The Uttareethara Sanga Consultant Sabawa for the Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India has requested the Maha Sangha to recite the ‘Rathana Sutta’ in every temple in the country on Saturday 1 May with minimum participants for the benefit of the affected Indian citizens, all the people in the world and all Sri Lankans in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Issuing a press release, the Uttareethara Sanga Consultant Sabawa, including Ven. Dr. Niyangoda Wijithasiri Anunayaka Thero, said that not only our neighbour country but the entire world was facing a severe crisis due to the epidemic. In such a backdrop, the ‘Rathana Sutta’ is being chanted at many temples in the island, wishing all the people of the world protection from the COVID-19.
Members of the Uttareethara Sanga Consultant Sabawa for the Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India are Ven. Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Mahanayake Thero, Ven. Thrikunamale Ananda Maha Nayaka Thero, Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula Anunayake Thero, Ven. Nadagamuwe Wijayamaithree Anunayaka Thero, Ven. Prof. Madagama Nandhawansa Nayaka Thero, Ven. Balangoda Sobitha Thero, Ven. Thubulle Seelakkanda Thero, Ven. Dr. Ittademaliye Indasara Thero, Ven. Pallegama Hemaratana Nayaka Thero, Ven. Dr. Walpola Piyananda Nayaka Thero Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhita Nayaka Thero, Ven. Kanaththegoda Saddhaarathana Thero, Ven. Dr. Godagama Mangala Thero, Ven. Muruddeneye Dhammarathana Thero, Ven. Prof. Medagampitiye Wijithadhamma Thero, Ven. Dr. Kirinde Assaji Thero, Ven. Vitharandeniya Nanda Thero and Ven. Pannila Ananda Nayaka Thero.