As the country prepares to celebrate a rather subdued and rain dampened Vesak a
largely forgotten segment of our population are making preparations for the
In prisons and correction facilities throughout Sri Lanka official Vesak
festivities began earlier this week. Inmates have made Vesak lanterns, organized
‘Dan Sel’, drama festivals and prepared to sing ‘Bhakthi Geetha.’ At Colombo’s
main prison at Welikada an entire festival and program of events - the Vesak
Kalapaya has replaced the traditional Pandol that otherwise decorated the Prison
during this season.