Vesak festival in Buttala
This year's vesak festival under state patronage will be held at
Yudaganawa Raja Maha Viharaya of Buttala Divisional Secretariat in
Moneragala District by the Ministry of Buddhasasana on instructions of
President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Prime Minister and Minister of Buddhasasana D.M. Jayaratne has
directed his officials of the Ministry to organise the state vesak
festival on a grand scale on 25 May, at 2.00 p.m. President Mahinda
Rajapaksa will be the chief guest on the occasion.
According to the instructions of the Minister of Economic Development
Basil Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Samurdhi Development Authority has planned to
distribute three hundred thousand copies of Budusarana newspaper among
devotees on that day free of charge.