Letchworth Buddhist Temple (BCCL) celebrated
the Sri Lankan national Independence Day at
St. Michaels Church Hall, Broadway,
Letchworth Garden City, Letchworth. Rev.
Dediyawala Wimala Thera began the
celebration by conducting the Five Precepts.
A large group of children from the Dhamma
class accompanied by their parents and
several families attended. Two students from
the Dhamma school Kavisha Widyarathna &
Netmi Naulle delivered short speeches in
Sinhala and English based on the history and
the significance of being a sovereign nation
for all Sri Lankans. Rev. Sooriyawewa Kusala
Thera. Mr Rusiru Kotalawala & Mr. Haris
Kodagoda were the other speakers. Children
and adults sang Bhakti Gee and the National
Anthum with the guidance of Mr. Prasaj de
Silva. Mr. and Mrs. Kotalawala and his
family and friends provided refreshments.
The celebrations ended with the blessings
from the Maha Sangha, for a peaceful
prosperous and a united Sri Lanka.