Written by Staff Writer
14 May, 2014 | 8:35 pm
The Sirasa Vesak Zone organised to commemorate the Vesak Poya Day and the birth, enlightenment and attainment of Nirvana or the three stages of the Lord Buddha’s life, was declared open on Wednesday amid much pomp and ceremony.
The Sirasa Vesak Zone is sponsored by John Keells Holdings PLC this year. S-Lon Lanka Private Limited is also supporting this venture.
One of the main features of the Sirasa Vesak Zone this year is the Tele Thorana which was launched at the auspicious time this evening.
The Tele Thorana was ceremonially launched by the Chairman and CEO of John Keells Holdings PLC, Susantha Ratnayake.
The Tele Thorana which is a unique creation in view of the Sirasa Vesak Zone features the prominent Jataka stories of Mahasara and Seelavanagaraja.
The Tele Thorana also features the stories of Saripuththa and Moggallana, considered to be among Lord Buddha’s closes disciples and the story of Angulimala Maharahath Thera.
The Sirasa Vesak Zone also features an exposition of sacred relics of Lord Buddha and 12 disciples which journeyed to Colombo in procession from the Yatihalagala Raja Maha Viharaya and the relics of Saripuththa and Moggallana Maharahath theros, which journeyed in procession from the Agrashawaka Mahabodhi Viharaya in Maradana.
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