According to the instructions issued by the Ministry of Health regarding the Katina Chiwara Pooja to be held in temples island wide during the current Covid epidemic.
The procession carrying the Katina Chiwara, the Katina Chiwara Pooja and the Katinanisansa Dhamma Discourse will be held with the participation of a maximum of 50 devotees.
For the protection of the venerable Maha Sangha and the devotees, I request the Sasana to organize the Noble Katina Chiwara Pooja following all health guidelines.
Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs
Served as Deputy Chief Secretary, North Central Province K.P Siribaddana assumed duties as the Additional Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs 20.10.2021.
Mr. P.A. Sarathchandra, Additional District Secretary, Nuwara Eliya assumed duties as the Additional Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs on 01.07.2021.
Mr. Sarathchandra with 21 years of experience in Administrative Service - Deputy Director - Administration, Training, Publications (Rural Development Administration Institute - Borulla), Assistant Divisional Secretary (Wilgamuwa), Divisional Secretary (Laggala Pallegama), Assistant District Secretary / Additional District Secretary (Nuwara Eliya) He has served in many government institutions.