Friday, June 5, 2009

Religious Observances and Inter Cultural Promotion in Atlanta

Sri Lankan patriots in Atlanta, Georgia, in U.S.A. organized religious observances to invoke blessings on members of the security forces, Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher Sri Lankans who were killed/injured as a result of the war and to promote unity among all the religious groups and nationalities as Sri Lankans under one flag and as one nation.

This event was very successful by sharing thoughts and cultural activities between the Sri Lankan communities living in the State of Georgia. The Buddhist religious activities were conducted by Ven. Panamwela Wajirabuddhi Thero and Ven. Panamwela Wajirabodhi Thero of the Georgia Buddhist Vihara. The Roman Catholic religious activities were conducted by Mrs. Valerie Panditharatne. Hindu religious activities were conducted by Oviya and Pavana. Sarath Weerasekara, a former Captain of SL Army, organized the event.