Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* In Pictures: Sri Lankan President participates in Poson activities
Fri, Jun 13, 2014, 01:03 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 12, Anuradhapura: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated in several religious activities in Anuradhapura Thursday (June 12) before he left for Bolivia.

Several religious activities were held under the patronage of the President in Anuradhapura including enshrining precious objects in the Sandagiri Seya today. He paid homage to the most sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura this morning.

President participated in alms giving (Dan Salas) and also gifted books to school children.

President also inspected the development activities taking place at the Gal Vihara sacred land in Polonnaruwa instructing the officials to beautify the place while protecting archeologically significant places and preserving environment.

He later declared open the Mihinthale Aloka Pujawa.

Thousands of Buddhist devotees observed Poson festivities at Buddhist temples countrywide today to mark the arrival of Arahath Mahinda with the message of Buddhism to Sri Lanka.

Dana, Seela and meditation programs are being conducted at all temples including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Mihinthale, Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kalutara Bodhi, Sithulpawwa, Kataragama Kiri Vehera, Bellanvila and Kelaniya.

(Photos by Nalin Hewapathirana and Nishanka de Silva)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Pope names special envoy to represent him at Bishops' conference in Sri Lanka in November
-- [1 hour and 4 minutes ago]
A Code of Ethics for Sri Lanka Provincial Councilors
Sri Lanka Navy and Police seize over 77 kg of Kerala Cannabis
Sri Lankan team to leave for India tomorrow for hi-tech rubber industry training
Sri Lankan capital Colombo is 4th Fastest-Growing Destination City in the world
Tamils in Northern Sri Lanka stage mass protest demanding speedy solutions to their issues
Political transition in Sri Lanka brought about crucial peacebuilding opportunities - FM
Meeriyabedda landslide displaced families to get 75 new Army-built houses before Deepavali
Jathika Hela Urumaya holds national convention today
Merchant Shipping sinks new Sri Lankan luxury yacht fleet even before it sails

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.