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October 23, 2017
Geneva Kathina Pinkama
The annual Kathina Pinkama at the Geneva International Buddhist Centre was held on Sunday the 15th October with a large number of devotees representing Sri Lankan and many other nationalities taking part.

The Commercial Attache for Thailand at the United Nations office in Geneva Ms Sunanda Kangwalkulkij and the Thai devotees connected to the Geneva Vihara were the the main sponsors of this years Kathina Ceremony.

Chief Sangha Nayaka of France, Head of the Parin International Buddhist Centre Most Ven. Paravahera Chgandarathana Nayaka Thera, Head of the Geneva International Buddhist Centre Dr. Thawalama Dhammika Nayaka Thera, Ven. Borelle Kovida Thero, Ven. Halvitigala Sujatha Thero, Ven. Geneva Lakkana Thero, several Thai and Laotian Venerable Monks, Sri Lankan Ambassador at the UN Office in Geneva H.E. Ravinath Ariyasinha, Commercial Attache Mr. Kumararathna, and many diplomats from Thailand and Myanmar Embassies in geneva and around 500 devotees from different nationalities were present.

A memorial Pinkama to remember and pass merits to the former Chief Adhikarana Sangha Nayaka of the Southern Sri Lanka and the head of the Habarakada Sri Vijayananda Raja Mahaa Pirivena in Gall, late Most Ven. Habarakada Indrarathana Nayaka Thera was also held, with H.E. The Ambassador Ravinath Ariyasinha who was an old pupil of the Nayaka Thero taking part. Most Ven. Paravahera Chandarathana Nayaka Thera and Ven. Borelle Kovida Thero delivered special memorial talks.

A special memorial service was also held to remember and pass merits to the late King of Thailand Bhumipol Adulyadej was also held.
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