Galayaye Piyadassi Sangha Nayaka Thero
arranged a programme for devotees to observe
Sil at the Temple on Sunday 22ndMay
2016. The Sangha Nayaka Thero, Ven.
Handupelpola Mahinda Nayaka Thero, Ven.
Waskaduwe Subodhi Thero, Ven. Nepale Sumana
Thero, Ven. Galayaye Dhammadassi Thero, Dr
Senevi Athurupana and Ms Harshini Perera led
various sessions – puja, meditation, dhamma
talks and dhamma discussion during the day.
The evening dharmanusasanawa was delivered
by Ven. Dr Kabalawe Sirisumana Thero.
The choir of the Dhamma
School sang Vesak Bakthi Geetha after the
Pujava, in the new extension of the SSIBC,
which was decorated with colourful Vesak
Lanterns, made by the students of the Sri
Saddhatissa Dhamma School for the Vesak
Lantern making contest. The large crowds and
the noise they generated reminded one, of
the Sri Lankan scene on a Vesak night with
Dansalas and the “CAROL” cart touring the
streets of Kandy and Colombo.
Devotees of the SSIBC hosted
a Rice Dansala afterwards.
Venerable Nepal Sumana Thero,
Principal, arranged the Dhamma School Vesak
Sil programme on Saturday 21 May 2016 under
the auspices of Aggamahapandita Venerable
Galayaye Piyadasi Sangha Nayaka Thero. The
Chief guest was Mrs Purnima Gunasekera,
Second Secretary of the High Commission of
Sri Lanka. Nearly 200 children participated
together with parents. A day long programme
for children with religious observations and
presentations were the highlight of the day.
The Sri Lanka YMBA Dhamma Certificates were
presented to the successful pupils of the
Sri Saddhatissa School Children at this