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Poson to be celebrated in all corners of the country-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that all arrangements have been made to celebrate the Poson festival in all parts of the country.

At a discussion held today (05) at Temple Trees, Wickremesinghe said the government is giving full patronage to arrange the Poson festival at the highest level.

The discussion also confirmed that all the facilities to facilitate more than 10 million devotees who are expected to attend the Poson festival held in Anuradhapura have been already organised.

Wickremesinghe also said that arrangements have been made to display a large number of pandals which could not be displayed for the Vesak festival due to security issues.

“The police and security forces are engaged in a special security program for the Poson festival,” he added.

Minister of Internal and Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Vajira Abeywardena said that there will be all-night Pirith chanting dharma on the night of 13 June and the next day arrangements are being made to celebrate the Poson festival in all the Divisional Secretariats in the island.

Abeywardena said that steps will be taken to decorate all buildings of government departments from the 10 to the 16 June.

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that Dhamma preaching and silk campaigns will be organized locally in schools. “The circular for this will be issued tomorrow (06),” the Minister added.

National Youth Services Council will organise the Maharagama Poson zone and special programs will be launched with the participation of youth from all parts of the country.

Thiniyawala Palitha Thera, Chief Incumbent of Thotalanga Lankarama Mathurata Dhammalankara Thera, Chief incumbent of Sedawatta Purana Viharaya, Ambanwala Gnanaloka Thero, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock Development, Irrigation & Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development P. Harrison,Kavinda Jayawardena Prime Minister’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti, National Youth Services Council Chairman Eranda Weliange and Professor S.S.P. Gunawardena were also present at the meeting.

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