1Arrival of Participants at the Bandaranaikle International Airport , Registration at the Hotel LobbyAll Day
2Dinner at Hilton Hotels 19.00 hours
1Arrival of participants at BMICH08.00 - 8.30 hours BMICH
2Buddhist and Political leaders enter the Conference Hall08.30 - 8.35 hoursBMICH
3Welcome Address by Hon. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, the Minister of Justice and Budhasasana of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Chairperson of the National Organizing Committee08.35 - 8.45 hours BMICH
4Recital of five precepts 08.45 - 8.50 hours BMICH
5Buddhist symphony08.50 - 9.00 hoursBMICH
6Address by the Most Ven. Prof. Brahmapandit, President of the International Council for the Day of Vesak (ICDV)09.00 - 9.10 hours BMICH
7Special Messages from the Buddhist Supreme Patriarchs09.10 - 10.10 hours BMICH
8Messages of the Heads of States 10.10 - 10.50 hours BMICH
9Speech of the Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka10.50 - 11.10 hours BMICH
10Speech of the H.E. Maithreepala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka11.10 - 11.40 hours BMICH
11Group Photo (only heads of states and Supreme Patriaches)11.40 – 11.50 hoursBMICH
12Lunch Break11.50 - 13.00 hoursBMICH
13Continuation of Messages13.00 -14.00 hoursBMICH
14Keynote Address14.00 – 14.30 hoursBMICH
15Buddhist History of Sri Lanka (Documentary Film)14.30 – 14.45 hoursBMICH
16Goodwill messages14.45 - 17.00 hoursBMICH
17Return to Hotels 17.00 - 19.00 hours
18Departure from Hotels to Vesak Cultural Festival at Diyatha Uyana19.00 - 20.00 hours Diyatha Uyana
19Vesak Cultural Festival at Diyatha Uyana and onsite dinner20.00 – 21.00 hours Diyatha Uyana
20Return to Hotels 21.00 hours
1Breakfast at the Hotels 07.00 - 8.00 hours Hotels
2Departure from the Hotels 08.00 - 08.30 hoursHotels
3Arrival at BMICH08.30 - 08.45 hoursBMICH
4Buddhist Chanting08.45 - 9.15 hours BMICH
5Panel Discussions09.15 - 11.30 hoursBMICH
6Lunch Break 11.30 – 13.00 hours BMICH
7Documentary Film 13.00 – 13.30 hoursBMICH
8Last Plenary Session and Presentation of Panel Reports 13.30 – 15.30 hours BMICH
9Open Questions and Answer Session 15.30 - 16.30 hours BMICH
10Return to hotels16.30 - 18.30 hours BMICH
11Departure from Hotels to “Nelum Pokuna” Cultural Theatre18.30 - 19.30 hours Nelum Pokuna Cultural Theatre
12Cultural Programme at Nelum Pokuna 19.30 - 21.00 hours Nelum Pokuna Cultural Theatre
13Dinner at Nelum Pokuna 21.15 - 22.00 hours Nelum Pokuna Cultural Theatre
14Return to Hotels22.00 hours
1Breakfast at the Hotels 05.00 - 6.00 hours
2Departure from Hotels 6.30 - 07.00 hours
3Arrival at the Fort Railway Station07.00 - 07.30 hours Fort Railway Station
4Leaving to Kandy by a Chartered Train 07.30 - 10.00 hours Fort Railway Station
5Arrival in Kandy Railway Station10.00 - 10.10 hours Kandy Railway Station
6Welcome of Guests at the Kandy Railway Station10.00 -10.30 hours Kandy Railway Station
7Lunch Break10.30 – 13.30 hours
8Paying Homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha13.30 – 15.30 hours Sri Dalada Maligawa
9Closing Ceremony and Presenting of the Kandy Declaration15.30 -17.30 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
10Free Time17.30 – 19.00 hours Kandy
11Cultural Procession organized by Sri Dalada Maligawa19.00- 20.00 hours Sri Dalada Maligawa
12Dinner in Kandy20.00- 21.00 hours Kandy
13Return to the Kandy Railway Station21.00 - 21.15 hours Kandy Railway Station
14Return to Colombo by Train21.15 – 23.45 hours Colombo Railway Station
15Return to Hotels from the Colombo Railway Station23.45 hours Colombo Railway Station