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
1Check out from the Hotels and Departure through Airport or joining the Cultural Tour0900 hoursHotels
2Check out from the Hotels1000 hours