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Buddhist Affairs Commissioner Chandraprema Gamage has asked those who orgainise dansalas to use a yellow flag for the purpose of inviting the people for meals during the Vesak festival.

He said he had received information that several organisations and individuals were collecting funds on the pretext of orgainsing Dansalas during the Vesak festival and that in many instances these Dansalas were an insult to Buddhism and an annoyance to the people.

The Department of Buddhist Affairs, in consultation with the All Island Sasanarackshaka Mandala has formulated a series of guidelines to be followed by the organisers of Dansalas and other Vesak Day programmes.
  1. Dansalas should be organised under the guidance of the Chief Incumbents of the temples and with the knowledge of the Grama Niladharies of the respective areas.
  2. Contributions to fund the Dansalas should be collected on the direction of the Chief Incumbents of the temple and the Grama Niladharies.
  3. A yellow flag, instead of the Buddhist flag, should be used to call the public to the Dansala.  
  4. All activities should be organised with a sense of Buddhist devotion.
  5. Programmes that include noisy music, incongruous songs, and horrible scenes should not be held. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • Freedom Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:28 AM

    after long years now they changed to yellow flag ....

    tarzan Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:43 AM

    No songs by non buddhists,

    I challenge Try this Vesak without Mohideen beg song , U cant

    sayed Tuesday, 14 May 2013 08:45 AM

    so wine shop can be opened using yellow flag.

    mohan Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:08 PM

    Guidelines are ok but, peoples mind should be corrected towards other communities in Sri Lanka, before they giving Dansalas.

    Chewing Gum Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:07 AM

    It has been there for years and there is nothing wrong with it. We are celebrating the birth of Buddha.

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:24 AM

    please make sure dansal organizers do not block the roads some times standing in the middle with food or drinks. this is not to disrespect the vesak but to avoid unnecessary delays.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:45 AM

    Pls make sure only non-halal food is served.

    OMG Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:07 AM

    Timely move.

    Vesak was turning into a Halloween.

    fdk_cs2008 Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:16 AM

    What about all the bandas'who fill up the roads and misbehave, they are a bigger annoyance

    lemon Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:20 AM

    Its called freedom!

    soon to be extinct ...!!!

    Change now Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:13 AM

    Who is this fellow to tell Buddhists what flag we must hoist in Vesak dansals.

    nalaka Tuesday, 14 May 2013 07:59 AM

    i have seem people dancing on roads with papare music during vesak whats wrong with these people


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