Amadahara Vesak Sadaham Kalapaya begins tomorrow
The seventh “Amadahara Vesak Sadaham Kalapaya”, conducted by the
Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd (Lake House) in collaboration with
the Hayleys Consumer Products Ltd will begin in Colombo tomorrow at 6.00
p.m. under the patronage of Media Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa.
From left: General Manager, Commercial, Director/CEO, Trevor
Reckerman, Managing Director, Rizvi Saheed representing Hayleys
Consumer Products Ltd and Director, Upul Dissanayake and
Director Finance Shan Shanmuganathan representing Lake House, at
the signing of the agreement on Wednesday. Pic: Sudath Nishantha
The three-day mega religious program will be held from May 19- 21
under the patronage of Ministers Mahinda Yapa Abewardana and Laxman Yapa
A discussion in this regard was held at the ANCL board room, last
week with the participation of ANCL Director Finance, Shan
Shanmuganathan, Director Upul Dissanayaka, General Manager Abaya
Amaradasa, Manager (Corporate Relations), Waruna Mallawaraachchi,
Director/CEO, Hayleys Ltd., Trevor Reckerman, Director M. Rizvi Zaheed,
Head of Lighting, Janaka Kiridena and Manager Communications Suriya
The Lake House main roundabout will be decorated with Buddhist flags
and the area will be illuminated during the season. In addition, D.R.
Wijewardena Mawatha, Chittampalam A Gardinar Mawatha and York Street
will also be illuminated.
Meanwhile, various Buddhist organisations have made arrangements to
exhibit mega Vesak lanterns and pandals, and also to conduct Bakthi Gee
(Devotional songs) programs and stage dramas during the Vesak season.
The Lake House Buddhist Society will conduct the 19th annual Vesak
Lantern Competition opposite the ANCL premises.
Around 75 competitors from various parts of the country will display
lanterns, made of local raw material. All leading public and private
sector institutions and banks in the city of Colombo will assist Lake
House to conduct the program.
A number of voluntary organisations, Buddhist societies and Buddhist
temples have extended their cooperation to make the event a success.
The Independent Television Network and Lakhanda Radio will make a
special broadcast on the proceedings of the “Amadahara Vesak Program”.