkama in memory of clergy and devotees

The annual Founders Day and asheervada pooja orgnaised by the Saranath Jambudweepa Sri Lanka Viharaya in Benares, India, will be held at the viharaya on March 7 and 8.

This is the first time that a pinkama of this nature has been organised in India in memory of the late Sri Lankan laity and clergy involved in sasana and social service in India and devotees who died while on pilgrimage in India.

Sri Lanka Mahabodhi Society President Ven. Banagala Upatissa Nayaka Thera, Indian Mahabodhi Society Lekakadhikari and Administrator Ven. Pelawatte Seevali Thera, Indian Mahabodhi Society General Secretary Ven. Rukmalpitiye Saddhaloka Nayaka Thera, Maha Mahinda International Dhammaduta Society Executive President Ven. Medagama Nandawansa Nayaka Thera and Japan - Sri Lanka Cultural Foundation General Secretary Ven. Halwitigala Assaji Bhavateeya Chief Sanghanayake Thera will participate in this ceremony while Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi Nayaka Thera will attend the pinkama representing Sri Lanka.

A spokesman for the organisers said this pinkama launched on a concept of Jambudweepa Sri Lanka Bauddha Viharadhipati Ven. Dr. Kahawatte Sumedha Thera will continue as an annual event in future.


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