Last Updated : Jun 25 2019 11:09PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
ICC World Cup: Australia beat England by 64 runs            Govt, Opposition have to work together to fulfil dream of inclusive nation: PM            Target of housing for all to be achieved by 2020: Govt            Kerala tops NITI Aayog's health index            US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in India           

International News

May 18, 2019

Sri Lanka observes Vesak festival amid tight security

NSD Logo
In Sri Lanka, the Vesak festival is being observed with religious fervour amid tight security in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks. 

The day is celebrated to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha.  People are seen visiting  Buddhist temples and decorating their houses with Buddhist flags and lanterns. 

In view of security restrictions, the number of food camps during Vesak is limited to 92 compared to around 6,000 last year. A total of 762 prisoners have been granted pardon to mark the occasion and were released today. 

President Maithripala Sirisena in a message said the people must recollect the teachings of the Buddha to build a society with boundless peace by shunning all attempts to destroy each other for the greed for power. 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said leading lives of mutual understanding and coexistence is the only way, as fighting over religious and cultural differences will wreak destruction all around. Police said they are ensuring maximum security of the public during the Vesak season. 

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 25 (Jun) Midday News 25 (Jun) News at Nine 25 (Jun) Hourly 25 (Jun) (2300hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 25 (Jun) दोपहर समाचार 25 (Jun) समाचार संध्या 25 (Jun) प्रति घंटा समाचार 25 (Jun) (2305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 25 (Jun) Khabrein(Day) 25 (Jun) Khabrein(Eve) 25 (Jun)
Aaj Savere 25 (Jun) Parikrama 25 (Jun) Lok Ruchi Samachar 23 (Jun)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 25 (Jun) Samayki 25 (Jun) Sports Scan 25 (Jun) Spotlight/News Analysis 25 (Jun) Samachar Darshan 23 (Jun) Radio Newsreel 25 (Jun)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 20 (Jun) Surkhiyon Mein 20 (Jun) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 19 (Jun) Vaad-Samvaad 18 (Jun) Money Talk 18 (Jun) Current Affairs 21 (Jun)