Sri Lanka to host UN Vesak Day in 2017

4/21/2017

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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