Annual Kathina robe offering
for the monks at Jathavana Buddhist Vihara
in Birmingham was held with the
participation of a huge gathering of
devotees on 16th Sunday,
October 2016. The ceremony had been
gracefully organized under the guidance of
the Most Venerable Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa
Nayaka Thera, the head both of Jethavana
Vihara in Birmingham and Sri Sambuddha
Vihara in Liverpool and the Chief
Sanganayaka for Great Britain. Ven.
Keppitiyagoda Gunawansa Thera,Ven.
Mapalagama SorathaThera, Ven. Beragama
Piyarathana Thero, Miwallawe Pannatissa
Thero had observed the rain retreat at the
Vihara this year.
The event started with the
offering of Buddha Puja at 11.15am.
There were Venerable monks present from
various temples in Sri Lanka and United
Kingdom at the ceremony including Ven.
Pidiville Piyatissa Thero,the head monk of
Kethumati Vihara,Manchester. Ven. Galpotyaye
Pemananda Thero and Ven. Udunuwara
Indarathana Thero. Ven. Dodangoda Sumedha
Thero from Leceister temple, Ven.
Theldeniyaye Amitha thera Head Monk of
Nottingham Shanti Buddhist Vihara, Ven.
Palwatte Dhammananda Thero of Bristol
Temple. Ven.Thissapura Sugatharathana Thero
from Sri Sambuddha viharaya, Liverpool. Ven.
Panamure Rahula Thero from Letchworth