Since 1999 United Nations Iinternational Vesak summit and an international holiday on Vesak poya day. The proposal was introduce by the former late Minster of Foreign Affairs Mr.Lakshman Kadiragamar.
The first summit was held in 1999 at Bangkok Thailand.11 yaears the international Vesak Summit was at Thailand and two years were at Viatenam.
In year 2017 ,it is proposed to held the International Vesak Summit at Colombo Sri Lanka on 11th May 2017 – 13th May 2017.Main summit is on 11th May 2017 at BMICH and in the evening there’s a cultural show at ‘Nelum Pokuna’.
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