Nikini Full Moon Poya Day is the second Poya in the Vas season (Rainy-retreat). It is the start of the rainy retreat for the Bhikkhu ordained monks. Nikini Poya day celebrates the Dhamma Sangayana - the First Buddhist Council. According to Buddhist tradition, the council was held shortly after the death of the Buddha, and […]
World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.
World First Aid Day is observed on the second Saturday of September annually. So, this year the day is being celebrated today, 11 September across the globe. The special day is marked to encourage people in first aid training which helps in preventing injuries and saving lives in critical situations.
The Sinhala newspaper "Lakmini Pahana" was started in (1832)
The World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on this vital environmental issue. The theme for the celebration of this year's World Ozone Day to be marked on 16th Spetmeber is "Montreal Protocol - Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool"
Introduction of the first use of copper coins in Ceylon.1862
Establishment of Dumbara University of Sri Lanka 1978
The World Vegetarian Day is celebrated to emphasize environmental considerations, animal welfare and rights issues and personal health benefits to encourage people into ditching animal products. It taps into the studies which highlight that vegetarian diet have proven health benefits.