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* In Pictures: Sri Lanka celebrates Vesak, President opens Diyawanna Vesak Zone
Wed, May 14, 2014, 11:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka is celebrating the Vesak, the triple noble events of the Lord Buddha's life, today across the island in grandeur.

The entire country is illuminated with colorful lanterns and Pandals depicting stories of Buddha's life while thousands have thronged to the capital Colombo to observe the decorations.

Special Vesak zones are being held in Colombo and several other places. Pandals, Bhakthi Ghee recitals, Buddhist dramas and dansals (alms giving stalls) are being held in these Vesak zones.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today opened the Diyawanna Vesak Zone near the Diyawanna Oya in Battaramulla, a suburb of Colombo with the participation of Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera and Defense and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Nearly 100 Vesak Lanterns are lighted up within the Vesak Zone.

In Colombo, the Peliyagoda Nawaloka pandal has been erected for the 58th time this year and the Dematagoda pandal has been erected for the 40th time. Colorful pandals have also been erected at Grandpass, Gangaramaya Viharaya, Temple Trees, Galle Face and Pettah.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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