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No Wesak Week this time -- government decides


No Wesak Week this time -- government decides

Government has decided not to have a Wesak Week this time. What commissioner general of Buddhist affairs Mr. Sunanda Karapperuma mentioned was this conclusion has been arrived at the advisory council of Buddhist affairs meeting held last afternoon. 

In the meantime, he also mentioned that advice and guidance should be obtained by security units if pandals, 'dan sal' etcetera are to be organised in connection with Wesak Poya. Commissioner of
Buddhist Affairs also stated that a special procedure will be activated in connection with security regarding temples around the island. Further, minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera has said that the Wesak national festival will be conducted this time in Galle, Thelwaththa and Thotagamuwa Rathpath Raja Maha Vihara while national Wesak festival which was scheduled to be held throughout 5 days has been decided to limit it to two days; government has decided. What he says is that the government has decided to conduct the national Wesak festival too in a simple manner this time.  


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