A simple ceremony was held yesterday (29th May) at the Elapathgama village in Vilachchiya, Anuradhapura under the patronage of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to mark the 74th birth anniversary of the late most Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha thero.
The 66th annual Esala Maha Perahera Festival of the Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara will commence on August 11th under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent of the temple, the Most Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana thera.
Rangana Herath has been the backbone of Sri Lanka’s spin bowling after the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan from International Cricket. Herath has reached 300 wickets now in Tests with the wicket of Steven Finn on Day 2 of second Test.It took him 29 overs to take a wicket in this innings. Herath with the wicket of Alex Hales on day 2 of the first Test match between Sri Lanka and England, went past Derek Underwood’s record for second-most wickets in Test Cricket by a left-arm spinner after Daniel Vettori. Before this match Herath had 299 wickets under his belt. He started posing problems for the English batsmen from the first ball he bowled in 20th over of first innings. he remianed wicketless at the end of the Day of 2nd Test. He gave 74 runs in his 24 overs at Stumps.
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe inaugurated the exposition of the most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan, in an impressive ceremony at Temple Trees on Saturday (21st) evening, for public exposition.
Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BoI) and the Free Trade Zone Manufacturers Association (FTZMA) organized a Vesak Celebration at the Katunayake Export Processing Zone (KEPZ). on 19th and 20th May evenings at the entrance of the Zone.