As you may be aware, H.E. the President on 05th January 2019 at the Aluvihara Temple in Matale has announced the declaration of Thripitaka to be a national heritage of Sri Lanka. Moreover, arrangements are underway for the inscription of the Thripitaka in the World Register of Monuments.
To mark the declaration of Thripitaka as a national heritage of Sri Lanka, the Government has announced a “ Thripitaka Week “ from 16th - 23rd March 2019 during which religious activities are being organized in Sri Lanka and abroad in collaboration with Buddhist temples.
In this regard, Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions abroad have been requested by the Presidential Secretariat and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to arrange Buddhist religious activities with the guidance and blessings of prelates of Buddhist Temples in the respective capitals. Accordingly, the Embassy of Sri Lanka together with Sri Lankan Buddhist temples in Washington DC and Maryland have jointly organized a series of Buddhist religious activities from 16th – 24th March 2019 to mark the Thripitaka Week as follows.
|Maryland Buddhist Vihara||16.03.2019||4.00 – 6.00 p.m||Buddhist Sermon|
|The Washington Buddhist Vihara||17.03.2019||4.00 – 6.00 p.m||Bodi Puja|
|Nisala Arana Buddhist Monastery||23.03.2019||5.00 – 7.00 p.m||Special Dhamma Kathikawatha and Dhamma discussion about Thripitaka|
|Mahamevnawa Meditation Center||24.03.2019||4.00 – 6.00 p.m||Special Sermon on the historical background of Thripitaka|
The Embassy of Sri Lanka has the honur to invite members of the Sri Lankan community in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia States to join the religious activities at the respective temples on the given dates at their convenience.
Please confirm your availability for the scheduled activities - by phone or email to the contact numbers/email address given below.
Tel: 202 483 4025/26 (Mrs. Karuna Koggala/Mrs. Vidya Peiris)
Embassy of Sri Lanka