Sri Lanka to host UN Vesak Day in 2017


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Colombo on May 12, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Justice and Buddhasasana Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said.

  • Vesak Day, also known as Buddha Poornima, is a traditional holiday commemorated by Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhala Buddhists.

  • This year’s theme is ‘Buddhist teachings for social justice and sustainable world peace’.
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