Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra celebrates Vesak 2023
May 17, 2023
Celebrating Vesak, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra organized a dhamma program to commemorate the birth, the enlightenment and the passing away of Lord Buddha under the theme “Serenity of the Mind” at the High Commission on 13 May 2023, with the participation of the staff and their families.
On the invitation of the High Commission, the Chief Incumbent of the Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Canberra Venerable Aparelle Soratha Thero conducted the buddhavandana and dhammadeshana.
High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara highlighted the importance of “Vesak“ to Buddhists all over the world and spoke on the value of serenity of the mind for our lives followed by reading the Vesak Day message of the President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Prime Minister’s message was read by Deputy High Commissioner Chamari Rodrigo.
The High Commission was illuminated with colourful Vesak lanterns and decorated with Buddhist flags.
The High Commissioner and the staff also attended the Vesak Day celebrations organized by Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Canberra and Australia Sri Lanka Buddhist Association.
High Commission of Sri Lanka
16 May 2023