Tele Thorana at Sirasa Vesak Zone declared open by Ranil Wickremesinghe

Tele Thorana at Sirasa Vesak Zone declared open by Ranil Wickremesinghe

Written by Bella Dalima

16 May, 2014 | 9:04 pm

Today is the final day of the Sirasa Vesak Zone, organised to commemorate Vesak – the birth, enlightenment and attainment of Nirvana of Lord Buddha.

Devotees visiting the Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya have the opportunity to pay homage to the sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha, the sacred relics of twelve disciples and the sacred Agrashawaka relics of Sariyuth and Mugallan.

The Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya is sponsored by John Keells Holdings PLC. The venture is supported by S-Lon Lanka Private Limited.

Devotees have the opportunity to visit the Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya throughout the night.
The Tele Thorana at the Sirasa Vesak Zone was declared open by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe this evening.

A group including Executive Vice President of John Keells Holdings Waruna Rajapaksa, Spokesperson of John Keels Holdings Dileep Mudadeniya and group Directors of the Capital Maharaja organisation Limited, Senarath Kapukotuwa and Nedra Weerasinghe were also present at the occasion.

The Tele Thorana, a unique creation in view of the Sirasa Vesak Zone which stands 80 feet tall, and features the prominent Jataka stories of Mahasara and Seelava-Nagaraja.

Subsequently, the Dansala at the Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya was declared open by Executive Vice President of John keells Holdings, Waruna Rajapaksa.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe also paid homage to the sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha, the sacred Agrasahawaka relics of Sariyuth and Mugallan and the sacred relics of 12 Maharahath Theros.

 

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