Colombo, April 28 (newsin.asia): The Consultant Sabawa (Council) for the Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India has proposed to the Maha Sangha that the ‘Rathana Sutta’ be recited in every Lankan Buddhist temple on May 1 for the recovery of India and other countries from the calamity caused by the coronavirus.
A press release from the High Commission in New Delhi said that the appeal was made by the Uttareethara Sanga Consultant Sabawa for Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India. The Council has also urged that the recitation be done with minimum participation.
Ven. Dr. Niyangoda Wijithasiri Anunayaka Thero said that not only neighboring India, but the entire world is facing a severe crisis due to the epidemic. The ‘Rathana Sutta’ was being chanted at many temples in Sri Lanka, wishing all the people of the world protection from COVID-19.
The Uttareethara Sanga Consultant Sabawa for Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India comprises Ven. Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Mahanayake Thero Ven. Thrikunamale Ananda Maha Nayaka Thero, Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula Anunayake Thero, Ven. Nadagamuwe Wijayamaithree Anunayaka Thero, Ven. Prof. Madagama Nandhawansa Nayaka Thero, Ven. Balangoda Sobitha Thero, Ven. Thubulle Seelakkanda Thero, Ven. Dr. Ittademaliye Indasara Thero,, Ven. Pallegama Hemaratana Nayaka Thero, Ven. Dr. Walpola Piyananda Nayaka Thero Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhita Nayaka Thero, Ven. Kanaththegoda Saddhaarathana Thero, Ven. Dr. Godagama Mangala Thero, Ven. Muruddeneye Dhammarathana Thero, Ven. Prof. Medagampitiye Wijithadhamma Thero, Ven. Dr. Kirinde Assaji Thero, Ven. Vitharandeniya Nanda Thero, and Ven. Pannila Ananda Nayaka Thero