Establishment of a Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Israel.

Establishment of a Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Israel.


The Embassy participated in the inauguration of the first ever Sri Lankan Buddhist temple which was established at the premises of a high rise apartment complex in the greater Tel Aviv area. The Buddhist temple headed by Ven. Karavilakotuwe Dhammathilaka Thero, the chief incumbent will now cater to the spiritual needs of the approx. 7000 Sri Lankan community in Israel. 


In keeping with the religious sensitivities in Israel, the inaugural event was carried out on a low scale without much publicity.

Ven. Dhammathilaka Thero and Mr. Sarath Wijesinghe, the Ambassador jointly oversaw the arrangements to ensure the establishment of the temple which is a historic landmark event since it is the first time that a Sri Lankan Buddhist temple has been established since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two States.

The present premises will serve as a temporary temple until a spacious venue is located for the convenience of the Sri Lankan community. Pictures below show the religious observances that took place at the opening ceremony.

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