27-foot Vesak lantern at WTC
Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC, owner and manager of the World Trade
Centre (WTC) is displaying a gigantic Vesak lantern at its lobby.
The Shakya-Sinha Vesak lantern is 27 feet high with 54 accessory
lanterns and can be viewed from 3 levels of the WTC building at
different angles. The main lantern and the 54 accessory lanterns are all
decorated with intricate cut work around the structure with multiple
colour combinations and lit-up using the latest lighting technology. The
Vesak lantern is housed in an air-conditioned environment and uses VSD
technology to control the speed of the drive unit along with LED lamps
which helps reduce electricity consumption by over 50 percent.
The lantern was voluntarily built by dedicated employees attached to
the Facilities Management team of the Company. The lantern will be
displayed up to Poson Poya Day, June 2.