Sirasa John Keells International Vesak Zone: Sacred Relics arrive in Colombo

Sirasa John Keells International Vesak Zone: Sacred Relics arrive in Colombo

Sirasa John Keells International Vesak Zone: Sacred Relics arrive in Colombo

Written by Staff Writer

09 May, 2017 | 9:51 pm

Tuesday, April 9 – The sacred relics of the Maha-rahath theros arrived in Colombo today. The relics will be placed in a special enclosure at the ‘Sirasa John Keells International Vesak Zone’ which will begin tomorrow, May 10.

The procession carrying the sacred relics commenced its journey from the Yakkala Sri Salila-Dassanarama Temple on Tuesday morning, and reached the Kirillawala town. A special religious observance took place at the Pahala Imbulgoda Vijayawardana Sri Maha Vihara.

The procession continued to Kadawatha town afterwards. A floral tribute -sponsored by a collective of businessmen from Kadawatha- were released from a helicopter while another special pooja was performed in the town.

“… It feels like we are in the presence of Lord Buddha. We will never forget this…”, said a devotee present at the occasion.

The International Vesak Zone will feature Dansalas, devotional songs, puppet shows and a special parade organised by the Sri Lanka Navy.

Adding more colour to the Vesak Zone is a Pandol depicting the Kundala-Kesi Jathaka Story. The Pandol has been created with the use of over 200,000 light bulbs.

Latest News

Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]