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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2426

A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna

Colombo, 15 May, (Asiantribune.com):

Celebrating the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha - a Vesak festival named "Yapa Patunai Daham Amavai" commenced from yesterday (14th May) onward up to 20th May, opposite to the public library ground in Jaffna.

This year’s Vesak celebrations was one of its kind, an outstanding event, though a religious festival, it has surpassed all those norms and rituals and attracted hundreds of thousands Tamils of the District to participate and feast their eyes with the Pandol decorated with 60,000 electric lights and other decorations such as lanterns all along the Jaffna Hospital Road – Clock Tower road to the venue of the Vesak festival.

The Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda was the Chief Guest of the Vesak Festival organized by the Security Forces in Jaffna.

Also V.Mahalingham, Consul General of India in Jaffna, GA Chandrasri – Governor of the Northern Province, Sundarem Arumainayagam, Government Agent Jaffna, Mayor of Jaffna Mrs. Yogeswary Patkunarasa and Major General Uthaya Perera were the special guests of the occasion.

The conspicuous absentee to the religious celebrations was C.V. Vigneswaran, Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council. It was not clear why he kept away from a religious festival?

As part of a grandeur event, Jaffna Security Forces Commander arranged a scholarship for 200 worthy and deserving school children from Jaffna schools.

A dhansala was also opened up yesterday and hundreds of people stood in long queue to obtain food and other cool drinks offered.

- Asian Tribune -

A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
A Grandeur Vesak Festival in Jaffna
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