State Minister Wijewardene graces 'Amadahara' Vesak musical recital
State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene was
the chief guest at the 'Amadahara' Vesak musical programe held on
Saturday evening (13th May) in Colombo. The programme was organized by
the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd (Lake House) at its premises in
view of the 14th UN Vesak Day celebrations.
Addressing the event, State Minister Wijewardene said,
since its inception the newspaper publishing company has always acting
for the freedom of the country and stability of Buddhism and has
organized many projects in that regard. He also expressed appreciation
to the tri forces, Police and Civil Security Department musical bands
for their participation in this Buddhist devotional musical programme.
During the occasion the State Minister also
distributed prizes and certificates to the winners of Vesak essay
competition organized by the Colombo Young Men's Buddhist Association (YMBA).
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De
Silva, Chairman, officials and employees of Lake House, Colombo YMBA
members and a large number of people were present at the peogramme.