National Vesak Week will begin today. All arrangements have been finalized to hold the State Vesak Festival- 2019 at the Thotagama Ranpath Viiharaya in Galle under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday and Saturday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will also participate.
This year’s Vesak festival aims to create a society of wise Buddhists making the village temple as the center of spiritual development in order to realize the sustainable goals of development. 50 million rupees will be allocated for the development activities of the 200 Dhamma schools and 85 temples.
The Buddha Sasana Ministry says that many programs will be held centering the Vihara during the Vesak Week.