Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Celebration at Sri Lanka Embassy, Jordan


2600th Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi celebration was held at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Jordan on Wesak Full Moon day with the participation of nearly one thousand devotees. At the beginning of the programme, the Ambassador Dr. Mohottala in his welcome speech recollected the feelings he had on Esala Full Moon day 2006.   It was the first occasion ever a Buddhist monk stepped into the Embassy, for that matter to Jordan, to conduct a religious programme and it was again the first social and religious gathering at the Embassy since assumption of his duties as the Ambassador. Ambassador in his speech further said how happy he was to invite      Ven. Dodampahala Rahula Thero who conducted the very first Dhamma Sermon in this Embassy in 2006, for Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi programme as well.


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Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi Celebration in Ottawa, Canada

The 2600th Anniversary of Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi was celebrated by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, together with the Sri Lankan expatriate community at the official residence of the High Commissioner.

To mark the event, the High Commissioner and the staff organized a “Pirith Chanting Ceremony” followed by an ‘alms giving’ to the Buddhist priests of the three Sri Lankan temples in Ottawa on 16th May and 17th May 2011. Dhamma sermons were conducted by Venerable Panditha Brahmanagama Muditha Thero, Chief Incumbent of the Buddhist Congress of Canada (Hilda Jayewardenaramaya), Venerable Kekanadure Hemalankara Thero of the Theravada Buddhist Centre and Venerable Dr. Walasmulle Siri Sumana Thero, Chief Incumbent of Ottawa Buddhist Vihara.

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