Sri Lanka convenes an international Buddhist congress to mark the 2,600 Sambuddha Jayanthi anniversary

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp, 14 August 2010 21:00

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne says the government has arranged a wider programme to propagate Buddhism throughout the world from Sri Lanka in the same manner Buddhism was propagated by India in the history.

Under this programme an international Buddhist Congress will be held in Sri Lanka in line with the 2,600th Sambuddha Anniversary next year. Representatives from all Buddhist countries have been invited for this congress.

The Prime Minister made these observations at a ceremony held in Mavita Temple in Neluwa in the Galle District today. The Prime Minister further said that government has already finalized measures to commemorate the Sambuddha Jayanthi Anniversary in a grand scale.

Accordingly, various programmes are already in progress at regional level throughout the island.