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A website created for the 14th UN International Vesak Festival to be held in Sri Lanka this year, and for the World Buddhist Conference, was launched by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (February 7).

This year’s theme of the UN International Vesak Festival is Buddhist Teachings for Social Justice and Sustainable World Peace. The festival will be held from May 12th to 14th.

Maha Nayaka of Shyamopali Maha Nikaya, Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte Kalyana Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha Most Ven. Dr. Rajakeeya Panditha Iththepane Dhammalankara Thero, Anu Nayaka of Amarapura chapter of Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, Agga Maha Panditha Most Ven. Kotugoda Dhammavasa Thero, Vidyodaya Parivenadhipathi Rajakeeya Panditha Most. Ven Balangoda Sobhitha Thero, Minister of Justice and Buddha Shasana Wijeydasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Parliamentary Reform and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka and the Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage were among those participated in this event.

Meanwhile, the first law volume in Tamil language was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena by the Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakhse at the Presidential Secretariat, today.

Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Padmasiri Jayamanne, Ms. Una McCauley, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative participated at this occasion.

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