The second progress review meeting on progress of Vesak Day Celebration of U.N. which is to be held in Sri Lanka, 2017 was held in Taj Samudra Hotel. The Ministry of Justice and Buddhasasana emphasizes that U.N. Committee on Vesak Day Celebration has studied the organizing activities in respect of the celebration up to date and has granted its firm approval in that regard.

Inauguration Ceremony will be held at BMICH with the distinguished participation of Honourable Indian Primier, Narendra Modi and H.E. President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena on 17th May, 2017 under the theme of Buddhist Teaching for Social Justice and Sustainable peace. On the first day and seminars on the sub themes of Economy and Buddhism, followed by seminars under Economy and Buddhism, Education and Buddhism, Media and Buddhism, on the second day. Secretariat on Vesak Day Celebration announces that the ceremony will be concluded at the historical Sri Dalada Maligawa, in Kandy.