AMBASADOR JALIYA WICKRAMASURIYA ATTENDS SPECIAL RELIGIOUS SERVICES IN GREATER WASHINGTON AREA

July 31, 2008 at 5:36 am

Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya visited places of worship in Greater Washington to participate in religious activities and met with religious dignitaries representing the Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths. At the services, the Ambassador received prayers and blessings from Ven. Maharagama Dhammasiri Nayaka of the Washington Buddhist Vihara, Ven. Katugastota Uparathana of the International Buddhist Center in Maryland, Shri Vishweswaran and Shri Muralithar Sharma of the Murugan Temple of North America, Sri Sivanathakuru S Kurukkal of the Vishnu Temple, Dr. Abdullah Muhhamad Khouj of Islamic Center of Washington DC and Rev. Fr. Cliffs of the Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate in Washington DC.


At the Washington Buddhist Vihara Ambassador participated in special religious services. Services were conducted by Chief incumbent
Ven. Maharagama Dhammasiri Nayaka Thero.


At the the International Buddhist Center in Wheaton, Maryland. Special services were conducted by Ven. Katugastota Uparathana,
Chief Incumbent.


The priests of Murugan Temple of North America, Shri Vishweswaran and Shri Muralithar Sharma offered prayers and
invoked divine blessings.

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The priest of Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland, Sri Sivanathakuru S Kurukkal offered prayers and invoked divine blessings.


The Ambassador was warmly welcomed by Imman of the Islamic Center Dr. Abdullah Muhhamad Khouj and members
of the Muslim community
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The Ambassador met with Rev. Fr. Cliffs from the Theological College of Catholic University and the Sri Lankan Catholic community at the Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate in Washington DC.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington DC
USA

31 July 2008