Hon. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera 
Minister of  Buddhasasana

Minister's Message

The glorious history of Sri Lanka has been nourished with the spirit of the teachings of the Buddha during the last 2600 years. Construction of a replica of the Sakya Kingdom in Sri Lanka will invoke immense interests of the Buddhist all over the country and the world at large. Light of Asia Foundation of Sri Lanka undertook the entire project with the blessing of His Excellency The President and the Hon. Prime Minister. Sharing of this cultural herirage may dessiminate the timeless message of The Buddha for the establishment of inner peace of all and world peace at large.

Navin Gooneratne 
Chairman – Light of Asia Foundation

Chairmen's Message

The replica of the 2600 year backdrop of the SAKYA KINGDOM will depict the spiritual journey of Prince Siddhartha from Birth at the Lumbini Gardens through the luxurious life in the Complex of Palaces, to the attainment of Enlightment and the First Sermon as The Buddha. The gift of the 75 acre property at Piliyandala, initiated by the Minister of Buddhasasana Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe with the blessings of His Excellency The President, Hon. Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of Sri Lanka for the re-creation of the SAKYA KINGDOM with many facilities to communicate the timeless message of the Enlightened One reaffirms the continuation of the vital role played by Sri Lanka in preserving the word of The Buddha for many centuries. Light of Asia Foundation has launched this noble mission partnering the Ministry of Buddhasasana with the expertise of world renowned Archaeologists, Architects and Engineers to bring to “life” a story of a bygone era,which is relevant to today’s world of confusion and conflict. We invite you to partner our effort to gift to the world, an exhibit in the SAKYA KINGDOM, that would stand the test of time.

”Gift of the Dhamma is the Greatest Gift – The Buddha”

Piliyandala – Sri Lanka
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