The Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C. organized a Buddha Pooja and Dhamma Sermon on 01 October 2020 at the Embassy premises in view of Adhi Vap Poya day. This is the first such Dhamma Sermon organized by the Embassy, following the unveiling of the statue of Lord Buddha at the Embassy premises on 02 September 2020.
The Dhamma Sermon was delivered by Ven. Ranwala Gnanawasa thero under the guidance of Most Ven. Maharagama Dhammasiri Nayaka Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the Washington Buddhist Vihara.
Ven. Ranwala Gnanawasa thero acknowledged the initiative by Ambassador Rodney Perera to conduct Dharma Sermons at the Embassy premises on Poya days and invoked blessings on the Government and people of Sri Lanka.
The Dhamma Sermon was attended by Ambassador Perera and the Mission officials.