Chief Prelate of the Mihintale Rajamaha Viharaya: Venerable Walawa-Henguna-Wewe Dhamma-rathana Thera says, the President and the Prime Minister will receive the respects and admiration of the international Buddhist community, for the decision to commemorate the ‘Attainment of Pari-nirwana of Arahath Mahinda’, as a national festival.
The Thera states, the future tasks include:
– declaring Mihintale as a national heritage,
– holding the Mihintale Mihidu Maha Perahera as a national state festival,
– declaring Poson a state festival
– declaring the ‘Pura Atawaka Poya’ of the month of ‘Vap’, a national holiday to commemorate the Attainment of Pari-nirwana of Arahath Mahinda.
The Thera added, from the 4th to the 6th of October 2019, a number of Pinkam will be arranged at the Mihintale Sacred Site. The President and the Prime Minister are also due to participate in the Pinkam.