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State Vesak festival cancelled due to COVID-19

The Sri Lankan government has decided not to hold this year’s state Vesak Festival in view of the dangerous situation arisen due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, Bandula Harischandra requested the Buddhist community to observe Amisa-puja and Patipatti-puja only in the premises of their homes.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs also requested the public not to involve anyone outside of the family for their religious activities at home.

Sri Lanka will celebrate Vesak, the most important Buddhist event that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha on May 7 this year.

Author: TELO Admin