#SessionTimeVenue
1 Arrival of Participants at the Bandaranaike International Airport , Registration at the Respective Hotel Lobby All Day
2 Leave hotel for Dinner 1845 hours
3 Welcome Dinner at Hilton Hotel 1900 hours
4Retire back to hotels2100 hours
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1Leave hotel after the Breakfast0700 hoursHOTEL
2Arrival of Maha Sangha & Religious Dignitaries, Minister/Representatives of Other Countries/ Ministers and Political Leaders, Delegates, Participants and Invitees at BMICH0730 - 0800 hours BMICH
3Documentary Film0840 hoursBMICH
4Arrival of Most Ven. Mahanayake Theras & Most Ven. Sanagaraja Theras0855 hoursBMICH
5Arrival of Hon Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Buddasasana & Justice 0915 - 0917 hoursBMICH
6Arrival of Hon Karu Jayasooriya, The Speaker of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanak0917 - 0919 hoursBMICH
7Arrival of Hon.Ranil Wickramasinghe, Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 0919 - 0921 hoursBMICH
8Arrival of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka0921 - 0923 hoursBMICH
9Arrival of H.E. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India0923-0925 hours BMICH
10Proceed to the Main Hall through the traditional greetings of Drum Beaters0925 hoursBMICH
11Lighting of Traditional Oil Lamp0930 hoursBMICH
12 Chief Guest, H.E.The President, Hon. Prime Minister ,Hon. Speaker and Hon. Minister of Buddha Sasana enter the hall through the traditional greeting artists and Drum Beaters 0933 hours BMICH
13Recital of five Precepts- Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangalabhidana Mahanayake Thero of Siyam Nikaya, Malwatte Chapter0935 hours BMICH
14Address of Welcome by Hon. Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, the Minister of Buddha Sasana and Justice and Chairperson of the National Organizing Committee0940 - 0950 hours BMICH
15Buddhist Symphony0950 -1000 hoursBMICH
16Address by Chief Prelate of Sri Lanka-Most Ven.Warakagoda Dhammasiddhi Sri Pannananda Gnanarathanabhidana Mahanayake Thero of Siyam Nikaya, Asgiriya Chapter1000 -1010 BMICH
17Address by the Most Ven. Dr. Phra Brahmapandit, President of the International Council for the Day of Vesak (ICDV)1010 - 1020 hoursBMICH
18Address of Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka1020 - 1025 hours BMICH
19Address of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 1025 - 1035 hoursBMICH
20Address of H.E. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India1035-1050 hoursBMICH
21H.E. The President to handover memento to H.E. Narendra Modi on stage1050-1055 hoursBMICH
22Leave for Group Photo 1055 – 1125 hoursBMICH
23Dana/Lunch Break1125 - 1230 hoursBMICH
24Commencement after lunch1230 hoursBMICH
25Messages of Goodwill – 1st Segment1230-1330 hours BMICH
26Keynote Address - Prof. Lewis Lancaster1330-1400 hoursBMICH
27Cancellation of Commemorative Stamps issued for UN Day of Vesak 20171400-1405 hoursBMICH
28Messages of Goodwill-2nd Segment1405 - 1505 hours BMICH
29Book Launch – Collection of excerpts of Tripitaka Covering Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana, Presented by ICDV 1505 – 1510 hoursBMICH
30Messages of Goodwill-Final Segment1510-1600 hoursBMICH
31Conclusion of Sessions of Day 1 – Retire back to Hotels 1600 hours
32Departure from Hotels to view UN Day of Vesak celebrations at “Diyawanna Zone” 1830 hoursDiyawanna Zone
33Dinner at Waters Edge 1945 hoursWaters Edge
34Retire back to Hotels 21.00 hours
35End of the first Day
#SessionTimeVenue
1Departure from the Hotels 08.00 hoursHOTEL
2Arrival at the BMICH Main Hall0830 hoursBMICH
3Recital of Five Precepts and Buddhist Chanting0830 - 0845 hoursBMICH
4Welcoming delegates to the Symposium Panel Discussion and branching off to the committee rooms0845 hoursBMICH
5Symposium Panel Discussions in 4 committee rooms (simultaneously)0900 - 1130 hoursBMICH
6Dana / Lunch Break 1130 – 1250 hours BMICH
7Assemble for the Final Session of the day at the Main Hall1300 hoursBMICH
8Last Plenary Session-Opening Remarks/Hon.Dr.Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe-Minister of Buddha Sasana1305-1315 hoursBMICH
9Continuation of Plenary Session / Presentation of Panel Reports – Main hall1315 – 1500 hours BMICH
10Questions and Answer Session open to the floor1500-1600 hoursNelum Pokuna Cultural Theater
11Distribution of Prizes /Conclusion of Sessions-Day2 1600 hoursNelum Pokuna Cultural Theater
12Retire back to Hotels 1610 hours
13Departure from Hotels to “Nelum Pokuna” Theatre 1815 hours
14Cultural Pageant at “Nelum Pokuna”1845 -2015 hours Nelum Pokuna Cultural Theater
15Dinner at “Nelum Pokuna”2015-2100 hours Nelum Pokuna Cultural Theater
16Retire back to Hotels2130 hours
17End of the Second Day
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1Departure from Hotels after early Breakfast0630 hours Hotel
2Arrival at the Fort Railway Station0700 hours Fort Railway Station
3Leaving to Kandy by a Chartered Train 0730 hours Fort Railway Station
4Arrival in Kandy Railway Station1000 hours Kandy Railway Station
5Welcome of Guests at the Kandy Railway Station1000 - 1030 hours Kandy Railway Station
6Proceed to Hotel Crown by Bus1045 - 1100 hours
7Dana / Lunch Break1100 - 1230 hoursHotel Crown
8Leave hotels to Sri Dalada Maligawa by Bus1245 hours
9Special Exposition of Tooth Relics of the Buddha / Paying Homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha1300 – 1430 hours Sri Dalada Maligawa
10Tea Break at Queens Hotel1430-1500 hoursQueens Hotel
11Conducting of all Ven.Members of Maha Sanga , all Ministers (Sri Lanka & Overseas) , Delegates, Observers and Invitees to the Closing Ceremony Venue1515 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
12Arrival of Most Ven. Mahanayake Theras and Most Ven. Sangaraja Theras 1530 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
13Order of Arrival- Diyawadana Nilame-Sri Dalada Maligawa , Hon.Minister of Buddha Sasana, Hon. Speaker, H.E.The President and The Chief Guest 1530-1540 hours Sri Dalada Maligawa
14Recital of five precepts - Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangalabhidana Mahanayake Thero of Siyam Nikaya, Malwatte Chapter1600-1605 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
15Welcome Address by Diyawadana Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa1605-1615 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
16Address by Chief Prelate of Sri Lanka – Most Ven.Warakagoda Dhammasiddhi Sri Pannananda Gnanarathanabhidana Mahanayake Thero of Siyam Nikaya, Asgiriya Chapter1615-1625 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
17Address by the Most Ven. Dr. Phra Brahmapandit, President of the International Council for the Day of Vesak (ICDV)1625-1635 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
18Address of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka1635-1650 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
19Address of the Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony , Her Excellency : Bidhya Devi Bhandari , the President of Nepal1650-1710 hours Sri Dalada Maligawa
20H.E President to handover memento to Her Excellency : Bidya Devi Bhandari on stage1710 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
21Presentation of “Mahanuwara Declaration ” by Hon. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, the Minister of Buddha Sasana and Justice -Chairperson of the National Organizing Committee1713-1725 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
22Vote of thanks – Mr. Chandraprema Gamage, Secretary of Ministry of Buddha Sasana1725 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
23Chanting of Seth Pirith to bless every body1730 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
24Conclusion of Closing Ceremony1735 hoursKandy Railway Station
25Free time/Dinner at the Queens Hotel1735-1930 hoursQueens Hotel
26“Cultural Perahera” organized by Sri Dalada Maligawa1930-2100 hoursSri Dalada Maligawa
27Return to the Kandy Railway Station by bus2100-2130 hours
28Departure to Colombo by train2200 hoursKandy Railway Station
29End of the Third Day
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1Check out from the Hotels and Departure through Airport or joining the Cultural ToursAs RequestedHotels