The Prime Minister officially declares open the Vesak week by hoisting the Buddhist flag at the ancient Deepadutthamarama Thai Temple , Kotahena, where Sri Lanka’s first Buddhist flag was hoisted 136 years ago ...
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena hoisted the Buddhist flag officially commencing the Vesak week at ancient Deepadutthamarama Thai Temple, Kotahena on 02.05.2023.
It is significant that after the Buddhist flag was designed, it was first hoisted in 1885 at this Kotahena, Deepaduttamarama ancient Thai Temple.
The Prime Minister pointed out in his speech that “the Buddhist flag following its process of designing was freshly presented to the world on this sacred land.
The festival of Vesak, the day of birth, enlightenment and mahaparinirvana of the Buddha, has been celebrated by Buddhists for centuries. Symbolizing that heritage, the Buddhist flag was first hoisted on this sacred ground and gifted MORE >>