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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sri Thripitaka Felicitation Week (16.03.2019 - 23.03.2019)

H.E the President officially declared Theravada Thripitaka as a National Heritage on 05.01.2019 on the instructions and directions of Maha Sangha. 

Accordingly, approval has been received on 13.01.2019 to the proposal submitted by H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on the instructions of Maha Sangha that necessary action should be taken to declare Theravada Thripitaka as a world heritage recollecting the responsibility of Sri Lanka as the Center of Theravada Buddhism. 

Accordingly, the proposal is due to be submitted at Mahamaluwa of Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic) as a collective proposal of all Buddhist countries, which follow Theravada Buddhist tradition, under the auspices of Chief Prelates of Three Nikaya of Sri Lanka, with the participation of other Theros and representation of other countries following Theravada Buddhism. 

With a view to make this effort of national importance a success, the week from 16.03.2019 up to 23.03.2019 has been declared as “Sri Thripitaka Felicitation Week”, marking the commencement of this national programme.

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