Poson Poya Day Message

Poson Poya Day that commemorates the arrival of Arhant Mihinda Thera, who brought pure Buddhism to Sri Lanka, is the most significant day for Sri Lankan Buddhists.

It was the beginning of an era in which the agricultural economy existed for thousands of years, promoting a pure religious philosophy within the nation redefined with the concept of tank, dagoba, village, and temple.

It was the period that not only religious, religious order, cultural, environmental and social values but also many new concepts were socialized.

The people of Sri Lanka can present themselves as one of the greatest nations in the world due to the quality of this great philosophy.

Let us fall in-line with the right practice in this Poson Poya Day for the society that embodies those noble virtues.


Dinesh Gunawardena (M.P.)
Prime Minister
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

21th June 2024