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President to inaugurate State Vesak festival


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The State Vesak Festival 2019 will commence today at the Telwatte Purana Rathpath Raja Maha Vihara in Hikkaduwa under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs Gamini Jayawickrama Perera engaged in an inspection tour to observe preparations for Vesak celebrations. Ministers Vajira Abeywardena and Gayantha Karunathilaka and senior Government officials accompanied Minister Perera on the inspection tour.In parallel to the Vesak Festival, new buildings will be constructed in 200 Dhamma schools in Galle District at a cost of Rs. 17 million. The Armed Forces, along with the Department of Archaeology, has finished all the necessary arrangements to hold the State Vesak Festival. A special security program jointly organised by the Police in collaboration with the Armed Forces will be in place.

The State Vesak Festival will be held today and tomorrow at the Telwatte Purana Rathpath Raja Maha Vihara.

 


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