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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

Festival of Cricket (FOC) 2019 Promotional Evening

The FoC committee was honoured by the presence of H.E. the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Ms. Manisha Gunasekera, Mr. Sugeeshwara Gunaratna, the Deputy High Commissioner.

Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosts Annual Iftar Dinner

The Iftar Dinner was organized in collaboration with the Council of Sri Lankan Muslim Organizations (COSMOS UK)

SLESPA in UK commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the end civil war

Sri Lanka Ex Service Persons Association in UK commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the end of three decade long civil war at London Buddhist Vihara

Leeds Buddhist Vihara Vesak Day Celebrations

The event was organised by Venerable Galpottayaye Pemananda Thero, under the guidance of Most Venerable Pidiwille Piyatissa Maha Thero

Mahamevnawa UK Vesak Programme 2019

Dana,Seela and Bhawana programme was held at the Asapuwa with all the resident monks and many devotees attending.

Annual Vesak Celebrations at Leicester Buddhist vihara

in the presence of a very large gathering, under the guidance of the  resident monk Ven Marassana Saddhananda Thero

High Commission of Sri Lanka in London holds Annual Pirith Ceremony

to Observe Vesak and to Invoke Blessings on Victims of the Easter Sunday Incidents

Redbridge Buddhist Vihara- Ilford Vesak Celebrations

The event consisted with Sil Programme, Dhamma Discussions, Meditation, Dana to maha Sanga and devotees, unveiling Dagaba (Chithiya)

London Buddhist Vihara Vesak Programme

London Buddhist Vihara celebrated this year's Buddha Day (Vesak) with a full day of religious programmes held at the Vihara premises.

Honour of visiting Sri Lanka Cricket Team in London

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosted a reception in honour of the visiting Sri Lanka Cricket Team for the ICC World Cup

World Buddha Day 2019 (Vesak), Observed in the House of Commons

The theme of the programme was “The significance of World Buddha day, Women’s role in Buddhism and the Positive contribution Buddhists make to the British society”.

Memorial service held on 28th April at Gateway College Hall in Leicester

it was organised by members headed by Ven.Dr.W.Kassapa - O.B.E. who is the President of the organisation "The Midlands International Buddhist Association in the U.K. Leicester Branch"

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

Sri Lankan girl Nishi Uggalle from Manchester won UK Child Genius 2019

Dubbed the 'human calculator, Nishi, from Manchester, who attends a top grammar school, correctly spelled the word neurohypophysis to run away with the title

රංගාභිශේක මංගල්‍යය - Attanayaka Dancing Academy in London

Rangabisheka Mangalyaya - 2019 organised by Attananayaka Dancing Academy was held at Purushottam Mahal, Kingsbury, London.

'Masouerade Ball' Valentine Extravaganza in London

Popular Sri Lankan Band Gypsies and this was organizes by Roxsel Events UK.

London Buddhist Vihara Monthly Dhamma Talk

conducted by by Ven. Dedunupitiye Upananda Nayaka Thera (USA) on 'Social connectedness and Comfort Zone'

Inaugural meeting National Intellectuals Organization of Sri Lanka in the UK

The event was organized by intellectuals who worked with NIO-Sri Lanka before coming to the UK and the likeminded progressive Sri Lankan individuals.

Sri Lankan Ekamuthuwa Leeds Helps Community in Sri Lanka

financially supported 154 patients and their families of the Children's Ward - Cancer Hospital (Apeksha Hospital ) Maharagama

Sri Saddatissa Commemoration Day 2019

Commemorate the 29th Anniversary of the passing away of Most Ven. Dr. Hammalawa Sri Saddhatissa Nayaka Thero at London Kingsbury Vihara

High Commission of Sri Lanka in London commemorates Independence

The event commenced with the hoisting of the National flag by High Commissioner Manisha Gunasekera and the playing of the National Anthem in Sinhala

්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ - එක්සත් රාජධානියේ ලංඩන් බලමණ්ඩලය.

විද්වතුන්ගේ ආශීර්වාදයෙන් ලංඩන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ බලමණ්ඩලය පිහිටවන ලදි.

ලන්ඩන් රූපවාහිනී ළමා සමාජය කල එළි දුටු වගයි

 මුතුහර රූපවහිනි ළමා සමාජයේ 2515 වැනි ශාඛාවේ කල එලි මංගල්‍යය

Redridge Buddhist Vihara - Ilford Pirith Ceremony 2019

Redbridge Buddhist Vihara Ilford Annual Pirith Ceremony was held at vihara premises on 5th January 2019 to bless devotees for the new year

New Year's Day at London Buddhist Vihara

Large groups of devotees from Sri Lankan, British and many other communities living in and around London visited the London Buddhist Vihara

High Commissioner H.E. Manisha Gunasekera visits Kingsbury Vihara

The newly appointed in the United Kingdom H.E. Manisha Gunasekera, paid a courtesy visit to Sri Saddatissa International Buddhist Centre

New Year at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London

The staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission in the United Kingdom ceremonially commenced work for the year 2019 with a special programme

Athula Dhassan Dhamma School prize giving ceremony - 2018

The annual Athula Dhassan Dhamma School prize giving ceremony took place recognising, celebrating and rewarding the achievements of our Dhamma School students.  

Most Ven. Dr. Medagama Vajiragnana Nayaka Thera remembered

Special memorial Puja was held at London Buddhist Vihara to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of the passing away of Ven. Dr. Medagama Vajiragnana Nayaka Thera.

Sri Lanka High Commission in London Celebrates Christmas

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom organised its Annual Christmas Carol Service and Celebrations with the participation of the Sri Lankan community.

Kathina Celebrations at Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre

The offering of the Kathina Robe took place on Sunday 11th November 2018. The Kathina Robe was ceremonially brought in a colourful procession.

Redbridge Buddhist Vihara 20th Anniversary

Redbridge Buddhist Vihara - Ilford was established in November 1998. A special Ceremony and Puja was held at the Vihara premises.

Letchworth Vihara Katina Ceremony 2018

A special ceremony of colouring the Katina Cheewara (Katina Robe) was carried out with the leadership of Ven. Dediyawala Wimala Thero,

COSMOS Members Met Newly Appointed Sri Lanka High Commissioner In UK

COSMOS Executive members had a meeting / discussion with newly appointed Sri Lanka High Commissioner in UK H .E Ms. Manisha Gunasekera

"කැළණි පාලම" කෘතහස්ත නලුව අත්‍යාලංකාරයෙන්

ලන්ඩන් තේම්ස් විහාර පින් කෙත යලිදු අස්වද්දන්නට ඉඩ හසර සලසාලමින්

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