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Vesak commemorated at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 12 May 2017 18:33
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Vesak which marks the Birth, Enlightenment and the Parinirvana of the Buddha, was commemorated at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London with a Pirith chanting ceremony on 09 May 2017 followed by a Heel Daana the following day.

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Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero, Chief Sanganayake of Great Britain presided over the religious ceremonies. Buddhist monks representing all the Sri Lankan Buddhist temples in the UK participated at the event while many members of the Sri Lankan community living in and around London were present at the Vesak celebrations.

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This year, Sri Lanka will host the United Nations Day of Vesak thus taking Vesak commemoration to a global dimension. The highlight of the celebrations will be the symposium organized at the BMICH, Colombo from 12-13 May 2017 with the participation of over 750 delegates from around the world, including several world leaders.

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