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The invitation for the resident monks of the Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre to observe the rainy day retreat took place on the evening of the 12th of July 2014.

Dr (Mrs) Gayathri Illangkoon, her husband Sankha, her Mother and Father Mrs Mangalika and Mr Kalinga De Lanerolle led the other devotees in extending the invitation.

Aggamahapandita Venerable Galayaye Piyadassi, MBE, Ven. Dr Handupelpola Mahinda Nayaka Thero, Ven.Matale Wijewansha Thero, Ven. Bohingamuwe Rathanajothi Thero, Ven. Waskaduwe Subodhi Thero, Ven. Wilbagedara Gnanissara Thero, Ven. Kettiyape Amithasara Thero, Ven. Nepal Sumana Thero observed and after the Pujava chanted the Sathipattana Sutta before a large gathering of devotees.

The Asala Poya sil programme commenced at 8 am on Sunday 13th July 2014 and besides the resident monks, Dr Senevi Athurupana, Chaplain to HM Prisons, participated in the days varied programme, which ended with the chanting of the Sattipattana Sutta.


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