Govt sponsored Vesak celebrations in Jaffna cancelled
By Sandeep Tissaaratchy
Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the Government sponsored Vesak celebrations which was planned to be held in the surrounding area of the Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya in Jaffna will be cancelled, Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs said in a statement yesterday (13). However, all social and environmental programmes such as helping the less fortunate individuals and schoolchildren which takes place on Vesak Day will be conducted as scheduled. Following Health Ministry guidelines, a symbolic programme will be held on 24 May at Hunupitiya Sri Gangaramaya. The Ministry requested that all individuals conduct Vesak celebrations at their homes while following all the COVID-19 health guidelines.