The International Day of Vesak was celebrated at the UN premises in Nairobi with the participation of several Ambassadors and High Commissioners, senior UN officials and other dignitaries on 17 May 2011. The Buddhist Flag was jointly hoisted by H.E. Jayantha Dissanayake, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and Mr. Thawat Kwanchti Actg. Ambassador of the Royal Thai Embassy, before commencement of the function. The lighting of the traditional oil lamp was done with the participation of all Heads of Missions present and with the senior officials of UN including some members of the Sri Lanka Association.
දූත මණ්ඩල මාධ්ය නිවේදන
Against this background, the Buddha's message remains ever relevant", Dr Palitha Kohona.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria with association of Buddhist Temples of Thailand, China, and Myanmar, has organised series of events to commemorate the 2600th Anniversary of the Enlightenment of Lord Buddha ,the 2600th Sri Sambuhtdhathwa Jayanthi. The main celebration was held in the evening of Vesak day, 17th May 2011 at the Johannesburg Meditation Centre, highlighting the importance of Buddhist teachings and its relevance to day-to-day life under the theme “Let us Revitalize our Moral Life”.
Sinhala-Hindu New Year Celebrations were organised by the Sri Lankan Association of Kenya on 1st May 2011. The New Year celebrations were ceremonially declared open by H.E.. Jayantha Dissanayake, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Kenya after hoisting the National Flag and lighting the traditional oil lamp.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad celebrated the 2600th Sambuthdhatwa Jayanthi religious festival at the International Buddhist Center in Islamabad on 17 May 2011. Hon Federal Minister of Pakistan Mr ...
The Assistant Director General of UNESCO in charge of Education welcomed the efforts being made by Sri Lanka to establish a Teacher Development Institute in Sri Lanka which would serve as a hub for the region in catering to national needs while reaching out to countries in the region to support their teacher networks and strengthen their professional capacity.