Katina Atavisi Poojawa at Heathrow Athula Dassana International Buddhist Vihara

Press Release

This year’s Annual Kathina Ceremony of the Heathrow Athula Dassana International Buddhist Vihara (Heathrow Vihara) was held under the guidance and direction of Ven. Wanduramba Kassapa Thero, the head of the Vihara, on the 28th and 29th November 2017.

The Vas Aradhana at Heathrow Vihara was performed on Saturday 8th of July 2017, on the Esala Full Moon Poya Day by Mr. Thilak Wijesinghe and Mrs. Kavmudi Wijesinghe, Mr. Lucky Wijerathne and Mrs. Renuka Wijerathne, Mr. Channa Kohomange and Mrs. Prasandika Kohomange, Mr. Indrajith Alwis and Dr. Thushani Alwis, Mr. Nadeera Kahatapitiya and Mrs. Piyumi Kahatapitiya, Mr. Miran Madapatha and Mrs. Natasha Madapatha, Mr. Chandana Mahanama and Mrs. Chamali Mahanama; together with the other lay devotees of the temple.

The 2017 Katina ceremony commenced on the 28th (Saturday) at 6pm with the Atavisi Buddha Pooja, conducted by the Chief Sangha Nayaka, Colombo district, Thripitakacharya, Vichitra Bhanaka, Saddarma Vagishwara Most Ven. Borelle Athula Thero.

The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, her Excellency Ms. Amari Wijewardena and over 250 devotees participated in the Pooja.

The Atavisi Pooja sponsors were extremely grateful for the head of the Heathrow Athula Dassana International Buddhist Vihara Ven. Wanduramba Kassapa Thero for his advice and guidance and everyone who helped in various ways to make this year's Atavisi Pooja a success.