Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra celebrated Vesak 2024

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra celebrated Vesak on Wednesday, 22 May 2024 at the High Commission premises on 22nd of May 2024 with the participation of the staff of the High Commission and their family members. The High Commission was decorated with Vesak lanterns and Buddhist flags.

The Buddha Pooja and the dhamma sermon was conducted by the Chief Incumbent of the Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Canberra Venerable Kotapola Upali Thero.

While welcoming the Ven. Upali Thero and other invitees, the High Commissioner in her remarks stated the relevance of this year’s theme of Vesak, “Let’s not look at what others have done and look at what we have done” which is a relevant message for our personal life and for the society. She also paid tribute to the late Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar, the former Foreign Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka, who was successful in obtaining UN recognition for the international Vesak Day twenty-five years ago.

The High Commissioner and the staff also attended two Vesak Day celebrations at the Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Kambah and the Sri Lanka Dhamma Vihara in Gunghalin, Canberra organized by the Sri Lankan community Associations.


High Commission of Sri Lanka


27 May 2024

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