Vesak on grand scale in Kelaniya
On the instruction of Labour Minister Mervyn Silva the Kelaniya
Pradeshiya Sabha in association with the Kiribathgoda Eksath Welanda
Sangamaya has made elaborate arrangements to celebrate Vesak this year
on a grand scale with Amisa and Prathipatti pooja.
Vesak programmes will start on May 19 and continue for a week in the
Kelaniya electorate, said Minister Mervyn Silva in a press release
The Vesak Pandals and Dansalas planned in the electorate will be
sponsored by the Kiribathgoda Eksath Welanda Sangamaya and other well
wishers. A highlight will be a Seevali Memorial Vesak lantern
competition conducted by the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha.
The release said the Minister has ordered the closure of all taverns
and liquor shops in Kelaniya for two additional days after the
Government's officially announced dates since Kelaniya is a sacred area.