AMBASADOR JALIYA WICKRAMASURIYA ATTENDS
SPECIAL RELIGIOUS SERVICES IN GREATER WASHINGTON AREA
Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya visited places
of worship in Greater Washington to participate in religious
activities and met with religious dignitaries representing the
Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian faiths. At the services,
the Ambassador received prayers and blessings from Ven. Maharagama
Dhammasiri Nayaka of the Washington Buddhist Vihara, Ven. Katugastota
Uparathana of the International Buddhist Center in Maryland,
Shri Vishweswaran and Shri Muralithar Sharma of the Murugan
Temple of North America, Sri Sivanathakuru S Kurukkal of the
Vishnu Temple, Dr. Abdullah Muhhamad Khouj of Islamic Center
of Washington DC and Rev. Fr. Cliffs of the Basilica of National
Shrine of Immaculate in Washington DC.
At the Washington Buddhist Vihara Ambassador participated
in special religious services. Services were conducted by Chief
Ven. Maharagama Dhammasiri Nayaka Thero.
At the the International Buddhist Center in Wheaton, Maryland.
Special services were conducted by Ven. Katugastota Uparathana,
The priests of Murugan Temple of North America, Shri Vishweswaran
and Shri Muralithar Sharma offered prayers and
invoked divine blessings.
The priest of Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland,
Sri Sivanathakuru S Kurukkal offered prayers and invoked divine
The Ambassador was warmly welcomed by Imman of the Islamic Center
Dr. Abdullah Muhhamad Khouj and members
of the Muslim community.
The Ambassador met with Rev. Fr. Cliffs from the Theological
College of Catholic University and the Sri Lankan Catholic community
at the Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate in Washington