Sri Lanka celebrates Vesak

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka celebrated vesak, marking the birth, enlightenement and passing away of the Lord Bhudda with colourful pandols and lanterns, with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe also officiating.

This year, ceremonies were somewhat muted due to floods and landslides, with devotees focussing attention to relief efforts.

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