BUREAU OF THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF REHABILITATION
"MINISTRY OF PRISON REFORMS,REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT AND HINDU RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS"

Vesak Celebrations and Pilgrimage - Rehabilitation Centre Poonthottam,Vavuniya


In order to mark the International Vesak Celebrations, Rehabilitation Centre Poonthottam,Vavuniya organized a Vesak festival on 10th May 2017 and a pilgrimage to Anuradhapoura was held on 11th May 2017.

Vesak flags were raised all over the centre permises and Ven Koongaswewa Pagnasara thero delivered sermon for staff and rehabilitees. Thereafter Vesak lanterns were lighted, buildings at the centre were decorated with colourfull lights and a Kadala dansala also was organized on the same day for the public in front of the Rehabilitation Centre.

Rahabilitees and staff visited Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (sacred fig tree), Ruwanwelisaya Stupa, Nellikulama Temple, Mihintale Raja Maha Vihara, Siri Sambudha Prathihar Viharaya thereafter had an opportunity to witness the Vesak Zone at Anuradhapura and vesak lantern zone in Poonawa Navy Camp on 11th May 2017.