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The annual Vesak celebration of the “Buddha Rashmi National Vesak zone” is being conducted with the patronage of the Temple trees and Hunupitiya Gangarama temple, Colombo. The Vesak Zone centres around the vicinity of the Gangarama Seema Malakaya and the Temple Trees. The zone includes pandals, lanterns, Buddhist cultural dramas and other Buddhist activities. The “Buddha Rashmi Vesak zone” was declared opened by the president and the prime minister on the Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (3rd May). The Vesak zone is being held for the ninth successive year.
Today, (6th May) is the Fourth consecutive day of the “Buddha Rashmi Vesak zone.” The Chief Guest for the today’s event was the minister of power and energy Mr. Patali Champika Ranawaka Following photos show how the minister light up the Buddha Rashmi Vesak zone.