A Bodhi Pooja was held at the Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple this evening to invoke blessings on 12 Thai boys and their coach who were rescued from a cave that they were trapped in for 17 days. Religious observances were also held in memory of an army officer who was killed in the effort to rescue the boys. The religious observances were held on the advice of Chief Incumbent of the Gangarama Temple Venerable Galaboda Gnanissara Thera. Venerable Dr. Kirinde Assaji Thera conducted the religious observances. A group of officials from the Thai Embassy in Colombo including Thai Ambassador Ms. Chulamanee Chartsuwan also participated in the ceremony. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
charity Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:55
Charity begins at home and ends at home.
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Jayamini Perera Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:25
Humans asking favours from a tree?
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Rsa Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:46
We should have invited the boys to Sri Lanka and does the Pooja.
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Javid Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:53
Why after rescuing the boys keeping Podhi Pooja, they should have done that when the boys were in the cave in doubt and uncertainty of their lives.
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Rich Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:53
what a sham ? What about bodhi pujas for those who were made to disappear by the previous govt?
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