Buddhist delegation leaves for Japan
A special delegation headed by Sri Lanka Agonshu Friendship
Foundation Director General, Rohana Kirthi, Sasanabandu Somasiri. A.
Patherana will leave for Japan to participate in the December 30 birth
anniversary celebrations of most Ven. Seiu Kiriyama Thera head of
Agonshu Nikaya and founder of Agonshu Viharaya.
Shastrapathi, Ven. Omare Kassapa Thera, Advisor on Religious Affairs,
Education Ministry is also a member of the delegation. The Sri Lanka
Agonshu Foundation has granted 7,770 scholarships to Sri Lankan
children, whilst 710 youths have been given vocational training.
Facilities for libraries as well as temples too have been provided by
the Foundation. Ven. Bopitiya Vijitha Thera, Ven. Guluwita Siri Nivasa
Nayaka Thera, Ven. Urumutte Sugathananda Thera, Ven. Makandure
Siriratana Thera, Ven. Bedigama Nandasiri Thera, Ven. Lelwala Samita
Thera andVen. Urugamuwe Assaji Thera will also join.