Hon. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera

Minister of  Buddhasasana


Navin Gooneratne

Chairman – Light of Asia Foundation

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    Prince Siddhartha’s luxurious living in the Ramya, Suramya and Subha Palaces built to enjoy the changing cycle of nature within a world of fantasy and ageless beauty.
    These luxuries were provided by King Suddhodana to ensure that the Prince does not renounce lay life, which was predicted at birth by the Sages.

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    The Asian Buddhist Heritage will be focused within the ‘Lotus World’ linking the countries in the Region, radiating its practices and traditions to the global community.

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    The space behind the Rampart Wall of the ‘Sākya Kingdom’ will be transformed to several Academies of learning, research and interaction, designed to gain all-round expertise in facing the challenges of life, will attract students from around the world with Right Mindfulness to gain ‘hands on’ training to achieve co-operative excellence with teachings of The Buddha.

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    A facility to associate Buddhist literature from all over the world in numerous international languages including the Thipitaka with original teachings of The Buddha, which is currently available in 18 languages.

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    ‘International Centre for Mindfulness Meditation’ created for the expected stream of Meditators from here and around the world with facilities to accommodate over 10,000 meditators at a time.

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    The royal garden complex where the historical birth of Prince Siddhartha took place.

‘Sākya Kingdom’ will form the base of the Light of Asia Foundation’s commitment to transmit the ‘Dhamma’ to the world through Audio-Visual presentations, which was the vision of the Founder over 17 years ago, which has been endorsed by the Hon. Minister of Buddhasasana and the Ministry of Buddhasasana.
The project will have several facilities to communicate the timeless message of Compassion, re-affirming Sri Lanka’s role in continuing to preserve the pristine teachings of The Buddha.

The Project is being implemented with the expertise of an Internationally reputed team of
Archaeologists | Architects | Engineers


Basanta Bidari

Former Chief Archaeologist
Lumbini & Kapilavastu


Prof. Nimal De Silva
Former Director General
Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology


Sarath Hemachandra
Consultant Engineer
Former Director of Southern Development Authority

Signing MOU between Ministry of Buddhasasana &
Light of Asia Foundation

Vesak Celebrations – 2017

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony
for Sākya Kingdom

Signing MOU with ILCHON CHON CORP. of KOREA
for the Light of Asia Academy 

Opening Ceremony of Sākya Kingdom
Phase 01

Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony
for Light of Asia Academy

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