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High Commissioner pays farewell call on the UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth

The outgoing High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Manisha Gunasekera paid a farewell call on the Lord Tariq Ahmad.

Redbridge Buddhist Cultural Centre Katina Ceremony

The unique, wooden hand-made පඬු ඔරුව (Pandu Oruwa) was especially created for this auspicious event.

Marking the pupil of the Buddha Statue of Shanthi Vihara

This special activity of marking the Pupil was conducted by Venerable Diyakiriththe Anandasagra Thero

Inaugural All Night Pirith Chanting at Leicester Buddhist Vihara ( EMBA)

Total of 12 Buddhist monks participated in this historical inaugural Event on the invitation of the resident monk Ven. Marassana Saddhananda Thero.

එක්සත් රාජධානියේ මහමෙව්නාව භාවනා අසපුවේ දී පැවති ශ්‍රී සර්වඥ ධාතූ ප්‍රදර්ශණය

අසිරිමත් ධාතූන් වහන්සේලා දැක බලා වන්දනා කර ගැනීමේ දුර්ලබ අවස්ථාවක්

January 1st at London Buddhist Vihara

A large number of devotees from Sri Lankan, British and many other communities living in the UK visited the temple to offer prayers.

January 1st at London Kingsbury Vihara

Large no of Sri Lankans living in the UK visited Kingsbury Sri Saddatissa International Buddhist Centre

සදහම් යාත්‍රා - මහමෙව්නාව දස වර්ෂ පූර්ණ පිංකම් මාලාව

පින්වත් වැලිමඩ සද්ධාසීල ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ධර්‍ම දේශනා මාලාවක්

Tsunami remembrance ceremony at Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara

There have been over 200 people gathers and lighted 1000 lamps in order to pay respect tsunami victims

St. Peter’s College OBAUK  hosted their '2019 Peterite Christmas Carols'

Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin was the chief guest and the event was well attended by over 325 guests

London Buddhist vihara proposed new extension- Appeal for funds

In order to complete much needed Building Extension Vihara needs more funding and your support.

Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosts Christmas celebration

with multi-faith leaders, representation from the Church of England and the British Government, and the British Sri Lankan community of all faiths.

London Buddhist Vihara Sanghamitta Day Celebrations

This year's event was sponsored by UK Branch of the Past Pupils' Association of St. Paul’s, Milagiriya

Mahamevnawa UK Kathina Ceremony 2019

එක්සත් රාජදානියේ මහමෙවනාව භාවනා අසපුවේ පැවති කඨින චීවර පූජාවේ සොඳුරු දසුන්

Sri Lanka High Commission in London celebrates Deepavali

with the attendance of faith leaders, members of parliament. councillors and other dignitaries, and a large segment of the British Sri Lankan community

Minister Harsha de Silva presents ‘Opportunity Sri Lanka’ at the London Stock Exchange

Presenting ‘Opportunity Sri Lanka’ which encompasses Sri Lanka’s strategic location

චන්දන ගුණසේකරගේ "අවුෂ්විට්ස්හි පච්චකොටන්නා" කෘතිය දොරට වැඩුම

හෙදර් මොරිස් ලේඛිකාව විසින් රචිත ‘The Tattoost of Auschwttz‘ කෘතිය, “අවුෂ්විට්ස් හී පච්ච කොටන්නා” ලෙස

'Dawasak Da' Musical Evening in London

'Dawasak Da' musical evening with Rookantha Gunathilaka, Chandraleka Perera and Athma Liyanage at London O2 - Indigo

2019 Hela Sarana AGM

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the charity Hela Sarana, was held on the 12th of October 2019 at the Brentwood School Sports Centre

Sri Lanka Leukaemia Foundation (UK) gifts a portable Sonascope

a portable Sonascope to the value of £11,400 to the Maharagama Apeksha National Cancer Hospital

London Buddhist Vihara 2019 Founder's Day Celebrations

Under the guidance of Head of the Vihara and the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain Most Ven. Bogoda Selawimala Nayaka Thero 

Farewell to Deputy High Commissioner Mr Sugeeswara Gunaratne

Janahada Foundation in the UK had arranged a dinner party at Mantra Restaurant as a farewell for Mr Sugeeawara Gunaratne and also to welcome Mr. Samantha Pathirana

‘Investment and Trade Opportunities in Sri Lanka’ targeting the British – Sri Lankan community

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London organized a roundtable presentation.

Sri Lanka High Commission welcomes a multi-school Girl Guide contingent from Sri Lanka

High Commissioner Gunasekera warmly welcomed the Sri Lanka Girl Guides to the High Commission

Festival of Cricket (FOC) 2019 in London

This annual event organised by the Sri Lankan OBA's in the UK and no doubt the biggest Sri Lankan Carnival in the UK

London Buddhist Vihara Vas Invitation

Vas Aradhana Ceremony of London Buddhist Vihara was held at the Vihara shrine room with a gathering of number of devotees

Dhammachakka Festival (Esala Poya) at London Buddhist Vihara

Full day religious programme was organised by Head of the Vihara The Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain Most Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thera. 

All Night Paritta Chanting Ceremony at Jethavana Buddhist Vihara

organised by Most Ven. Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Maha Thera and resident monks together with the devotees of the temple

Jethavana Vihara in Birmingham conducted a special Pahan Puja

under the guidance of most Venerable Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Nayaka Thero on Sunday the 28th of April to transfer merits

කේම්බ්‍රිජ් සිංහල හින්දු අලුත් අවුරුදු උළෙල

කේම්බ්‍රිජ් ප්‍රදේශයේ සහ වෙනත් ප්‍රදේශවලින් බොහෝ පිරිසක් සහභාගී වූ අතරම සිංහල අවුරුදු චාරිත්‍ර අංග රැසකින්

The Launch of the Viyathmaga UK Chapter in London

The Launch of the Viyathmaga UK Chapter was ushered on a spring afternoon on the 5th of May 2019 midst a large gathering of mostly Sri Lankan professionals in the UK

A special memorial service for the people who tragically died in Sri Lanka

A special memorial was held at SS Michael and Martin Church located in Hounslow. Program started at 4:00pm with the Mass conducted by Father Austin followed by candle lighting ceremony

Members of British Parliament, faith leaders deplore Sri Lanka terror attacks

UK Members of Parliament, faith leaders and the British Sri Lankan community leaders deplored the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka, condoled with the victims’ families

Leeds New Year Celebrations - ලීඩ්ස් බක්මහ උළෙල 2019

The Leeds New Year Celebrations organised by Leeds Buddhist Vihara was held on the 13th of April 2019 amidst a large gathering of the Sri Lankan community in the North of England.

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt signs Condolence Book

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP visited the Sri Lanka High Commission in London offer condolences

'Light a Candle for Peace in Sri Lanka' event in London.

Large gathering participated ''light a candle for peace in Sri Lanka'' event in London, in front of Sri Lankan High Commission.

Janahanda Foundation in the UK celebrated its 14th New year celebration

The celebration began in the morning with the traditional games of the children and followed by folklore of the adults.

Scholarly forum on “The Significance of the Tripitaka as a World Heritage”

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum

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