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Handing over of the Jaffna Sanskrit Center built by the Government of India in the Northern Province to Sri Lanka

2022-03-31
Documents pertaining to the handing over of the Jaffna Sanskrit Center in Sri Lanka which was constructed by the Gove...

This year’s State Vesak Festival is scheduled to be held at the Kuragala Rajamaha Viharaya

2022-03-31
This year's State Vesak Festival is scheduled to be held at the Kuragala Rajamaha Viharaya. A discussion was held at ...

The ancient Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya has been named as a sacred place

2022-03-21
A religious ceremony was held at the Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya in Jaffna on 19.03.2022 to present the Sri Sannas Pa...

Nedungamuwe Raja Elephant as a National Treasure …

2022-03-08
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday instructed Secretary to the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious and Cul...

The draft rules of the Central Cultural Fund are handed over to the Prime Minister

2022-03-04
The draft rules to be introduced under the Central Cultural Fund Act No. 57 of 1980 were handed over to Prime Ministe...

07 Thripitaka books published under the patronage of the Prime Minister

2022-02-28
Seven Tripitaka books translated by the Tripitaka Compilation Board under the auspices of the Department of Buddhist ...

‘Cinema National Policy’ presented to the Prime Minister

2022-02-28
The State Film Advisory Board presented the “Cinema National Policy” to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (24) a...

ICCROM Award Winner Dr. Gamini Wijesuriya Ceremony

2022-02-24
Dr. Gamini Wijesuriya, recipient of the highest award presented by the International Center for the Preservation and ...

“Cultural Prosperity” Concert and Exhibition

2022-02-21
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Cultural Prosperity Concert and Exhibi...

The annual Dhamma School Teacher Certificate Examination will be held on June 18

2022-02-21
The annual Dhamma School Teacher Certificate Examination will be held on June 18, said the Commissioner General of B...

Today (February 14) marks the 137th anniversary of the creation of the Buddhist flag

2022-02-14
The six-colored Buddhist flag, which was created on the 14th of February 1885, was hoisted for the first time on the ...

State Vesak Festival – 2022 to be held at Balangoda Kuragala Historical Site

2022-01-18

The Prime Minister made this announcement at a discussion held at Temple Trees yesterday (12) evening, decid...

Thaipongal Day Message from the Hon. Prime Minister

2022-01-18

Thaipongal is a great festival of thanksgiving celebrated by the entire Tamil people. A special feature of t...

Venerable Murutthettuwe Ananda Nayaka Thero’s ‘Yathiwara Harasara’ ceromony

2022-01-12

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he is confident that Ven. Murutthettuwe Ananda Thera will tak...

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