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December 22, 2017
Athula Dassana Dhamma School prize giving ceremony - 2017
The annual Athula Dhassan Dhamma School prize giving ceremony took place on the 9th December 2017 recognising, celebrating and rewarding the achievements of our Dhamma School students. This special event was organised by the Dhamma School Development committee under the patronage of Ven Wanduramba Kassapa, Chief Sanganayake of Amarapura Sri Saddhamma Wansa Niyaka of Great Britain, the Head of the Athula Dassana International Buddhist Vihara and the Dhamma School.

We were extremely pleased that Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Mrs Amari Mandika Wijewardane and Mrs. Liz Mammatt Chairman of Feltham and Heston Conservative Association attended the celebration as the special guests.

Addressing the gathered Dhamma School Children, their parents and other special invitees, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Mrs Wijewardane commended the excellent work done by the Atula Dhassana Vihara Dhamma School in teaching our children the Buddhist way of living.

Mrs. Liz Mammatt expressed her gratitude and commended the effort of Dhamma school and Ven. Kassapa Thero’s for promoting Sri Lankan culture and Buddhist values among expatriates.

Among the Dhamma school students, Chanul Liyadipita from Level 06 class won the special "Ven Wanduramba Kassapa Thero award" for the best student of the year.

In addition, following students have won the respective "best student of the class" awards.

Beginner - Udamsa Mudunkotuwage
Level 01 - Akain Kahaduwa Arachchi
Level 02 - Menudi Wijethunga
Level 04 - Viduni Ediriweera
Level 05 - Lehansa Mudiyanselage
Level 06 - Chanul Liyadipita
Level 07 - Dhanushika Mudiyanselage

In the advisory speech, Ven Kassapa Thero said; "The awards highlight the excellent work that all staff and students put into their work, and it is great to see this is rewarded" Ven Kassapa Thero also commended our Dhamma School Children for their participation at various events organised by our Vihara including the Independence Day celebration and New Year Festival. Ven. Thero emphasise the dedication of Dhamma school teachers and their plans to prepare Dhamma School children for YMBA exams from June 2018.

Since 2011 Heathrow Athula Dassana Dhamma school has been promoting Buddhist values and Sri Lankan culture to ensure moral upliftment of Buddhist Children. Dhamma school held every Saturday at Lampton School, Hounslow from 14:30 - 17:30. If you are interested in sending your children to Dhamma school or participate in Dhamma school activities please contact us via E-mail dhammaschool@heathrowvihara.org. Admission for 2018 will be started from 6th January and you can enrol your children every Saturday 14:30 at Lampton school.
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