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ISKCON 50th Anniversary

Bhagavad Gita was distributed to all the 225 members of the parliament of Sri Lanka on the Gita Jayanti Day 10th December 2016.
The pictures show the Bhagavad Gita being handed over to the
Honorable Prime Minister – Mr.Ranil Wickramasinghe
Honorable Speaker of the House of Parliament- Mr.Karu Jayasuriya
Honorable Deputy speaker – Mr.Thilanga Sumathipala
Honorable Minister – Mr.V.S.Radhakrishnan
Honorable Member of Parliament – Mr.Yogeshwaran

The Temple President Mahakarta Das of ISKCON Sri Lanka along with Sri Gaura Das Prabhu and Bhata Siva pallan distributed the books for the parliamentarians.
Honorable Minister V.S.Radhakrishnan arranged this event.

50th Anniversary commemorative stamp and commemorative cover release

commemorative stamp (2)To mark the 50th anniversary of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada’s visit to Sri Lanka, ISKCON Sri Lanka organized to release the commemorative stamp and commemorative cover on the 04th of October 2015 and for this event there were VIPs present too, like ministers and industrialists.
This function was held at Ramakrishna Mission Hall, Wellawatta, Colombo – 06. There were cultural dances performed by the student of Hare Krishna Music & Dance school and also by the students of the University of Visual and Performing Arts.

stamp release

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commemorative stamp commemorative cover

50th Anniversary Celebration of
Srila Prabhupada’s Visit to Sri Lanka.

Srila Prabhupada first visited Sri Lanka during his epic journey to the West in Jaladuta.

On the 19th of August 1965 Srila Prabhupada and the Captain of the ship Jaladuta saw the prominent places in the Capital city Colombo such as the Governor General’s house, the Parliament house, and the Town Hall. Srila Prabhupada also stated that Colombo city rather resembled an Indian city like Madras or Poona, and said that the culture and civilization of Ceylon was a hundred per cent Indian, but that India and Ceylon were divided artificially.

The celebrations will begin in July with several Island-wide school competitions on Srila Prabhupada’s life and mission, for which prizes will be awarded.

Devotees are also trying to arrange for a postal stamp of Srila Prabhupada to be released on the same day.

The “Bhagavad-gita For Every House” program will distribute Srila Prabhupada’s “Bhagavad-gita As It Is” on a large scale throughout Sri Lanka.

On August 22nd or 23rd of the weekend following Prabhupada’s visit, devotees will hold a “Nagar Sankirtan,” chanting Hare Krishna along the Colombo roads that Srila Prabhupada traversed.

ISKCON Sri Lanka invites volunteers to make this event a great success.

Please mail your donation check, made out to “ISKCON”, to

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple
ISKCON Sri Lanka.
188, New Chetty Street,
Colombo-15,
Sri Lanka.

You can also drop your check at the temple at any time. Make sure to request a receipt for your donation.

In the check memo field write “50th Anniversary Festival”

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