The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore commemorated Vesak day by organizing a “Sangika dane” at the High Commissioners official residence on the 27th May, 2013.
Ven. Dr. Bellanvila Dhammaratane Thero, Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobhitha Thero and Ven. Dr Gunarathana Thero were amongst the Buddhists monks that conducted the religious ceremony, including the Buddha Pooja, a Dhamma Sermon, and invoking blessings by chanting of Pirith.
Ven. Dr. Bellanvila Dhammaratane Thero, the Chief incumbent of The Buddhist Library of Singapore in his main sermon spoke of the significance of the “Vesak day” and also highlighted the importance of peace, unity, and racial harmony in a multicultural society and the significance of all communities working together in celebrating all religious events.
Members of the Sri Lankan expatriate community and the staff of the High Commission attended the event.