May 08, 2019

Vesak week suspended: Pandals, Dansals on security advice! Featured

The government has decided not to hold the Vesak week this year.

This decision was taken during the Buddhist Affairs Advisory Council meeting held yesterday, said the Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs Sunanda Kariyapperuma.

He noted that if Pandals and Dansals are to be organised, the organisers should seek the advice of the security divisions.

The Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs said that a security program has been implemented to ensure security to all temples in the country.

Meanwhile, the Vesak celebrations would be held at the Galle, Thelwatte, Thotagamuwa Rathpath Raja Maha Viharaya.