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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

The Vesak Week in Kuwait

Kuwait, 15 Mazy, ( The “Vesak Week” organized by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Kuwait from 8 -15 May reaches its climax on the 15th with the arrival of Most Ven. Aluthwewa Soratha Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the Kiriwehera Temple in Kataragama and Chancellor of the Uva Wellassa University for the main Vesak ceremony scheduled from 14th -15th May at the Embassy premises.

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has given his greetings and fullest support towards organizing Vesak celebrations in Kuwait by inviting Ven. Aluthwewa Soratha Thero to visit Kuwait for the main ceremony from 14th – 15th of May to coincide with the “Vesak Week” in Kuwait.

Over 4,000 Buddhist devotees and well-wishes in Kuwait are expected to participate at the two-day Vesak Pinkama which includes Aloka Pooja, Buddha Pooja, Damma Desana, Almsgiving, a Dansala, meditation programme, Buddhist discussions, Bakthi Gee etc. Ambassador Sarath Dissnayake together with Embassy staff has made all arrangements to celebrate this year’s Vesak on a grand scale at the Embassy premises.

The Sri Lanka Cultural Association in Kuwait has extended their valuable sponsorship and contribution towards the main ceremony by organizing a Sil campaign , a Thorana, Dansala and other meritorious deeds.

- Asian Tribune -

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