The Mahanayakes of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters yesterday called for the government’s intervention to defeat nefarious forces trying to destabilise the country by creating disputes among the Buddhist community.
President Maithripala Sirisena says a great patriot like Anagarika Dharmapala will be the people’s aspiration for today as well as for tomorrow like it was in the past.The President further said that they have experienced how some people fulfill their responsibilities when they are given the obligation, and the true voices raised by great characters like Anagarika Dharmapala in the past for the patriotism are eternal in the hearts of the people for today as well as tomorrow.
On successful completion of its 5 day official tour, the Bangladesh Navy Ship (BNS) ‘Somudra Joy’ which arrived in Sri Lanka on 12th September, set sail from the Colombo harbour today (16th September).
Most Ven. Dr. Kolonnawe Sri Sumangala Thera who has been appointed the new Mahanayake Thera of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Nikaya’s Siri Sumana Chapter receives the Scroll bearing the Act of Appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony at the BMICH Colombo yesterday (September 16th).
Sri Lanka Navy won the Defense Services Women's Hockey Championship 2018, beating its Army counterparts during the final match held at the Torrington hockey turf, Colombo yesterday (14th September). The Navy women took the full control of the game to come away with a 2-0 win.
East-based troops constructed new accommodation and office complex for monks at Batticaloa Sri Mangalaramaya, one of the central training centres for budding Buddhist monks in the province was vested in the members of the Maha Sangha on Tuesday (12) during a religious ceremony, graced by Buddhist monks, State officials and Major General Santhusitha Pananwala, Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-E).
At the invitation of the chief incumbent, Ven. Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero, Sri Mangalaramaya, the Commander Major General Pananwala unveiled a commemoration plaque at the new 'Pirivena' building complex, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and vested it in the monks amidst chanting of ‘Seth Pirith’.
Although animal sacrifice which is considered an ancient religious practice, it is still carried out publicly in certain Hindu temples, it has been observed that the majority of the Hindu devotees do not accept that practice.
The Sustainable Punyagrama Programme with temple as a centre point is being conducted by the Ministry of Buddhasasana, with the objective of implementing the concept of the village and the temple in a more realistic way and creating a village comprising of an economically sound community empowered with virtues.
The first fire-fighting high speed craft produced in Sri Lanka to control the fires on boats and ships in the deep was launched at the Dikowita Fisheries Harbor under the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi on Thursday (13th).The firefighting craft was completely made domestically by Solas Marine Lanka Pvt. Ltd.