Sri Lanka Navy celebrates "Buddharashmi"
Prime Minister, Hon. D.M. Jayaratne was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the "Buddharashmi" Vesak programme held at Gangaramaya, Hunupitiya on 26th May under the patronage of the Sri Lanka Navy.
Switching the lights to illuminate, the Prime Minister Hon. D.M. Jayaratne declared open the Gangarama Vesak Festive Zone.
The Vesak zone has been organized by the Presidential Secretariat and Gangaramaya under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thero. The entire programme replete with Bhakthi Gee, religious songs on board naval craft and illuminated vesak lanterns enticed a large crowd at the setting.
Senior Ministers, Member of Parliament, Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Mayor of Colombo, Commander of the Navy, Senior forces officers were also present at the event.
Report and pictures-courtesy of Ministry of Defence and Urban Development