The Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs says that all community services implemented to coincide with the state Veak Festival will continue, although the festival was canceled due to the pandemic. A short religious program will be held on the 24th at Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple, Colombo 2 under health protective measures. Secretary to the ministry Prof. Kapila Gunawardena has requested the public to celebrate Vesak Festival giving priority to religious aspects considering the present situation in the country.
- Airports will remain open despite travel restrictions
- Health authorities emphasize the need to follow health guidelines even after vaccination